- The Washington Times - Monday, October 11, 2004

Lanny Gene Knight, 64, engineer

Lanny Gene Knight of Delaplane, Va., died Oct. 6 of heart failure at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va. He was 64.

Mr. Knight was born in Sandy Hook, Md., and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1957. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from George Mason University in 1993 and a master’s in history from GMU in 1997.

He served as a communications specialist in the Army from 1957 to 1960, stationed in Okinawa and other foreign and domestic posts. From 1960 to 1963, Mr. Knight was a member of the Army Reserve.

Mr. Knight’s professional career spanned more than four decades in the telecommunications industry. He was with AT&T; for 30 years, first as a technician and later as an engineer responsible for network planning.

Subsequently he worked on emergency communications networks at GTE, DynCorp and CSC.

An amateur athlete, Mr. Knight competed in area track events beginning in 1972, including the Marine Corps Marathon, the JFK 50-Mile Run-Walk, and the Reston Triathlon. His other interests included swimming, kayaking and motorcycling.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Elizabeth Knight; a daughter, Kimberly Knight of Bethlehem, Pa.; two stepchildren, Edith Borg of South Riding, Va., and Michael Raumer of Burke; his mother, Bernice Louise Merryman of Brunswick; a brother, Bobby Knight of Brunswick; two sisters, Shirley Moulton of Boonsboro, Md., and Margaret Hambrook of Salisbury, Md.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Royston’s Funeral Home in Marshall, Va.

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