Edwin Thomas Foote Knowles, Sr., 88, of Medina, peacefully passed away with family by his side, Friday, November 23, 2012. He was born November 17, 1924 in Cleveland, to Allen and Florence (nee Foote) Knowles.
Edwin was a graduate of West Tech High School in Cleveland and went on to attain a degree in economics from Baldwin Wallace College. He was proud to have served in the U.S. Army twice during his lifetime. Edwin’s first tour of service was in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII with the 30th Infantry Division. He served as a Survivor Assistance Officer for Northeast Ohio during the Vietnam War. He retired as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Edwin was the loving husband of Audrey Jane (nee Henning), to whom he was married for 63 years; beloved father of Reverend Sharon Lee Knowles (Mike) Kiesel of Medina, Kathy (Bill) Farrell of Fremont, Ohio, Edwin T. Knowles, Jr. of Medina, and Randy P. Knowles of Medina; cherished grandfather to Kristel, Kurt (Julie), Nicole and Wendy; great-grandfather to Rosemary and Matthias; brother to Curtis (Priscilla) Knowles of Seven Hills; and in-law to George and Helen Todd of Avon Lake.
He is preceded in death by his siblings Allen, Virginia, and Richard.
Visitation will be held for Edwin on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 P.M., at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St. Medina. Funeral services will be held 11A.M., Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at the funeral home, with Reverend Sharon Lee Knowles Kiesel presiding. Private burial will follow at Medina Center Cemetery on Fenn Rd.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd, Medina, OH 44256 or to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com