-- Patricia Sullivan The Washington Post 2007
Jerome Matthew Knott
Jerome Matthew Knott, 66, a former Chesapeake Potomac Telephone employee, died of
a heart attack Sept. 9 while driving in Newburg, Pa., where he lived.
Mr. Knott, a native Washingtonian, graduated from Western High School (1958) and
worked for the District's public schools as a custodian before joining the phone company
as a manager. It became Verizon, and Mr. Knott retired about 2000.
He was in the Air Force Reserve and was activated for the Pueblo crisis in 1968. He
served in Vietnam as an airplane mechanic. After his retirement, he worked for the
Heritage Protection Agency in Rockville as a security officer. In late 2005, he and his wife
moved from Rockville to Newburg.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Catherine Eileen Knott of Newburg; five children,
Kevin Matthew Knott of Pasadena, Eric Joseph Knott of Frederick, Gregory Lawrence
Knott of Germantown, Teresa Elizabeth Payne of Mount Airy and Christopher Thomas
Knott of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Mary Eve Hassinger of Stafford; and 10 grandchildren.