OBITUARY

Stephen Barney Knight

July 29, 1953March 29, 2019
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Stephen Barney Knight was born on July 29, 1953 and passed away on March 29, 2019.

  • FAMILY

  • Angela Knight, Wife
  • Stephen Knight, Son
  • Stephen Knight, Father
  • Charlotte Knight, Step Mother
  • James Knight, Brother
  • Michael Knight, Brother
  • John Knight, Brother
  • Anna Knight, Granddaughter
  • Stephen Knight, Grandson
  • Erleen May, Mother-in-law

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • Reception Wednesday, April 3, 2019
REMEMBERING

Stephen Barney Knight

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Robert A. Rifkin

April 19, 2019

Dear Angela
I am better for knowing Steve and having his goodness rub off on me some. He taught me my greatest lessons. - not every thought needs to be expressed, say what you mean but don’t say it mean. He was my mentor.

Ellen Ferrick

April 14, 2019

As I remember Steve, so many thoughts come to mind. We became close this past year at the Boca Pines Club, and what a time we had sharing our experience, strength and hope in AA. Lots of laughs and some tears as well.

Steve had a wonderful sense of humor, but also a lot of hard won wisdom that he passed along to those who knew him and were willing to listen to his years of experience in AA, and life in general. Steve was always there, reaching his hand out to the sick and suffering alcoholic.
Alcoholism is such a cunning, baffling disease and Steve was well aware of the pitfalls in sobriety. He shared openly about his own struggle at meetings to help those who may be in great pain, and or, coming back from a relapse.

Two years ago, I had the opportunity to meet his wife Angela at the Pines Christmas party. We had an immediate rapport and enjoyed our time together sharing food and lots of laughs.

I will so miss Steve, his humor, wisdom, knowledge, kindness and sharing all of this at meetings and afterward.
I think of him every day, and also Angela, and include you both in my daily prayers.
It has been an honor and a privilege to walk this journey of recovery with him, and for that I feel blessed.

God bless you Angela. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you at this difficult time. Ellen Ferrick

Vince R. Mason

April 12, 2019

Hello Angela my dear niece! I do want to encourage and share with you that even in the face of what happened, a lifetime of love and happiness will always be yours by just re-living and enjoying ALL the treasured great times you both share so excitingly all your years together!!!... l wish you love, peace and happiness my dear! All best, Vince

Tucker Taylor

April 12, 2019

The Knights and Taylor’s became friends on 66th Street in the mid 50’s. Both our families were eventually forced to move from that block due to the construction of the highway leading to the Verrazano Bridge. However, after we moved to relatively close but separate neighborhoods, the friendship and closeness between our families grew even stronger to the point where the Knights were no longer our neighbors and friends but an extended part of our family. I referred to Steve’s parents as Uncle Steve and Aunt Nancy. Steve and his brothers became my cousins. The entire Knight family had an infectious sense of humor. Stephen became the epitome of that humor. Making people laugh was his specialty and he did it so well, better than anyone I ever knew. I loved hanging out with Steve. Nobody could tell a joke or story better than Steve. Nobody could make me see the silver lining in an unpleasant situation better than Steve. I’ll never forget one time when we were having a conversation about the size of the universe and whether there was an end to space. I remember Steve saying, “even if there’s a wall there has to be something on the other side. Steven’s life was a success story because he used his God given personality, charm and humor to help himself and others see and get to the “other side”. The last time I saw Steve was a little less than 2 years ago when he and Angela were in Brooklyn and my wife and I went out with them for breakfast. He was still the Stephen I always knew and loved - telling stories and jokes, making us laugh. Ironically the last thing I said to him when we dropped them off was, “you know Steve I don’t remember when you first came into my life, all I know is you were always there.” Steve, you touched me and so many others with your infectious smile and sense of humor. Unfortunately you suffered much towards the end and left us much too soon. You will be missed but always loved. Rest In Peace. 💕

Angela Knight

April 12, 2019

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Angela Knight

April 12, 2019

My Darling Stephen,

Whenever I smell fresh roasting coffee, will remember you. Whenever I hear someone telling jokes, I will remember you. Whenever I eat our favorite foods, or travel, or hear someone sing the standards, I will remember you. I will remember you every minute of every day.

The only thing constant is change ... So I will accept change because I must. I pledge to try my best to continue your legacy of spreading laughter,joy and love whenever I can.

I will carry you next to my heart, today and every day.

Yours always,
Angela

Trevor and Rosalee Mason

April 12, 2019

Dear Angela,

We are greatly saddened by Steve’s sudden, unexpected passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your bereavement.

Steve, your one love and soulmate, will always be in your heart. Hold tight to the wonderful, beautiful treasure trove of memories you both shared throughout your lifetime together. Today and always, may these loving memories ease your loss and bring you peace, comfort and strength.

With Our Love and Deepest Sympathy,

Trevor & Rosalee Mason.

Diane Tausk

April 12, 2019

I met Steve in the rooms almost
9 years ago and whenever he was there, there was laughter.
There was laughter wherever he went! Our day in the park was like being in a comedy club! Angela and I have videos of him telling his best jokes!
My best memory is of the day of the AA meeting when we were discussing his diagnosis. I had gone through cancer a few years ago so we were sharing our experience, and sharing and sharing. We carried our conversation outside, then into the parking lot. By the time we were ready to say good bye, we were the only two cars left in the entire parking lot! We were parked opposite each other, got in our cars and proceeded to back right into each other! We got out and were laughing hysterically and Steve turned to me and asked, “Was it as good for you as it was for me.?”
I love him and will miss him!

Sonia Picariello

April 11, 2019

Steve, I will always remember the long long conversations you, Angela and I had at my place. I will always keep the image of you smiling while toasting those green coffee beans on my stove. I will never forget your loving words about Angela showing how much you care about her. Don’t worry, she will be fine. She’s very strong and clever. But you know that already... And certainly you will watch over her...

Shimeha Volk

April 11, 2019

Steve, I wrote this poem in essence of you.... I will miss you always, your favorite cashier and friend ;)
shimeha (Shai) volk

--- The sun is about to set upon the pink skies....
I need a place I can call home....
I need you to see it through my eyes now....
The trip is over... I will go to a place I onced belonged....
A place called home... And that's where I know love....
Tomorrow the sun will rise again my friends...
Pure love and peace is all I know now...
We will see each other again, fear not...
But until then, take care my friends...

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