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Robert L. Watts


January 31, 2011


Robert L. Watts of Danville PA passed away Sunday, January 30, 2011 at his residence with his loving family beside him.  He was born in Bloomsburg PA the son of the late Raymond and Dora M. Johnson Watts.   

He graduated from Bloomsburg High School where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball.  He was voted Captain of his championship basketball team and was a member of the National Athletic Honor Society.  Mr. Watts graduated from Bloomsburg State College with a Bachelorís degree in Elementary Education with a major in Mathematics.  He served as a staff sergeant with the United States Army Security Agency for communications and reconnaissance during the Korean War.   

Mr. Watts was employed for 35 years in the Danville Area School District as a mathematics teacher, retiring in 1995.  While there, he was a junior high football and basketball coach winning numerous championships.  He was a member of St. James United Church of Christ Ridgeville Danville PA where he served on the consistory and occasionally served as a fill-in pastor.  He was a member of the Danville Elks, Bloomsburg American Legion, East End Fire Company Danville PA and other various organizations. 

He was married to Patricia M. Ploch Watts.  Together, they had three children; one son, Robert F. Watts and two daughters; Vicki Watts and Susan E. Hancock and her husband Jerry of Suwanne Georgia. They have enjoyed their four granddaughters; Heather Campbell and her husband Andrew of Dublin Georgia; Brean Hancock of Suwanne Georgia; Kelly Smith and her husband Derick and Erin Weninger and her husband Mike along with their two great-grandchildren; Logan and Nevayah Weninger.  He is survived by two brothers; Jack Watts of Berwick PA and Raymond Watts of Montoursville PA.  Also surviving are nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM at St. James United Church of Christ Ridgeville 2507 Bloom Road Danville PA with the Reverend Richard J. Shearer officiating.  Burial will be private.  Friends will be received from 12:30 PM until the time of service at the church.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com

 


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