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Howard R. Watts Jr.

Howard R. Watts Jr. Obituary
Howard R. Watts, Jr.

NEWARK: A funeral service for Howard Watts, Jr., 91, of Newark, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Chaplain Mike Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Sr. Newark.

Howard died peacefully Saturday April 18, 2015, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born January 24, 1924, in the home, to the late Howard R. and Ada D. Watts.

He retired from Newark Air Force Base in 1984 after 36 years with The United States Government. Howard was a Past Master Mason of his Lodge 32nd Degree York Cross of Honor. He was also an avid Ham Radio Enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia (Pflieger) Watts; daughter, Deborah (Stan) Turnbull, son, Howard R. (Patti) Watts, IV, daughter, Sharon (Milton) Traylor, daughter, Kate (Rob) Watts, step-son, John (Sandy) Wysong, daughter, Cindy (Brice) Baker, and daughter, Bobbie Jo (Ray) Watts; special friends, Dwight and Barb Bonifield; many grandchildren; many great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley; and a grandson, Frank.

A special thank you to his daughter Cindy, her husband Brice for the Meticulous care given that he was able to remain in his home. Also, a special thank you to the team at Zusman Hospice for the excellent care he and his family received, Dr. Jennifer Hirsh, Dr. Lena Winkler, RN's Mary Watson, Jayne Fitch, Scott Donaldson, Social Worker Lisa Prosser, Rabbi Sharon Mars, and Chaplin Mike Reynolds.

Friends who wish may contribute in Howard's Memory to Zusman Hospice, 1151 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209.

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Published in the Advocate on Apr. 20, 2015
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