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John Bernard Knott

March 7, 1947 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 75)


Mr. John Bernard Knott, 75, of Thurmont, died on Monday, April 25, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was the loving husband of Barbara J. Knott. They were happily married for 52 years.

Born March 7, 1947, he was the youngest of 10 children born to the late Charles A. and Ruth Ida (Daywalt) Knott.

John served as a member of the 9th Engineer Battalion in the US Marine Corps from 1966-1969 with a tour of duty in Vietnam.

He was a self-employed contractor for most of his career with his expertise being in cabinetry and trim work.

He enjoyed woodworking and took great pride in building his own home.

John also enjoyed fishing, golfing, horseshoes, trips to Canada, and mushroom hunting. He loved doing an annual "Fish Fry" fundraiser for the VA Hospital.

John was a life member of Amvets Post 7 in Thurmont, VFW Post 6658 in Emmitsburg, and was a former member of the Cascade American Legion Post 239.

John enjoyed spending time with his family and will be greatly missed by his dog, Sylvie, who remained by his side throughout his entire illness.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Rogers and friend Kurt, of Thurmont; son, Jason Knott and wife, Katie Rush, of Frederick; three grandchildren, Chayton Rogers, Joanna Knott, and Ethan Knott; brother, Elmer Knott and wife, Elaine, of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Margaret Timmerman and Rose Keepers, both of Pennsylvania, and Ruth Knott of Thurmont; sisters-in-law, Doris Knott of Thurmont and Kathy Lindley and husband, Michael of Alabama; brothers-in-law, Bill Christmas and wife, Karen of Maryland, Ed Hixson and wife, Alice of Pennsylvania, Barry Hixson and wife, Shirley of Pennsylvania and Tom HIxson and wife, Pam of California and many special and beloved nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by five siblings, Beulah Portner, Dorothy Condon, Charles Knott, Merle Knott, and Richard Knott; and brothers-in-law, Jack Timmerman and Lee Keepers.

A memorial mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at St. Anthony's Shrine Parish, 16150 St. Anthony's Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Following the service, a gathering of friends and family will be held at Amvets Post 7 in Thurmont.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frederick Health Hospice,1 Frederick Health Way Frederick, Maryland 21701.

Arrangements are with Stauffer Funeral Home, Thurmont.

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Memorial Mass
May 21, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Anthony Shrine Parish
16150 Saint Anthonys Road
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727


Frederick Health Hospice
1 Frederick Health Way, PO Box 1799, Frederick MD 21701
Tel: 1-240-566-3030

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