Knost, Sue A. ALBANY Sue A. Knost, 56, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. Sue was born on April 30, 1954 in Schenectady and was the daughter of the late Henry W. and Lila E. (Richardson) Knost. She was a graduate of Colonie Central High School and Schenectady Community College. She was employed by the United States Post Office in Colonie. Sue was an avid Civil War enthusiast with Troy's 125th NYS Volunteers. In the 1980's she joined the Capital District Civil War Round Table, serving at various times as vice-president, president, and for many years, as program director. She became passionate about Civil War battlefield preservation, proposing to the Round Table in 1994 the idea of selling postal cachets at various Civil War sites as a means of raising money. She would set up a post office table at Gettysburg, Antietam, the Albany Rural Cemetery or other locations and would cancel with appropriate cancellations, envelopes or cachets that had affixed to them stamps commemorating Civil War generals or events. Then she and Round Table volunteers would sell them. Since 1995, the Round Table has raised over $178,000 mainly from the sale of cachets which, with leveraged or matched funds, has totaled over $800,000 in contributions for Civil War battlefield preservation. This effort has earned high praise from notable people in the preservation community. Sue is survived by her brother, Joseph A. Knost; her nephew, James Knost; her niece, Lorinda Jensis; her great-nieces, Brittany and Ashlee Jensis; her uncles, Porter Joseph Richardson and Billy J. Richardson; and her cousins, Patty Sherman, Carole Fortin, Rose Ann Kemp, Donald and Marian Richardson, and Glenna Hornaday. She was predeceased by her aunt and uncle, Marie and Percy Sherman. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens in Colonie. Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions, may be made to the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 in memory of Sue A. Knost. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerAlbany.com
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Published by Albany Times Union on Dec. 1, 2010.