Thomas E. Watson, 89 of Wurtemburg passed away in his residence on Friday, January 22, 2010. Born in Wurtemburg on January 18, 1921 he was the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Florence Alma Hines Watson. A graduate of Slippery Rock High School, he also attended Slippery Rock College. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. A Veteran of WWII, Tom served as an Intercept Operator with the 2nd Signal Battalion in the European Theatre. He was awarded the Certificate of Merit. Tom was past President of the Eagle Coin Club of Ellwood City. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid philatelist. He retired from the Aetna Standard in 1986 where he worked as a fitter/welder. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Kathy Berkihiser of North Sewickley Township, Patricia and Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. of Ellport, 4 grandchildren and their spouses, Brett and Kelly Berkihiser, Brooke and Robert Miller, Jennifer Tomon and Shawn VanGorder and Elizabeth "Betsy" Bennett, 6 great-grandchildren, Jackson and Burke Miller, Brendan and Emma Berkihiser, Lynden Beinhauer and Blake Bennett, 2 sisters, Norma Laughner of Cabbot, PA, Louise and Jack Houpt of St. Thomas, PA a brother, Robert "Pete" and Isabelle Watson of Slippery Rock and a sister-in-law, Irene Watson, also of Slippery Rock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Margaret Hulick, whom he married on October 6, 1942, a son-in-law, George Berkihiser, a brother, John A. Watson and a sister, Ruth in infancy. Friends will be received on Monday, January, 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 26th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Bard Neal of Concord United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Watson's name to Meals on Wheels or the Ellwood City Area Public Library.
Jo Ann (Miller) Oxsen
Condolences from a former classmate and friend of Kathy's. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your father.
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