AUBURN – Clinton E. Knowlton, 82, of Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Central Maine Medical Center, after a long illness.

He was born in Auburn on Sept. 12, 1924, a son of the late Charles and Almina Knowlton. He was educated in Lewiston and Auburn schools, with a diploma from Edward Little High School in Auburn.

He served his country proudly in the Army in World War II, and was in the following military organizations: he was an Androscoggin County commander and alternate commander second district, commander of Post 22, American Legion and Colorguard, Lewiston, a member of Post 31 and VFW, lifelong member of the NRA and a member of AARP.

He loved being involved with local events like Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day, with the American flag attached to his wheelchair in every parade. He also loved fishing, hunting and assorted hobbies.

We want to thank Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for all their love and care.

Among his immediate and extended families, he leaves behind his soul mate of 28 years, Connie Day of Auburn; his sister, Edith Lemieux, and her husband, Ray; two daughters, Elaine, and her husband, Michael Poulin, and Diane Knowlton; stepdaughters, Evelyn Ellis and Debbie Sawyer, and her husband, Brian; three sons, Daniel E., and his wife, Joyce, Clinton Jr., and his wife, Laurie, and Stephen; three stepsons, Carroll Norris, David Day and Lisa, and Daniel Day, and his wife, Wendy; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Almina; and his brother, Frank Knowlton.