Robert L. 'Bob' Watterson, former Millport, Pa. resident
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FONDA - Robert L. "Bob" Watterson, 73, of Fonda, formerly of Millport, Pa., passed away with his loving wife by his side on Thursday (May 8, 2014), in his home after a long illness.
Born Jan. 16, 1941, in Indiana, Pa., he was a son of Elder L. and Della A. Fairman Watterson. On Aug. 11, 1962, in Indiana County, Pa., he married Barbara A. Sheesely Watterson, who survives.
Bob graduated from Marion Center High School in Indiana County, class of 1958. He earned his bachelor's degree in education from I.U.P., and earned his master's degree in education from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz.
Bob was a science teacher at Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse, retiring in 1992 after 30 years of service. He was the owner and broker of the former Fairman Real Estate Agency of Millport. Bob was a certified residential real estate appraiser. He also worked for Trail's End Real Estate in Coudersport.
Bob was a member of the Millport United Methodist Church, the N.R.A., the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club in Millport, the National Association of Realtors and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and gardening. His greatest love was his family, especially his granddaughter, Taylre.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Robin L. (Jim) Estep of Troy, Pa.; a son, Brent R. (Tracy) Watterson of Johnstown; a granddaughter, Taylre; two step-grandchildren, Michelle and Ryan; and a step-great-granddaughter, Peyton.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday (May 14, 2014), at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 S. Union St., Shinglehouse. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Millport United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Street, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10001 or to a
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bob, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Published in The Olean Times Herald on May 11, 2014