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Ralph McKnight Remembered
By: John Krikorian

We celebrate Ralph Mc Knight's life. A great man who will be missed dearly by many. To you Ralph I say thank you for being my mentor, colleague, and friend. Your smile will be in my heart; your words in my mind and your wisdom shall live with me always. To you I promise to continue my mission. Rest in Peace my friend for your mark is everywhere. This statement in remembrance was sent to John Krikorian, Publisher, Business Life from Jourmana Barakat, Foothill Workforce Investment Board.

 Supervisor Fifth District Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, adjourned the Board of Supervisors meeting on August 2 in memory of Ralph McKnight.  “Ralph was a long time civic and political activist from Pasadena.  He is survived by his wife Kathryn (Kitty) and four children”.

Words spoken, at the Celebration of Life For Ralph at the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena.  The event was a special Tribute with many community, civic and government friends remembering Ralph and his contributions to the community.  The Celebration organized by Phlungte Riddle, had speaking on behalf of Ralph Congressman Adam Schiff, Assembly member Anthony Portantino, Chris Holden, Pasadena Council, Greg Krikorian, Business Life to mention a few . The event closed with Jazz artist Billy Mitchell dedicating his performance to Ralph. 

Ralph was more then a Regional Advertising Manager and Government Affairs representative for Business Life.  Ralph was our Ambassador, A Renaissance Man as noted by Christ Holden, Pasadena Council and a true Gentleman. 

The Krikorian Family was bonded with Ralph, in a common goal for Justice:  Ralph for the African American and us for the Armenian Genocide cause.   Justice was our bond that went beyond work ethics.

Our Love to the McKnight family