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Rodney L. Knowles, 87, husband of Ethelyn French Knowles, passed away October 22, 2006 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his family. He was born August 26, 1919, was a life-long Corinna resident and wintered in Zephyrhills, FL. Rodney was a graduate of Corinna Union Academy. He was stationed in India with the U.S. Army during WWII. He was employed as Plant Manager at Snowflake Canning Co. in Corinna. Following the fire that destroyed the business, he returned to work for the Town of Corinna on the road crew. He enjoyed many years of owning and piloting planes. He was also an amateur golfer and a self-taught computer guru.

In addition to his wife Ethelyn and her 3 children and their families, 3 daughters and their families survive him. Mari-Lee and Lee Rockwell of Bedford, TX, Carol Ann and Bill Brooks of Brewer, and Susan Mathews of Tucson, AZ. 6 grandchildren: Jennifer and John Ludlow, Kristen and Paul Lofgren, Stacey and Kelly Rhyne, Amy and Allan Tetreault, Robert and Allison Barclay and Kristen Barclay; and 28 great-grandchildren. Ethelynís children include Dan and Lucy French, Ron and Roberta French, and Don and Linda Lipp all of whom reside in Missouri. He is survived by one sister, Betty Rich of Detroit, along with nieces, a nephew and cousins. His wife of 58 years, Hazel E. Knowles, a brother Gerald and sister Caroline predeceased him.

Following a private graveside service at Corinna Center Cemetery on Wednesday, October 25th, the family invites you to remember Rodney by joining them for refreshments at 2:30 at the Corinna Methodist Church annex. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the CUA scholarship Fund. C/O Jackie Emerson, 132 Pleasant Vale Road, Corinna, ME 04928-3405. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. To sign an on-line guest register, please visit

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