Watson Michael W. Watson, age 65, of Hilliard, died on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at home, after a courageous ten-year battle with cancer. He was formerly employed with Buckeye Federal and currently employed with the City of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department (over 25 years), as a Recreation Supervisor. In his position with Parks and Rec, he worked at Dodge Park, Holton Park, Cassidy Avenue and was currently at Whetstone Rec Center. He directed the summer basketball league for teens and was in-charge of the 900 member soccer league at Whetstone. He graduated from Grandview Heights High School in 1966 and with a track scholarship attended Miami of Ohio for three years, later graduating from The Ohio State University. Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, was an avid Buckeye fan, and also a devoted NCAA basketball follower. He is preceded in death by his parents Dorothy and Bill Watson and father-in-law Jack Cleary. He is survived by his wife, Colleen; brothers, Andy, Scott and Matt (Cherie) Watson; mother-in-law, Virginia Cleary; brothers-in-law, Michael (Betsy) Cleary and William Cleary; sisters-in-law, Maureen (John) Lince and Joan Donnelly; plus many nieces and nephews and many dear friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. J. Paul Monk and all the staff of the 10th Floor at the Martha Morehouse Pavilion and all the staff of Ohio Health Hospice. The family invites all to a gathering celebrating Michael's life on Monday, March 24, 2014, from 4-8 p.m., at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, where a service will conclude visitation at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Grandview Heights High School Alumni Association, PO Box 12116, Columbus, OH 43212. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2014