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Andrea S. Knight

November 4, 1927 December 29, 2018
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Andrea S. Knight, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on December 29, 2018. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on November 4, 1927, to John W. and Dorothy (nee Bill) Saladine.
Andrea was active in advocating for the rights of people with developmental disabilities including deinstitutionalization, education law, and housing at a time when there were few option available. She was a champion of the national law that guaranteed the rights of all individuals to have a free and appropriate education. Andrea and her husband shared a love of sailing throughout their marriage, including a trans-Atlantic crossing in their boat, Discovery. She loved the arts including dancing, writing, and water color. In her later years she was the editor of the Oak Leaf publication at Lake Forest Place.
Andrea was a graduate of Bradford Junior College and received a degree from Mundelein College in 1974. She was subsequently employed at Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
Andrea is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Robert P. Knight; loving mother to Susan (Lawrence Jones) and Margaret (Brad Kulkin); loving grandmother to Nicholas and Matthew Jones and Abigail Kulkin. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert P. Knight, Jr. in 1984.
Memorial services are currently pending and will be held Winnetka Congregational Church.
Memorial contributions may be expressed to ARC of Illinois or the Winnetka Congregational Church in loving memory of Andrea Knight. Info: Wenban Funeral Home (847) 234-0022 or

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