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Raymond L. "Zeke" Knox

December 13, 1932 ~ March 26, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Raymond L. "Zeke" Knox Obituary

Raymond L. “Zeke” Knox, age 90, of Callery, passed away on Sunday morning, March 26, 2023 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp.

Born in Myoma, Adams Twp., PA on December 13, 1932, he was the son of the late Jesse and Georgia Hudson Knox.

He had served as an SP 3 in the United States Army during peacetime.

Ray retired after 38 years with Mars Bank, where he had been manager of the Richland Office.

He was a member of Old Union Presbyterian Church, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Elder, choir member and “Willing Workers”.

He was a member of the “Men From Mars” quartet, the John E. Mair Lodge 729 F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite of Pittsburgh and the Syria Shriners and was Past President of NACO Caravan 19.

An avid golfer, he was a member of the Tri Boro Golf League. He also loved gardening.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy L. Makosey Knox, who he married on August 16, 1957, a daughter, Lisa Rape (Kenneth) of Penn Twp., two sons, Michael Knox of Evans City and Robert Knox (Sheri) of Prospect, his grandchildren, Carly Rape (Mark) and Joshua Rape (Nicole), Samantha Knox and Kayla Hockenberry (Nick) and his great grandchildren, Jordyn and Brooklyn Rape and Hendrix Freeman.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lester A. Knox, Clark Knox and Clarence “Bub” Knox and his sister, Geraldine Leisman.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Old Union Presbyterian Church, 200 Union Church Rd. Mars, PA 16046, with Rev. Dr. Peter deVries, officiating. Memorials may be made to the church in his memory. Directions and condolences are available at


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