ROME - Edward Kenneth William Knight, 78, of Rome was born June 29, 1940, and passed peacefully in his home on Jan. 18, 2019. Son of Kenneth and Virginia Knight, he grew up loving the outdoors in Rome, surrounded by his family most of his life. Family was everything to him. Survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Kerstin Knight, his children; daughter, Trudy Knight of Skowhegan, daughter, Sandy "George" Knight of Skowhegan, son, Mark Knight and his wife, Mel, of Farmington, daughter, Kim Knight of Skowhegan, son, Howard Knight and fiancé, Katie McKay, of Oakland, daughter, Ginny Savio and husband, Steve, of Skowhegan, daughter, Casey Emery of Rome. Edward was also loved by 29 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Edward is survived by his sister, Esther Paul and husband, Gary, of Chesterville, brother, Eugene Knight and wife, Leatrice, of Norridgewock, brother, Donald Knight of Jay, sister, Rolene Harris of Chesterville, brother, Kenneth Knight and wife, Jackie, of Rome, brother, Dana Knight and wife, Sandra, of Rome, sister, Linda Rackliffe and husband, Herbert, of Oakland, and brother, Dennis Knight and wife, Debra, of Oakland. He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Virginia Knight of Rome; sister, Jody Witham of Rome, brother, Vernon Knight of Oakland; granddaughter, Angel Marie Savio; and great grandson, Liam Wendall Corson and great granddaughter, Avery Lane. Edward Kenneth William Knight was a woodsman, logging all over the great state of Maine. And most knew him as an avid outdoorsman; hunting, fishing, trapping, again, as long as he was in the woods, he was doing what he did best. Most have a hunting story or two that involved Edward, especially all of his brothers ... Rabbits, bear, deer, bobcat, all of the above. Hunting dogs always and really was up for anything anytime. Memories galore. Such a wonderful man, this world was a better place because of him. Family extends a special thanks to Northern Light Hospice, Dr. Amy Madden of Belgrade Health and Jody Marie Knight for her loving assistance and care. We will be celebrating Edward Kenneth William Knight's life on his birthday June 29, 2019, 2 p.m. graveside at Brookside Cemetery in Rome, and a celebration to follow at his Rome residence.