James A. McKnight, age 72, of Mars, passed away on Sunday afternoon, November 22, 2020 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 25, 1948, he was the son of the late James F. and Thelma Owens McKnight.
He had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Jim was a Postal Worker at the Bulk Mail Center in Warrendale for over 25 years.
A member of the Bakerstown United Methodist Church, he was an avid lover of guitar, music and photography. He enjoyed playing Bocce ball and was a gifted writer.
Surviving are his wife, Marcia Jones McKnight, who he married on June 23, 1970, two daughters, Jaime Williams (Clint) of Twin Falls, Idaho and Autumn Ivanchan (Shawn) of Mars, a son, Sean McKnight (John Bolton) of N.Y., N.Y. and his grandchildren, Noah, Talon, Mackenzie and Brooklyn.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Alex and his sister, Cheryl Goebel.
Arrangements are private under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. Memorial donations can be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053.
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