Howard G. KNOX

KNOX, Howard G., 73, of New Cumberland, Pa and formerly of Thomaston, CT, pased into new life on Monday, April 29, 2013 at Holy Spirit Hospital in East Pennsboro Township. Howie, a retired Master Sergeant from the US Air Force who served during the Vietnam War, was also a retired Systems Analyst with 40 years at IBM Corp. in Mechanicsburg. He served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Americhoice Federal Credit Union. He was a member of Saint Theresa Parish in New Cumberland, where he served as Sacristan and Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Choir. He was a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8921, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. His greatest joy was his family, especially his children and his grandchildren. Church, volunteering, and serving wherever he could were also of great importance to him. He was born December 15, 1939 in Waterbury, CT to the late Howard A. and Anna (Welsh) Knox. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step mother, Theresa (Rogozinski), a half brother Maynard, and a half sister, Eleanor (Tedesco). He is survived by his wife, Clara E. (Baker) Knox; three daughters, Colleen A. Keefer (Michael) of Harrisburg, Elizabeth C. Adkinson (Timothy) of Jacksonville, FL, and Theresa L. Michael (Scott) of Valrico, FL; a son, Jason W. Knox (Melissa) of Hummelstown; a brother, John Knox (Linda) of Northfield, CT; a sister, Anne Gilbert (William) of Morehead City, NC; a step sister, Lorraine Hamel (Richard) of Terryville, CT; a step brother John Rogozinski of Harwinton, CT; and eleven grandchildren, Sharon, Bethany, Eliana, Patrick, Cecilia, Katherine, Ian, McKenzie, Allison, Olivia, and Addison. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland. Burial with Military Honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Twp. on the following Monday at 2:30 p.m. Viewings will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening with the Knights of Columbus service at 7:30p.m. and from 10:00 to 10:30am Friday morning at Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to St. Theresa Catholic Church Memorial / Remembrance Fund, 1300 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070 or to Special Olympics Pennsylvania, 2570 Blvd. of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown, PA 19403 For more information, please visit

Published in on May 2, 2013