Donald E. Watkins

Donald E. Watkins, 59, of Monroeton, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013 at his home.

Donald was born June 27, 1953, in Sayre, Pa., the son of Edward L. and Joan Marcy Watkins. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1971 and was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for many years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Donald was a member of the White Ash Association, Monroeton Gun Club, Monroeton Rod & Gun Club, and was a social member of the Beirne-Webster VFW Post in Towanda. Donald was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed music, playing bass guitar and playing pool.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lauren and Jamie Vargeson of Sayre; his parents, Edward and Joan Watkins of Monroeton; brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Linda Watkins of Athens; sister and brother-in-law, Marcy and John Demangone of Reading, Pa.; a niece, several nephews and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his fianceé Donna Severson in 2002.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. A reception for family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Beirne-Webster VFW Post, Bridge Street Hill, Towanda, Pa.

The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Monroeton Gun Club, in care of Dave Reilly, 4466 Route 706, Wyalusing, PA 18853 in Donald's memory.

Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting

Funeral Home

Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home
217 York Avenue Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-2272

Published in Daily Review on Apr. 30, 2013