Russell E. Knight, 71

HANNIBAL, NY –  Russell E. Knight, 71 of Hannibal, died Sunday February 12, 2012, at Oswego Hospital following an extended illness.

A native of Fulton, he had resided in Vermillion for many years before moving to the Hannibal area in 1968.

Russell retired in 2000 from Rollway Bearing in Liverpool after 33 years.

He had served in the U. S. Army Military Police from 1962 to 1968.

Russell enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Donna K. Knight of Hannibal; a brother, George (Sherry) Knight of Mexico; two sisters, Beverly Cole and Roberta Dickerson both of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Alan Knight.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Burial will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo at a later date.

The family encourages memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St.,  PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.