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Robert Knott

Knott, Robert, age 73 of Germantown passed away November 29, 2016 at Brookdale of Englewood.  Bob was born to the late Elmer and Martha (Addleman) Knott, graduated from Germantown High School, and retired from Ohio Bell as a lineman.  He spent time working for the Farmersville Police Department and the German Township Police Department, and devoted 25 years to the Germantown Pretzel Festival where he was on the board of directors.  He was part of the 178th Tactical ANG Fighter Group with the Ohio National Guard, BSA Miami Valley Council #444, and was also involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Miami Valley Council Scoutmaster, Troop 29, Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 61, Scoutmaster Troop 61, and a member of Troop committee of Troop 61.  He was part of the Order of the Arrow Miami Lodge 495 as an Ordeal Member, Brotherhood Member, and Vigil Member, he was also a member of the Communication Workers of America Local 4322.  Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Cathy Harman.  He is survived by his brother Ron (Linda) Barnhart of Brookville, and his sister Carole (Lee) Caron of Lewisburg.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 10:30am at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home, 29 N Main St. Germantown with burial immediately following at Germantown Union Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Brookdale Hospice of Dayton in memory of Bob.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Brookdale Hospice of Dayton
280 Walden Way Dayton, OH 45440,
Tel: (937) 265-2472
Web: www.brookdale.com/en/our-services/home-health-services/hospice/brookdale-hospice-dayton.html

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My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I have many great memories of Bob from my years as a Scout and then Scoutmaster of Troop 78 in Eaton. I, too, believe Bob had more of an impact on the lives of the youth he mentored than he realized.

Michael Hilleary Dec 8 2016 12:00 AM

Farewell Scouter Bob, all of us here at Troop 29 will miss you.

Sale and Valerie Fornshell Dec 7 2016 12:00 AM

Condolences to Bob's family. Bob was most generous with his time and talents. He shared hisknowledge with scouts and adults alike. We spent many enjoyable hours around the campfire with him. Peace to you. Lynn Voge,former Scoutmaster,West Alex Troop 107 Eric Voge,former Assist Scoutmaster,West Alex Troop 107,Order of the Arrow

Lynn Voge Dec 6 2016 12:00 AM

I was sorry to hear of Bob's passing.My sincere condolences to his family. Like Greg and David who posted earlier, Bob also had a positive influence on me. Like them, I also was a member of Troop 29 many years ago. What a great time in my life. In fact, I still have my scout uniform tucked away. I do and always will remember that time fondly. I doubt Bob knew the positive impact he had on so many. God bless and God speed.

Larry Ables Dec 5 2016 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing.We pray that God will bless his family and friends and that they will find comfort in knowing what a wonderful contribution he made to his community during his lifetime.

Tim & Linda Howard Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the Knott family and sad that we lost a good friend and great Scouter! Bob has been a true friend to the Isherwood Family and will be sadly missed! Softly falls the light of day, While our campfire fades away. Silently each scout should ask: "Have I done my daily task? Have I kept my honor bright? Can I guiltless sleep tonight? Have I done and have I dared In everything to be prepared.?" Listen Lord, oh listen Lord, As I whisper soft and low, Bless my Mom and bless my Dad, There is something they should know. I have kept my honor bright. The Oath and Law has been my guide. Mom and Dad, this you should know, Deep in my heart I love you so.

Joe and Marti Isherwood Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

My condolences to Bob's family.You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bob was my Scoutmaster as a youth in Troop 29.As a young boy with no father, he quickly became my surrogate father and I learned much from him.As an adult with my own sons, I joined them in Scouting and after moving back to Germantown I became Scoutmaster of Troop 29.Although I took the necessary training, I never forgot the lessons Bob taught me as a youth and tried to be the best leader I could be.I also had the privilege to serve with Bob on the Preble District Council.The relationship between us as adults never changed for me - - I still looked up to him, constantly in awe of the love and knowledge he had for Scouting and helping young men on their trail to Eagle Scout. May the Great Master of all Scouts be with us until we meet again.Rest In Peace, Bob.

David Ewing Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a big positive influence in my life. As the Scoutmaster of Troop 29 in Germantown, the friendly rival of my home Troop 127 in Farmersville, Bob was extremely active in Scouting. He was active and effective in training junior (youth) leaders and advised the Order Of The Arrow lodge (an honor camping group). As I went through scouting and eventually became an adult leader, Bob was always there. Some of my favorite memories are hiking the Mischa Mowka Adventure Trail near Cumberland Gap. It's a 21 mile backpacking trail and a real challenge. Bob was always at the back of the pack to "make sure all the scouts were okay." While that was partially true, in reality he was slow and a little out of shape. But he always made it. He earned the nickname (and CB handle) of "Trailender." I don't think Bob ever believed what a positive impact he made in the lives of hundreds of boys in the Miami Valley. I'm here to tell you that he did. Here's to good hiking, warm campfires and many good laughs on your next journey. Tell the "Colonel" and Scoutmaster Bob that I said "hello" and that I'll see you all when I get to the end of the trail.

Gregory Garner Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

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