Dorothy Knowles, 77, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 19.
Knowles was born on August 2, 1932 in Dallas, Texas, but later moved to Rockaway.
Knowles is survived by Jo Ann Roberson and husband Roger Roberson of Dallas, Texas; Sharon Edwards of Dallas, Texas; sons, Charles Knowles Jr. of Arverne, and Dwight Knowles of Manhattan, New York; Ada Knowles of Arverne; Dorothy Ross and her fiancé, Derrick Alston Sr. of Bronx, New York; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.