Watson, William R. "Punchy", - 69, of Harrisburg, P.A went home to be with the Lord on February 14, 2021. He was born on June 5, 1951, in Atlantic City N.J to the late Louella Watson Wilson and William "Sonny" Watson. "Punchy" or "Will" as he was affectionately known attended the Atlantic City Public School System. He worked various jobs and was also a Marine in the Armed Service before being honorably discharged. He left Atlantic City in the late 90's and moved to Harrisburg P.A. where he began a new life. As he did so, he was motivated to reach back to help so many others along the way. He started a lawn service business and also enjoyed putting his barber skills to work. He was a loving, caring, wise and generous person who truly had a heart for the people. He had a great sense of humor and would love to put a smile on your face. To know him was to love him. He went on to work for Chisuk Emuna Congregation - a synagogue where he was embraced and became a part of the family. When Will retired in 2018, after working almost 20 years for the synagogue, he was honored by a large gathering of members and thanked for his hard work, friendship and faith. He leaves to cherish his fond memories: Three beautiful daughters, Latasha Cherry (Dawud). Tanika Brock (Derek) and Donisha Tobe, one sister, Maria Watson Quince, his ex-wife and dear friend Marsha Rice, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one aunt, Dorothy McCoy (Lovie) an uncle more like a brother, Derrick Watson (Picky), a special cousin and niece, Toni Wilson and Apriel Quince, uncles, cousins, and a host of extended family, friends and neighbors and last but not least Rabbi Ron Muroff and the entire Chisuk Emuna family. Memorial services are private. Interment will be in the Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville NJ. Arrangements entrusted to Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Homes 3125 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, Pa 17109.
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Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Feb. 20, 2021.