EDWARD M KNOTT
March 1, 1935 – October 7, 2019
Edward M Knott (Ed) died peacefully on October 7 in
Los Angeles after a lengthy illness.
Ed was born in New York City and at the age of five
moved with his family to Washington, DC where he was
raised and went to school. He attended Eastern High
School, Calvin Coolidge High School (1953), and
Wilson Teachers College before interrupting his
education for two years of service in the Army, where he served in South Carolina and
Alaska. Upon completing his Army service, Ed attended American University in
Washington, DC and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960.
Ed served with the Department of Agriculture in its Washington, DC headquarters,
then with the Department of Veterans Affairs in its Washington, DC headquarters and
in Los Angeles, from where he retired from government service.
Following his permanent move to Los Angeles in 1978, Ed developed a love for
skiing and served the local skiing community as president of both the Los Angeles-
based Single Ski Club and Westwood Ski Club, as president of the Los Angeles
Council of Ski Clubs, and as a vice-president of the Far West Ski Association. His
love of skiing was surpassed only by his long-standing love of golf and on any given
weekend he could be found enjoying a round of golf with his golfing buddies.
Ed was pre-deceased by his father Frank Knott, his mother Bertha Knott, and a sister,
Lucille Laxson. He leaves behind his twin brother Len Knott of Sisters, OR, sister Ellie
Weingarten of Tucson, AZ, nephew Mike Weingarten also of Tucson, nephew Glen
Laxson of Austin, TX, niece Pamela Hatridge of Dallas, TX, numerous cousins, as
well as many friends and admirers who loved him as a loyal friend, as a person who
could smile in the face of adversity and as a person who truly cared for his family and
friends. He will be sorely missed.
Family members and close friends assembled at Mr. Knott’s bedside and said their
goodbyes during his final hours.
There will be no funeral service.
A celebration of life will be held in Los Angeles at a future date.