PHOENIX, NY – Benjamin O. Knight, 80, of Syracuse, NY, passed away on Saturday January 11, 2014.
He was born in Phoenix, to his late parents, Myrtle (Phelps) and John A. Knight on Sept. 9, 1933.
He was a graduate of Phoenix High School.
He later served in the US Army, in Korea.
Bennie retired from the US Postal Service, Syracuse.
He loved organ music and organ recitals; and was a good dancer.
He was predeceased by his brother, Richard Knight; his step-mother, Bertha L. Knight.
Surviving are his sister, Esther Morgan of Brooklet, Ga.; his sister-in-law, Billie Knight of Thompson Station, Tenn.; his aunt, Phyllis Stone of Tucson, Ariz.; his nieces, Karen Nellis Scusa and Linda Morgan Murphy; his nephew, Jim Morgan; his close cousins, Joyce Philips Helbock and Ann Weaver Barnett; along with several cousins; and his close friend, Carl Fetterman.
Calling hours will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.
The interment will occur in the Spring in Hillside Memorial Cemetery, Central Square, NY, with military honors.
Contributions in Bennie’s name may be sent to: SPCA, 5878 East Molloy Road, Mattydale, NY, 13211.