Josephine L. Knott, 67

Sales associate, traveler

October 10, 2007

Josephine L. Knott, a former sales associate and traveler, died of cancer Sunday at her Pylesville home. She was 67.

Josephine L. Roubal was born in Baltimore and raised on Duncan Street. She attended St. Michael's parochial school and dropped out of Patterson Park High School her senior year to help support her family.

After earning her General Educational Development diploma, she was an office worker at the Maryland National Bank building on Light Street until she left in 1964, after the birth of her first child.

In the 1970s, after her children were grown, she went to work at the McCormick & Co. store in its now-demolished Light Street headquarters and plant in the Inner Harbor. In the 1990s, she was a sales associate at Bombay Furniture Co. at Harford Mall.

An accomplished knitter, Mrs. Knott was a member for many years of the Harford Knitting Guild.

"She loved to teach others and share her talents and work," said her childhood sweetheart and husband of 44 years, Thomas A. Knott. "We grew up in East Baltimore and lived 50 yards from each other on Orleans Street."

Mrs. Knott, who lived in Joppatowne for many years before moving to Pylesville in 2001, enjoyed visiting Scotland.

"She had visited the Orkney Islands, Isle of Skye, Shetland Islands and the Hebrides," her husband said.

Mrs. Knott was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 1021 St. Mary's Road in Pylesville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

Also surviving are three daughters, Julia Schott and Maria Knott, both of Pylesville, and Barbara Geer of White Marsh; a brother, Tony Jefferies of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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