Winifred D. Knott, secretary

January 24

Winifred D. Knott, a secretary in federal and private agencies for more than 60 years, died Jan. 6 at an assisted living facility in Hagerstown, Md., where she had lived for the past three years. She was 93 and had lived in Alexandria for most of her life.

The cause was heart and artery disease, said her daughter, Victoria K. Bodnar.

Winifred Dunivin was born in Timberville, Va. She graduated in 1937 from Occoquan High School near Woodbridge, Va., and attended Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va.

She began her secretarial career in 1940 with the Works Progress Administration. Later, she worked in several units within the Defense Department, then at Woodard Realty in Woodbridge and for the PX chief at Fort Belvoir, Va., before retiring in 2010.

She was a former president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Chesapeake Beach, Md.

Her husband of 56 years, Victor C. Knott Sr., died in 1998.

Survivors include two children, Victoria K. Bodnar of Hagerstown and Victor C. Knott Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; a stepson, John Knott of Silver Spring; a brother; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes