James Edward Knies, Sr. "Shay"
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James Edward Knies, Sr., known to all as Shay, age 70, passed away on December 25, 2012 after a long battle with heart and vascular disease. He was surrounded by his loved ones.
Shay is survived by his brother, Charles Knies; sisters, Carol Fay (John) and Susan Kopp (Ron); daughters, Sherie Loomis (Scott) and Darlene Earls (Elliott); 4 grandchildren; former wife, Nancy Stigler and their son, James Jr. and daughter, Jill. Shay is preceded in death by his brother, John.
Shay's legacy was etched in time as the proprietor of Little's Garage, located in Pike Creek, where he worked proudly after purchasing it in 1967 until his retirement only 3 years ago; however, he still made it in daily for coffee and Winstons until just weeks before his passing.
Shay's greatest passion in life was playing golf. As a member of the Pike Creek Country Club, and then Cavaliers for nearly 3 decades, ultimately turned professional on the Senior Series and could, and often would, boast of a career 13 holes-in-one.
Shay's colorful and vivacious life was all about the stories he created on the course, at the track, or in the garage. Please come share your memories with friends and family in a toast at Timothy's, 100 Creek View Rd. in Newark (off of Papermill Rd) on Friday, January 18 from 5-8 pm.
CHARLES P. ARCARO
Published in The News Journal from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2013
Charles P. Arcaro Funeral Home
2309 Lancaster Avenue Wilmington, DE 19805