Vincent A. Kniat, 86, Sebastian

Vincent A. Kniat, 86, died Sept. 28, 2010, at Sebastian River Medical Center.

He was born in Muskegon, Mich., and retired to the Sebastian area in 1990.

He was a decorated veteran of the Marine Corps, serving during World War II. Before retirement, he worked for many years as a skilled tradesman in the auto industry in Michigan.

Survivors include his son, Michael V. Kniat, of New York City; daughters, Kimberly J. Diop, of Greensboro, N.C., and Lisa M. Roeck, of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Erwin J. Kniat, of Muskegon; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maryann Kniat; and a brother, Royce H. Kniat.

No services are planned.

Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Homes and Crematory in Sebastian.

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