David W. Knight, 77, of Ruffsdale, PA passed away peacefully Sunday, November 3, 2019 at his home. He was born August 29, 1942 in McKeesport, PA. son of the late Willis F. and Frances D’Happart Knight. David was a graduate of the West Newton High School Class of 1960. He was a tank driver for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and then went on to be self-employed at his shop – Gold N Things - as a gold smith. He created custom jewelry and was a repairman for several jewelry stores. David was a long-time member of the Downtown United Methodist Church in Madison. David was an avid Trap shooter and a member of the Herminie II Sportmen's Association, Sutersville Club and Ruffsdale Club, along with being a long-time member of the Pittsburgh BMW Club. He loved riding motorcycles, going fishing, and watching old Western movies. Dave was a very talented wood worker. He made a variety of hand crafted pieces for his family members. He is preceded in death by both parents and survived by his loving wife of almost 44 years – Karen S. Knight of Ruffsdale, PA, one aunt – Esther Sterner of West Newton, PA, one brother-in-law – Wade F. Miller of Pottstown, PA, one very special friend – Julie Baker of Irwin, PA and his loving fur babies KC, Gray Kitty and Teddy. Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. Services will be held at 11am on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Green officiating. Interment will follow at the Madison Union Cemetery Madison, Pa.
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