November 24, 1936 - July 21, 2018
Frederick A. Knight, 81, of Freeville, NY, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, following a brief illness. Born in Ithaca, Fred was the son of the late Joseph and Beatrice Cudlin Knight. He retired from NYSEG after thirty plus years of service as a master welder at Milliken Station in Lansing and later as a pipe fitter at the Ithaca Service Center.
Fred was a true family man who loved spending time with everyone, especially his grandchildren. Along with his wife of 23 years, the former Susan Shepard, Fred helped raise three of his grandchildren, Ashleigh, Thomas, and Joseph, and one great-grandchild, Ryeder. He was also very handy and creative, and called upon often by friends in need of help. Fred was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Loyal Order of Moose, both in Ithaca. In his free time, he enjoyed playing euchre and pitch, and loved spending time on the farm.
In addition to his beloved wife Susan, Fred is survived by his children, Karen Kahrs, Sandy (Scott) Rouleau, Joseph F. Knight, Edward (Jessamine) Knight, Michael Kenneth (Cheryl) Brotherton, Lynne Marie (Timothy) Sears, Terie Brotherton, and Robert Pete (Zela) Brotherton; grandchildren, Jordon, Kierston, Ashleigh, Thomas, Kyle, Mara, Joseph, Reece, Julia, Jennifer, Timothy, Samuel, Nicole, Brian, Robert, Alex, Oscar and Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Ryeder, Dayton, Hannah, Rebecca, Elijah, Arianna, Jaiden, Abigail, Anthony, Andrew, Brandon, Levon, Zania and newborn Blake; and brother, Richard (Jeannette) Knight. He was preceded in death by a son, Jamie Brotherton, on February 5, 2018.
A gathering of friends and family to celebrate Fred’s life will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Loyal Order of Moose, 367 Elmira Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred’s name to the American Liver Foundation at www.liverfoundation.org.