James Paul KnellJanuary 3, 1927 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 90)
James Knell Sr. passed away at the age of 90 on October 1, 2017. Jim was born January 3, 1927. He was raised in Pennsylvania, moving to California in 1955.
Jim was employed as a crane operator for Southern Pipe and Casing in Irwindale, California. Before fully retiring, he was a local handyman and drove school bus.
He lived a long and fun filled life. The lure of gold in the Merced River brought him to Mariposa in early 1970's. He was a man that was always young at heart. He loved to dance and drive his special red convertible.
He is survived by his grandsons, James III, Shawn and Erik and great grandchildren Charmaine, Ellura, Erik, Lillie, Michael and Toby and one great-grandson, Kaster Jiroudek. He was proceeded in death by his son, Jim Knell Jr.
There will be no formal service.