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Paul Knaut Jr. Dover-Foxcroft - Paul Allen Knaut Jr., 91, husband of the late Elizabeth "Betty" (Southworth) Knaut, passed away August 14, 2008, at his residence. He was born July 9, 1917, in Quincy, MA, the son of Paul A. and Marion (Tirrell) Knaut. Paul graduated from Thayer Academy in Quincy, where he was known for his talent as an exhibition ball room dancer. He attended Northeast University and the University of Maine at Orono, where he later taught courses on photography. His college career was interrupted when he was drafted into World War II. He later moved to Dover-Foxcroft and became a pioneer in Maine scenic photography. He was nationally recognized for his postcards, calendars and 3-D reels depicting the Maine coast and wilderness areas. He was also an amateur weatherman, recording for NOAA and broadcasting on local radio and television stations for over a decade.

Paul was pre-deceased by his wife Betty, his son, Frank, and his granddaughter, Rae. He is survived by a son, Paul Allen Knaut III, and his wife, Loretta; a daughter, Cynthia Knaut; a daughter-in-law, Valerie Knaut; five grandchildren; and a great grandson.

Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2008, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, with Rev. Heather Kurtz officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held after the service at the church. Burial will be in the family lot in Rural Grove Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226 or to the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, PO Box 328, Dover-Foxcroft 04426. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

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