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Donald "Knucker" Bly 1946 - 2018
ILION - Donald "Knucker" Bly, 71, of Ilion, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Utica.
Don was born on December 13, 1946, in Ilion, the son of Richard and Eleanor (LeClair) Bly. He was a graduate of Ilion Schools and, following graduation, he served in the US Air Force from 1965-68. On October 11, 1965, he married the former Priscilla Wollaber; she passed away in 2011.
Don had a love for muscle cars and was a well-respected salesman for several local dealers through the years. Besides cars, Don enjoyed carpentry and was a very talented carpenter, and he was also a notorious practical joker. Don was also a member of the Ilion Fish and Game Club, having participated in several wild game dinners.
Don is survived by his three sons and a daughter, Jon and Shelly, of Herkimer, Brian, Erin and Daryl Burke, and Steve and Sarin, all of Ilion; four brothers, Richard, of Ilion, Jeff and Kathy, of Tupper Lake, Doug and Rena, of MA, and Matt and Bobbi, of Speculator; two sisters, Beth and Paul Gagnon, of Piseco, and Peg Bly and Tim, of Dolgeville; six grandchildren, Briana, Jenna, Storm, Kristara, Freddy and Justin; two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Addie Mae; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides family, Don leaves his special friends, Justin Price and Art Rathbun, and a longtime friend, Tommy Matthews, of Ilion.
Don's memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., in Ilion. Pastor Hans Drews will officiate. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.
Friends are asked to please consider memorial donations to the Herkimer County Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the fueral home.
To send an online condolence, please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.
Published in Times Telegram from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2018
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