-- Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post 2008
Albert Austin Knight, 82, a former audiologist and owner of the Beverly Manor Nursing
Home in Annandale. 12-07-07
He lived in Sterling.
Mr. Knight worked at the District-based hearing aid center for about 15 years before he
bought it in 1975. He retired in 1990.
A native Washingtonian, Mr. Knight attended Western High School (1943) and played
Boys Club football before enlisting in the Navy during World War II. He served stateside.
After the war, he married, moved to Northern Virginia and finished his high school
degree. He worked as a dental technician before embarking upon a 30-year career of
assisting the hearing-impaired.
Mr. Knight loved sports and, in his youth, collected autographs of several Baseball Hall of
Fame players, including Walter Johnson of the old Washington Senators.
He also enjoyed politics, bowling and golf. Mr. Knight coached in the Vienna Little
League and was president of the Vienna Babe Ruth League.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Betty Engel Knight of Leesburg; five children,
Jeffrey E. Knight of Washington, Va., Jerome
C. Knight of Folsom, Calif., Nancy K. Powell of Vienna, Richard L. Knight of Ashburn and
Lina K. Edwards of Smithfield, Va.; a sister; a brother; 19 grandchildren; and two