BRUNSWICK — James Matthew Knowlen, 37, died July 17 as a result of an accidental drowning in Woolwich.
Born in Portland on Aug. 22, 1973, he was a son of Sandra E. Morrell Knowlen.
In 1993 he graduated from Gray-New Gloucester High School and had worked at Publix Grocery Store in Gainesville, Fla., Shaw’s Supermarket in Brunswick and McDonald’s restaurant in Freeport.
He was a member of the Maine Street Baptist Church and attended a weekly Bible study group.
In his free time he enjoyed watching sports, especially Maine teams, and enjoyed playing basketball with his nephews.
Surviving are his mother Sandra of Brunswick; two sisters, Kristina Nielsen and her husband, Joseph Huebler of Bath, and Kimberly Hudak and her husband, Tom of Freeport; four nephews and one niece.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Maine Street Baptist Church, Maine Street, Brunswick.
Memorial donations can be made to the Woolwich Fire and Rescue, 13 Nequasset Road, Woolwich, ME 04579.
Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.
Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.