John E. Watson, 56, of Santee, Calif., and formerly of Shippensburg, died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at home. Born November 9, 1955, in Chambersburg, he was a son of Helen M. Witter Watson, of Shippensburg and the late John E. Watson. He was employed by General Atomics Aeronautical, Poway, Calif. He was a graduate of Cuyamaca College, San Diego, Calif., and a 1973 graduate of Shippensburg High School. John was a United States Air Force veteran. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Susan Lim Witter, one daughter; Lisa Watson, of Santee, CA, two brothers; Timothy S. Watson, of Pittsburgh and Michael A. Watson, of Shippensburg; one sister, Deborah E. Hile, of Chambersburg, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his first wife; Carol Sue Gallo Watson. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Messiah United Methodist Church. The Revs. Kevin Hughes and Jim Weibley will officiate. A reception will be held in the church's Fellowship Hall following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Messiah United Methodist Church, 30 S Penn St., Shippensburg, PA 17257. Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc., Shippensburg is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com
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Published in Public Opinion on Nov. 14, 2012