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Irving W. Knight
CUMBERLAND - Irving W. Knight, 87, formerly of Avalon Healthcare Center of Mystic, CT passed away on October 7, 2010 at Westerly Hospital. He was the son of the late Irving and Helen (Waterman) Knight.
He leaves two sisters, Marjorie Sweetman of Florida and Lucy Almeida of RI; several nieces, nephew and many caring relatives and friends.
He was born in Cumberland, and grew up on the Waterman Farm. He earned his BS from Bryant College before entering the Army in 1943. He completed the Army's 12 month Meteorology Program at Hamilton College before he served overseas in India as a DFE operator for the planes flying over the Himalayas to China. After discharge from the Army in 1946 he earned his degree in economics from Harvard University.
He started his career at Providence Gas Com. until 1955 at which time he joined IBM in New York City where he remained for 26 years working at many locations including France. He retired in 1982 and remained a consultant for IBM for an additional six years.
He lived his life to the fullest and was very active in community service his entire life.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 23 at 11 AM in the Four Corners Community Chapel, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI. Burial will follow in the Arnolds Mills Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours are respectfully omitted. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association, RI Chapter, P.O. Box 41659, Providence, RI 02940 Directions/Guestbook: