Michael Patrick Knowles was born in Los Angeles, California on May 11, 1938. He was a loving husband to his surviving wife CeCe for 61 years. He is survived by his sister Toni Vaughn, and his 2 children Kelly Knowles and Chris Knowles.
He graduated from Oregon State University and Harvard before becoming a officer in the Navy for 6 years. Then he had a business career in Milan, Italy for 7 years. Then they moved to Milwaukie, Oregon to raise their 2 children. They retired to Green Valley in 2004 to enjoy the sunshine and great golfing and bridge for CeCe. Michael over the years enjoyed reading novels, fishing, scuba diving.
Due to Covid, plans for a celebration of life will be private.