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KNOX, Arnold, Jr. "Bud" Of Lexington, formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 70 years to Evelyn M. (Taintor) Knox. Devoted father of Jeffrey A. Knox and his wife Carolyn of Milford; Barry J. Knox and his wife Marie of Dover, NH; and Wendy E. (Knox) Costello and her husband Joseph of Lexington. Loving Poppa to Rachel and her husband Tom, Katie and her husband Christian, Christopher and his wife Caitlyn, Julie and her husband Michael, Brendan, Joey, Catherine, Jenna, Jackie and her husband Joseph, Alison, and Jeffrey. Proud great-grandfather to Maggie, Sydney, and Ethan.

Bud was the steadfast second-generation President of Knox Dodge on Broadway in Somerville, a landmark Dodge dealership in Ball Square for over 60 years. Bud's accomplishments in the community were vast, and he was widely admired.

A civic-minded man of service who served the city he loved, Bud was on the Board of Directors of: the Somerville Family Services (Treasurer), Somerville Kiwanis Club (President & Treasurer), Somerville Chamber of Commerce (President & Executive Secretary), Somerville Home for the Aged (President), Somerville YMCA (President & Treasurer), Somerville Savings Bank, Somerset Savings Bank, and the Somerville Public Safety Commission. Bud's community service extended to his hometown of Reading where he volunteered for Boy Scouts of America (Scout Master), Little League Baseball (President), and the Reading Art Association (BOD & Treasurer).

A member of the "Greatest Generation", Bud was a Lexington High School graduate and was drafted into the U.S. Navy where he served his country in WWII meeting his future bride of 70 years. Upon return, he earned a business degree in accounting from Bentley College as a member of the academic fraternity Kappa Pi Alpha. Throughout his lifetime, Bud and Evelyn enjoyed traveling together, the arts, and attending all sporting events of their children and grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Road, LEXINGTON. (781) 862-1800 on Sunday, December 9th, 4 -7pm. Funeral Services will be at the Union Congregational Church of North Reading at 148 Haverhill Street on Monday, December 10th at 10 am. Interment at Charles Lawn Cemetery in Reading. For directions and expressions of sympathy, In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ( or Wounded Warrior Project ( Lexington 781-862-1800

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October 18, 2019
Dear Wendy and family, I am sorry to have been ignorant of the passing of your wonderful father! Just now, I read his obituary! I remember him as a very upbeat person, driving by the Lexington Cemetery, calling out: "Hey Dad, I'm back !" Meeting him before you moved in to the family home, fixing & planting things for you! In so many ways, your dad made the world a better place!
Sending our love,
Linda & Ron Gatzke
Linda Gatzke
December 9, 2018
Barry & Jeff,
On behalf of the entire Nazzaro Family we send our deepest, heartfelt sympathy of the passing of your dad. Understanding so well the importance of a solid foundation to aspire I'm sure all that you have both learned from your dad will live on in the both of you. We will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers. God bless you all.

Paul & Julie Nazzaro
Paul Nazzaro
December 8, 2018
December 8, 2018
condolences to Knox family !! Bud certainly lived a full life, worth celebrating !! may he RIP , bob ingves
bob ingves
December 7, 2018
Dear Evelyn and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Bud was a unique and generous person who will be remembered by many. I truly enjoyed the time I spent with him at Reading Art. He had been treasurer for many years and gave me a hand when I took the job over. He had a wonderful sense of humor and knew a tremendous amount of limericks, none of which I could remember, but he knew them all.

My deepest regrets,

Pat Wells
Pat Wells
December 7, 2018
Patricia Wells
December 7, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May you be surrounded by love and may GOD embrace you in HIS loving arms and cover you in peace and comfort.
December 6, 2018
May our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of your loss. Love from your Family in Maryland.
December 6, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Please find peace and comfort in knowing God cares for you and will help you in your time of need. 1 Peter 5;7
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