Gary Lee Knight Sr., 69, of County Route 9, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening (December 19, 2017) at Ira Davenport Hospital.

Gary Lee Knight Sr., 69, of County Route 9, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening (December 19, 2017) at Ira Davenport Hospital.

Born in Hornell, NY, April 19, 1948, the son of Ernest and Luella (Evingham) Knight, he had resided in the Hornell area his whole life. Gary was a graduate of the former Canisteo Central School during which he belonged to both the football and wrestling teams and of Cazenovia College where he earned his bachelor degree in Human Services. Gary honorably served his country in the United States Air Force from 1968-1972 during which time he served two tours in Vietnam; he was very proud of the time he spent in the Army MACV Intelligence. Awards received from the Vietnamese Army and the Silver Star were also recognitions he was proud to have accepted. Gary was employed as a supervisor for Corning Glass and later an Addiction Therapist at the Bath VAMC. He was a great outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Gary was a member of the Cohocton American Legion. On July 17, 1999 he married the former Roberta Fishman-Bable who survives.

He was predeceased by his parents, 2 sisters; Linda Bacon and Doris Knight and 3 brothers; Bill, Jack, and Jim Knight.

He is survived by his wife Roberta, 1 daughter; Stephanie (Chad) Magnuson of Woodhull, 3 sons; James (Tammy) Woolgar of Corning, Seth Bable of Canandaigua and Gary Knight Jr. of Bath, 6 grandchildren; Mark Knight, Jacilee Woolgar, Jenna Woolgar, Aiden Bable, Noah Magnuson, and Alayna Magnuson, 1 great-granddaughter;  Lydia Toby, 2 brothers; Rodney Knight of Canisteo, John (Marjorie) Knight of Corning, 2 sisters; Carol Ritter of Hornell and Marjorie Henry of Canisteo as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowers
funeralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by David W. Ames, Director.

The family will be present from 10AM-noon on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo.  Funeral services will be held immediately following calling hours at 12:00 PM.  Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath.