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Donald Pennington Knight ’68

Published in Nov. 22, 2000, issue

Don died Mar. 24, 2000, of brain cancer, secondary to melanoma, with which he had fought since it was diagnosed in late Nov. 1999. He was born in Fairfield, Ohio, and came to Princeton from Hotchkiss. At Princeton, he majored in English, was a member of Charter Club, and served as its treas. our senior year. After Princeton, he went into the army, attended OCS, and left as a first lt. in military intelligence. He moved to Texas, where he was a plant manager for Pillowtex for almost a decade; he then moved on to Papco, a general contractor, where he was a v.p. During the early 1990s, he formed Donald P. Knight Planning and Construction, in which his eldest son, Russell, joined him in 1996. He took great joy in playing softball and woodworking, especially in furniture-making. His marriage to Sally Grenier Knight ended in divorce in 1985, and he never remarried.

He is survived by his sons, Russell and Douglas, daughter Karen, and his father, John P. To his survivors, the class extends its profound sympathy.

The Class of 1968

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