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The Telegram
  • Milton M. 'Mickey' Knox

  • Milton Mahlon Knox "Mickey", age 91, of John Street, passed away on Monday evening, April 1, 2013, in Faxton-Saint Luke's Medical Center, New Hartford. He had the support and comfort of his loving family at his side.

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  • Milton Mahlon Knox "Mickey", age 91, of John Street, passed away on Monday evening, April 1, 2013, in Faxton-Saint Luke's Medical Center, New Hartford. He had the support and comfort of his loving family at his side.
    He was born on July 6, 1921, in Caribou, ME, son of the late Lyman and Hazel Shorey Knox. Milton was raised in Caribou and was a graduate of Caribou High School. During World War II, he answered the call of his country by enlisting in the US Navy where he received the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Three Stars P.T. Insignia and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on March 8, 1946, attaining the rank of Ships Cook First Class.
    On October 20, 1946, he was united in marriage with the former Peggy Bell in Lisbon, ME. They came to this area first settling in Ilion and in 1955 moved to Mohawk. Mrs. Knox preceded him in death on August 7, 1998, after fifty-one years of marriage.
    For twenty-seven years, Mr. Knox was an electrician by trade and was a foreman with Local Union #181, Utica. He retired in 1983.
    Milton had a strong faith in God and was a member of the Morningstar Ministries and longtime member of the former Mohawk United Methodist Church, where he had served on various committees. Among his many activities, he found much joy volunteering as an amateur auctioneer.
    To those who knew him, they will never forget a warm, caring and gentle man who enjoyed doing for others while looking for nothing in return. He will be greatly missed.
    He is survived by three sons, Christopher P.  and his wife, Cindy Knox, of Lenore, NC, Jeffery and his wife, Patricia Knox, and Ronald J. and his wife, Wendy Knox, all of Mohawk; a sister, Ethel Irions, of Saint Michaels, MD; three grandchildren, Mary Juman and husband, Keith, of Syracuse, Andrew Knox, of Baltimore, MD, Benjamin Knox and wife, Jamie, of Bridgewater; five great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Schuyler Knox, Nathan and Eli Juman and Naomi Knox; several nieces and nephews; and his dear friend and companion, Doris Collis. Besides his parents and wife, Peggy, he was predeceased by two brothers, Phillip and Lyman Knox, and one sister, Phyllis Squires.
    Funeral service for Mr. Knox will take place on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Court Street, Herkimer. The Reverend Robert Wollaber, Pastor of Morningstar Ministries. will officiate. Interment with military honors accorded by the US Navy will be later this spring in Mohawk Cemetery. Calling hours will be in the funeral home on Thursday (today) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Herkimer County Humane Society or the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the Faxton-Saint Luke's Medical Center ICU staff and the staff of the Presbyterian Residential Community for the care and compassion shown to Milton and all their assistance to his family.

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