William J. Watson
William J. Watson, 78, of Philipsburg, PA died on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA.
He was the son of the late Clair S. & Mary L. (Scott) Watson, born on August 30, 1935 in Philipsburg, PA. He married the former Dorothy “Sis” Johnson on November 27, 1954 in Winchester, VA; she survives at home.
Mr. Watson was a me,member of Grace United Methodist Church in Philipsburg, PA. He enjoyed walking, watching Pirates baseball and was an avid civil war history enthusiast. He was employed as an over-the-road truck driver until his retirement and was a 1953 graduate of the Philipsburg High School.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Watson is survived by: a daughter, Jennifer Grefe of Hysham, MT; four sons, Richard Watson & his wife Christine of Culpeper, VA, David Watson of Philipsburg, PA, Daniel Watson & his wife Kelly of Philipsburg, PA, and Douglas Watson of Philipsburg, PA; three sisters, Anne Kolosky of Indiana, PA, Sally Williams & her husband Darl of Bainbridge, PA, and Mary Clare Snyder & her husband Frank of Grampian, PA; and a brother, Richard S. Watson & his wife Joyce of Philipsburg, PA. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Lori, Emily, Olivia, Sophie, Cameron and Courtney Watson; Aimee Finnigan; Candace Pirritano; Garrett Grefe; a great-granddaughter, Cracie Finnigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held at the: Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg, PA, with Rev. Mark Thumma officiating. Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery in Philipsburg, PA.
There will be no public visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801-3915.
Friends may sign the guestbook at: beezerheathfh.com.