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Ex-Sabres Chief Northrup Knox Dies

July 24, 1998

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (AP) _ Northrup Knox, who with his late brother, Seymour, brought professional hockey to Buffalo, has died. He was 69.

Knox died at home Thursday night after a lengthy illness. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Northrup and Seymour Knox were responsible for bringing the Sabres to Buffalo when the NHL expanded in 1969.

Northrup Knox took over as Sabres chairman after his brother’s death from cancer in 1996, and held the position until stepping aside this past spring when the team was sold.

Northrup Knox also is a former director of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. and a former director of Marine Midland Bank, spokesman Jim Wendell said. He also was vice president and director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Buffalo.