GEORGE A. KNOTH
“Turn out the lights, the
George A. Knoth, known as
“Big George,” 82, left this earth Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, to be with his wife
George was born May 17,
1924, in Belfair, Wash. to Jules and Rose Knoth. He had one brother and two
sisters, whom he loved. He left school at an early age to help support his
family. He worked hard all of his life. George fought in the Army Air Corp during
WWII. When he came home from the war, he met the girl of his dreams, Louise W.
Stratton. They were married Jan. 31, 1946, and remained in love until her
untimely death in February 2002.
He was a jack of all trades.
During his lifetime he was a logger, truck driver and bartender. In his later
years, he worked at Tee Pee Auto Wrecking, and there wasn’t a car or auto part
that he couldn’t find in the yard. George could fix any car and loved to buy
cars to tinker on during his off time. He also loved to hunt and fish and many
a family memory revolves around the adventures of “Elk Camp”, where all the
luxuries were provided with tall tales around the campfire and semi-honest card
George Knoth is survived by
is three sons, Bart (Tina) Knoth, with their daughters, Jessica (Bobby)
Sarmiento and Carly Knoth, all of Sunnyside; Brad (Cathy) Knoth, with their
children, Brady (Suanne) Knoth, Amy Viklund, Brandon (Alicia) Knoth and Bryce
Knoth of Seattle, and Clay (Lisa) Knoth, with their children, Angela (Luke) Godfrey,
Josh (Sheila) Knoth, April (Tony) Biaggio, David Knoth, Joseph Knoth and Jacob
Knoth of Seattle; and Terry (Lynn) Moss and Howard Moss, whom he loved as sons.
He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren, Andre, Boo, Brody, Blake,
Brooklyn, Katie, Maddie, Anthony, Sawyer, Gianna and Isabel.
George was preceded in death
by his loving wife, Louise; a son, Calvin Knoth; a brother, John Knoth; and a
sister, Mabel Jacques.
As per the wishes of the deceased, there will be no formal services.
However, there will be a Celebration of Life in January, 2007. An announcement
will be forthcoming.