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Ferdinand M. Watson

Collingswood, New Jersey

Feb 2, 1922 – Nov 24, 2021 (Age 99)


February 2, 1922
November 24, 2021
Collingswood, New Jersey


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Foster-Warne Funeral Home - Collingswood Obituary

Of Collingswood, NJ, passed peacefully into Our Lord's arms on November 24, 2021, at the age of 99, surrounded by his children.

He was born February 2, 1922, to the late Ferdinand and Alverta Watson (nee Mason).  Beloved husband of the late Gladys Watson (nee Deardorf) and Mildred E. Watson (nee Stubbins-Wilgus).  Beloved brother of the late Mildred May (nee Watson) and Helen Stone (nee Watson).  Loving father of Donnalee Pearson Kane (Fred) and John Robert Watson (JoAnn).  He was predeceased by his son, Bud Watson (Beth) and daughter, Nancy Jeanne Stubbins (Rick).  "Son by choice," Jimmy Mellor (Janie).  He was also the proud grandad of 6 grandchildren and great granddad of 12.  

Mr. Watson was a resident of Collingswood, NJ for 70 years.  He grew up in Moorestown, NJ and graduated in 1939 from Moorestown High School, where he was the school electrician while also a student.  He enlisted in the Army Signal Corp.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II under General George Patton, 3rd Infantry in France, Germany and Austria.

Mr. Watson worked at RCA in Camden, NJ as an electrical engineer for 33 years.  He attended Drexel University where he obtained his electrical engineering degree.  After leaving RCA, he went into the printing business at Garden State Graphics in Haddon Heights, NJ from 1971 to 1987.

Mr. Watson was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church in West Collingswood Heights, NJ, where he had been a Deacon for over 10 years as well as interim Pastor for over 5 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Tuesday, November 30, 9 to 11 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ.  Funeral Service with Pastor Ron Hamilton will follow at 11 AM.  Interment private. 


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We loved Uncle Ferd so much! We will always remember his loving personality!

He was a faithful servant who served his Lord & Calvary Baptist Church. He will be missed,

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Ferd was much loved and will be sorely missed by our church family.