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Mark Lee Knight

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SALUDA-Mark Lee Knight, age 74, formerly of Fulton, New York, died November 25, 2014 at Autumn Care, Saluda NC, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born October 23, 1940 in Fulton, and was the son of the late James F. and Emma (Guile) Knight. He graduated from Oswego Catholic High School and St. Bonaventure University. He completed graduate studies at SUNY Oswego, Columbia University, City College of New York, St. Bonaventure University, Harvard University and UCLA. He received an MS degree in Chemical Education and an MS degree in Guidance and Counseling. He was a life member of the National Science Teachers Association.
Mark taught chemistry at Fulton High School, G. Ray Bodley High School, Christian Brothers Academy and Bishop Grimes High School, where he also coached volleyball. He was also Director of Admissions at St. Bonaventure University. Mark was also an active member of the Fulton Men's Chorus, the original Fulton Community Theater and the Bishop Grimes Community Theater and for many years was director of the traveling Bishop Grimes Lenten Mystery Players. In 1989 he was the recipient of the Bishop Harrison Coach of the Year Award.
Mark enjoyed gardening, reading, birds, and traveling. He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tryon, NC.
He is predeceased by his parents, and a brother James, all of Fulton, New York.He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Rosalind M. Spaman of Mill Spring, NC, daughter Allison (Kevin) Wierman of Mill Spring, NC and daughter Jennifer (Scott) Spencer of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren Hannah (Jeff) Chale, Jessica (James) Bowers, William Wierman, Shaun and Samantha Spencer, great-grandchildren Lydia and Luke Chale and Brynn Bowers; brothers Donald of Fulton, NY, Francis of Simi Valley, CA, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Services will be at Foster Funeral Home in Fulton, NY.A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with burial to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Fulton, NY.
Thos.Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors, Hendersonville, NC.
Published in The Times-News on Nov. 27, 2014
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