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David G. Knight

July 12, 1946 - January 8, 2021

David G. Knight, 74 of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday, January 8, 2021 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born July 12, 1946 in Bellaire, Ohio son of the late Willard J. and Elvira Dale Knight. David was the owner of Knight Manufacturing Company, founded by his grandfather, Harley Knight and Willard Knight in 1935 and owner of Belmont Stamping Company which was acquired in August of 1986. He took great pride in working alongside his employees and family including his wife and daughter Sara S. Henthorn now the 4th generation.

David was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shadyside, Ohio; served as board member of the OR & W Fire District, served on the board of directors of the Casket and Funeral Supply Association, Shadyside Chamber of Commerce and was a 1964 graduate of Shadyside High School and an avid supporter of the Shadyside community and school district. He was a U.S. Army veteran and attended West Liberty State College and Ohio University. He also owned and operated The Pizza Pub in Shadyside in the 80’s.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Soccorsi and Gary Knight and his father-in-law Loren Brown. David is survived by his wife, Donna J. Brown Futhey Knight. They were married on February 14, 1987 and have been together for 38 years. His daughter, Sara Summer (Curtis) Henthorn of Shadyside, Ohio and son, Robert Paul (Gina) Futhey of Grove City, Ohio and his grandson Henry, who he enjoyed spending time with. Also his sister-in-law, Judith Soccorsi of Boardman, Ohio and his best friend John Shaver of Shadyside, Ohio. His nieces and nephews with whom he had a special bond, Mark (Denise) Soccorsi, Matt Soccorsi, Robin Gartland, Rob (Jen) Soccorsi, Jeffrey (Judy) Soccorsi and Jenna (Chris) McNulty and his great nieces and great nephews. Also his mother-in-law Hazel (Kanzigg) Brown and Sister-in-law, Karen (Brown) Boyd and her husband Larry and niece Emily and nephew Nathan.

David was so full of life. He had a way of making everyone he met feel special. He loved to work, never stopped learning, and enjoyed a challenge. He enjoyed gardening, working on house projects, baking cookies, washing cars and spending time with family and friends. He was glad to meet new people and lived life to the fullest.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in David’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church by CLICKING HERE or the OR & W Fire District by CLICKING HERE. Share your thoughts and memories with David’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeter.com.  Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio.

Services held at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 30th at 1 pm may be viewed remotely by CLICKING HERE.

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