Beekmantown — Mr. William C. 'Bill' Knuffke, 84, of Route 22, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at the CVPH Medical Center.
He was born in Plattsburgh on Nov. 19, 1915, the son of the late Frank and Mary (Perry) Knuffke.
Bill was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh. He worked for 40 years in the vending business retiring from A. S. Hardy in 1978. Bill had served on the Plattsburgh Bowling Association Board of Directors. He enjoyed fishing, especially deep sea fishing off the coast of Maine and was well known for his pool playing.
Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marion (Ososki) Knuffke of Beekmantown; his children, William, Eric and Pearl; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by three sisters, Verneta Knuffke, Amelia Bayne and Virginia Longe; and his brothers, Michael Knuffke, Edward Knuffke and Francis Knuffke.
Calling hours were held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A vigil service was held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home. Members of the American Legion Post 20 conducted services Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh, with the Rev. Floyd 'Jerry' Bleaux, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church, officiating. Interment will follow at the Whispering Maples Mausoleum on the Tom Miller Road.
Friends wishing may make donations to Hospice of the North Country.