William Knowles

January 19, 1956February 7, 2013
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William R. (Billy) Knowles, Jr. of Port Orange, Florida, passed away on February 7, 2013 at the age of 57. Formerly of Philadelphia, Bill graduated Archbishop Ryan High School in 1973, attended Bucks County Community College, and was a member of Council #04279 of the Knights of Columbus.Loving son of Patricia (McFadden) Knowles and the late William R. Knowles, Sr., his beloved, Louise, sisters Joanne Bispels (Ron), Patricia Knowles, and Noreen Schaffer (Steve). He is also survived by nephews Jay Cassidy and Sean Schaffer, nieces, Brianna Cassidy, Dawn Becker, Kelli Schaffer, Vicki Bispels, five great-nephews and one great-niece.A memorial service and internment will be held in Philadelphia at a later date.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 14, 2013

William Knowles

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Pat Knowles

March 10, 2014

Dear Billy,
It's hard to believe 1 year has gone by already. You and your father share the
same date of February 7th. I'm sure he is with you now. We all miss you both of you. Love, MOM

February 12, 2014

Dear Billy, I miss you more than you can ever know. Love, Joanne

Jamison Therese

May 12, 2013

Dear Pat.
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of Billy. I always had a great affection for him. Hope you are well,
Terry Jamison

Patti Knowles

April 25, 2013

Dear Billy,
I think of you all the time and even miss all your history and science lessons. It's hard to believe you're not with us any longer, but I know you and Dad are waching over us. You'll forever be in my heart, Bill. Love, Patti

March 6, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family. May God give you comfort during this time of distress for he is near to those calling upon him and their cry for help he will hear. Psalm 145:18,19


February 28, 2013

To the family of william knowles, you have my deepest condolences. I hope that you can take a measure of comfort from loved ones around you during this difficult time. Proverbs 17:17 "A true companion is loving all the time, and is a brother that is born for when there is distress."

colleen dree

February 22, 2013

So sorry for your loss...Robert Daley and family

Uncle Ken McFadden

February 19, 2013

To Sister Pat, Louise, and all the Knowles Family
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Billy. We swapped alot of emails. My heart goes out to all of you. Now he is at peace and I'm sure the Lord welcomed him. May there be comfort in many happy memories of the good times shared.
Love, Uncle Ken and Aniela

Madeline (Midge) Wojciechowski-Zimolong

February 16, 2013

It has been years but we went to OLC together & then on to Ryan. I always remember that you were always such a nice guy. I pray for your family. Til we meet again

Timothy Alicea Sr

February 16, 2013

Aunt Pat, i am so sorry for your Loss.
Crying Puddles. Uncle NUZZ !