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Allen Watt Obituary
Allen Emmerson Watt
1913 - 2014
On May 9, 2014, Allen Watt passed away fairly easily with daughter Carol Watt by his side. He was born September 18, 1913, in Toronto, fourth of five sons, to Arthur Watt and Maude Elliot Watt. During the Depression, he delivered ice blocks to homes on his kid's wagon. As a teen, he parked cars at a horse racetrack, worked at a sailing club, and graduated from a technical high school. From then on, he worked in manufacturing. During WW II, he met Alice Russell, who was working on Sten-gun assembly lines. They married in 1943, and Carol arrived the next year. In 1954, Allen moved to the South Bay in search of warm winters and a better job. He found both when Honeywell hired him. In 1955, Alice and Carol joined him, and in 1958 they bought the house in Hollywood Riviera where Alice and Allen lived the rest of their lives. Once a homeowner, Allen joined the Hollywood Riviera Sportsman's Club, to which he dedicated his energies over the years. He worked as a process engineer into his seventies. In "retirement," Allen went to Mexico City as a senior volunteer (a Peace Corps kind of organization), and he established his own burglar alarm business. In his late eighties, Al earned a patent for his hockey skate blade sharpener. Allen loved sailing, making wine, recording music, and gardening. Gradually, he retired from these activities but continued to exercise daily and enjoy music and cuisines from around the world. He had great neighbors and, in recent years, wonderful people who cared for him lovingly and expertly. Carol visited from Oregon often. If there is a recipe for a long happy and healthy life, Allen's example is to care about others, be curious about the hows and whys of things, be physically active, enjoy a glass of dry red wine, and be grateful for life's bounty. The funeral is on Friday, May 16, 2014, 3 pm, at Green Hills Memorial Chapel, 27501 S. Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, 310-831-0311. A brief burial -site ceremony follows. For the longer, more personal version of this obituary and for suggestions in lieu of flowers, go to greenhillsmortuary.com and please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.

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Published in Daily Breeze from May 14 to May 16, 2014
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