Watts Wacker Jr.
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Watts Wacker, Jr.
Watts Wacker, Jr, 64, of Westport, CT, died suddenly Oct. 15 at home. Watts was born and raised in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He attended Western Reserve Academy, Tulane University and received an MBA from the University of Texas-Austin.
His marketing career included Ventura Coastal, Schering-Plough and Kenner Toys. Watts moved with his family to Westport, CT in 1986, taking a position at Yankelovich Partners, followed by Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International, a Menlo Park think-tank. Finally, he opened his own consultancy, FirstMatter LLC, and became a well-known futurist, public speaker, and innovator for Fortune 500 companies.
He authored/co-authored four books, the best known being The 500 Year Delta.
He was a long-time member of the Unitarian Church in Westport.
He leaves behind his beloved children Charles "Cal" Watts Wacker III of Wilton, Lee Carolyn Wacker of Philadelphia, his former wife of 32 years, Elizabeth "Betsy" Wacker (nee Baumhardt) of Wilton, and his niece, Kirsten Hanson Molz of Pasadena, CA and her family. He is predeceased by parents Charles Watts Wacker Sr. and Jane Sewell Wacker, as well as his only sibling, Pamela Wacker Hanson. He also leaves behind his recent wife of this past fall, Elizabeth Smith-Troy.
No funeral is planned. A service of remembrance may be arranged by his two children.
Please send condolences/remembrances to: WackerFamilyCT@gmail.com.
Memorial contributions can be made to: uslacrosse.org
Cal, Lee and Betsy are grateful he is at peace.

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Published in The Hour & Westport-News from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, 2017.