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Mark A. Knowlton Sr.

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Mark A. KNOWLTON, Sr. August 16, 1922 ~ May 14, 2011 Mark A. Knowlton passed away on May 14, 2011 at the Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Wa. Mark was born at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Wa. He attended St. Theresa's elementary school, graduated from O'Dea high school in 1940 and went on to Seattle University (then Seattle College) to graduate with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. On June 12, 1944, Mark joined the U.S Navy Armed Guard Service. Mark Served two years receiving the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign, Americans Area Campaign, and the W.W. II victory metals. He survived 9 air raids and 3 sub attacks. After being honorably discharged, Mark and his father purchased Dyno Battery in 1947 from Piston Service. His greatest passions were playing the Piano, Organ and taking care of his family. Mark is survived by his wife of 52 years, Katherine Lorentz, their son Mark Allen Jr. and his wife Sylvia. He leaves his sister, Rosemary Odom and four nephews, Bob Jr. and Steve Odom, Charles and Tom Knowlton. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Maury Knowlton and by two brothers Charles Jr. and John Knowlton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Bernadette's Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m., Thursday May 19th, Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations in Mark's name can be made to O'Dea High School Scholarship fund - 802 Terry Ave. Seattle, Wa. 98014 or St. Bernadette Catholic School - 1028 S.W. 128th St. Burien, Wa. 98146.
Published in The Seattle Times from May 17 to May 19, 2011
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