Stanley C. Knight, of La Jolla, formerly of Kenilworth, Illinois, died February 7, 2013.|
Stan was born August 8, 1916, in Chicago, IL. He graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, IL, and attended Beloit College in Wisconsin. He was a Naval Officer during World War II and served in the Pacific.
In 1942 he married Dee and they raised their children in Kenilworth. Upon military discharge, Stan joined the Stanley Knight Corporation, which had been started by his father. He became president of that company where he spent his entire business career. The company manufactured stainless steel food service equipment as well as soda fountains.
He retired to La Jolla in the early seventies and spent his retirement years enjoying life with Dee and playing a great deal of tennis, a life-long passion. Dee pre-deceased him in 1998. In later years he engaged in almost daily bridge games and volunteered at the church and Meals on Wheels.
He is survived by his children, Jerry (Vickie) of Sarasota, FL, Stanley Jr. (Gretchen) of Charlottesville, VA, and Lee (Muan) of La Mesa, CA; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sister, Betty Silander of Dallas, TX; and brother-in-law, Edwin Phillips of Claremont, CA. He was also pre-deceased by son, Phillip (Nancy) of Wilmette, IL; and sister, Peggy Phillips.
A service was held at St. James by-the-Sea in La Jolla on February 15, 2013.
Published in La Jolla Light from Feb. 28 to Mar. 7, 2013