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John Knox Jr. Obituary
John W. Knox, Jr.
John W. Knox, Jr., 84, of Bethlehem, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice, Allentown. He was the devoted husband of Patricia S. (Swift) Knox. They were married 55 years in October. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late John E. Sr. and Katherine (Marraccini) Knox. He attended California State College and Penn State University. John served his country in the U.S. Army at the conclusion of WWII. He worked for Sinclair Refining Company and Swann Oil Company, and later Herceg Hauling for many years. John was a member of the Philadelphia Lodge #3, Free & Accepted Masons. He was a former treasurer of Northwest Swim Club, a founding member of the Bethlehem Steelers, Hurricane Wrestling Club and West Bethlehem Wrestling Club. Survivors: His loving wife, Patricia; daughter, Catherine L. Knox of Ambler, PA; sons, Michael P. Knox and his wife Dana of Ann Arbor, MI, John R. Knox and his wife, Diane of Bethlehem; sisters, Dolores Wank and her husband, Rich and Myrle Mae Delewski, all of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren, Sarah, Kevin, Brian, Rachael, Morgan and Jordan. Services: A Memorial Service will be held 7 p.m. Friday August 10 in the Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, where friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. A memory tribute may be placed at www.longfuneralhome.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers to the Hurricane Wrestling Club 1425 Bonnie Dr., Bethlehem 18018.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 8, 2012
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