Douglas E. Knotts, 98, of Centerville, MA, died on March 10, 2020. Born in Winchendon, MA on August 21, 1921, he was the son of the late Bertha (McGregor) Knotts. He shared 60 years of marriage with his late wife, Kathleen (Turner) Knotts.
Doug was a 1940 graduate of Murdock High School in Winchendon, MA and a 1942 graduate of Bentley School of Accounting and Finance. He served four years in the United States Navy. His early career was spent in the ticketing office for the Boston Red Sox, and he later spent many years in banking, most notably as the Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer of Medway Savings Bank for 23 years until his retirement in 1987. Doug was a volunteer with the Medway Fire Department for 20 years and helped to start the Medway Ambulance. He was also a long time Mason.
Doug and his wife, Kay, retired to Cape Cod, where he enjoyed working many hours with his lawn and garden. They loved spending time at the beach, especially during their annual trips to their time share in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Doug enjoyed time spent with family and taking drives around the Hyannis area to take in the scenery.
Doug is survived by his daughter, Maureen Knotts of Centerville, MA; his son, Douglas Knotts Jr. and wife Brenda of Medway, MA; his granddaughter, Stephanie Knotts of Manchester, NH; his grandson Timothy Kaminske and his wife Althea and their son Calvin of Olean, NY. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his daughter, Jane Kaminske and her husband Barry, his sister, Sibyl Hayes, and his son-in-law, Eugene Zicuis.
Burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Local 2346 Community Firefighters Association, 1875 Route 28, Centerville, MA 02632.