Mary Ann Knowles of Brighton Township
04/21/1929 - 02/23/2012
Mary Ann Knowles, 82, of Brighton Township, passed away Thursday morning, February 23, 2012 with her family at her side.
Born April 21, 1929 in New Sewickley Township, she was a daughter of Reuben J and Lillian Rosenberger Franz and had been a resident of Brighton Township since 1958. She formerly served as a secretary at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, was a member of Park Presbyterian Church, Beaver, where she was a member of the Women's Association and active for 45 years in various organizations. She was a graduate of Freedom High school, member of Beaver Century Club, and enjoyed sewing for residents of assisted living homes.
Preceding her in death, besides her parents, were three sisters, Ruth Dunning, Jean Binder, and Helen Franz, and a brother, Donald Franz.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, H. Ralph Knowles; a son, Glen R. Knowles, Brighton Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Joseph Calderone, Independence Township; a brother, Reed Franz, Florida; a sister, Norma (Donald) Wack, Harmony, PA, and two grandchildren, Valerie and Ryan Calderone, Independence Township.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the NOLL FUNERAL HOME INC., 333 Third St., Beaver, PA. A funeral service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home by her pastor Mark Boyd. Private interment will be held at Sylvania Hills. Online condolences may be shared at nollfuneral.com.