Yale '62 - Obituaries - Lewis A. Knox

Lewis A. Knox

Born: August 5, 1940
Died: March 23, 1999

Born in Middletown, Connecticut, Lewis prepared at Mt. Hermon. He was a Psychology major and a member of Silliman College where he played on the football and soccer teams. He was a member of the Yale Corinthian Yacht Club, the Freshman Glee Club, Apollo Glee Club, Battell Choir, the Freshman soccer team and the Freshman and Varsity track teams.

He earned his Master's degree from Springfield College in 1963. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany in 1979. Dr. Knox taught psychology in many upstate New York universities and colleges: Delhi, Hudson Valley Community College, Russell Sage, St. Rose, SUNY Albany, and most recently prior to his death, Skidmore College. He also worked with troubled youths at YMCA and Camp Brace.

Lewis worked as a planner for the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities for the state of New York, until his retirement in 1996. He published various papers in psychological journals, as well as several works of poetry. He enjoyed playing the piano, baseball, writing, and working in his garden amongst his fruit trees.

Lewis married Dora Bazzano in 1964 and she survived him as did his mother Gladys Knox of Middletown, and his son Darby of Kobe, Japan; his daughter, Lila Stromberg of Clifton Park, New York; and his granddaughter Jane. He also left 2 sisters and many nieces and nephews. He died in Niskayuna, New York.