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Robert L. "Bob" Watterson

Robert L. Watterson                  â€œformer Millport, PA resident”

FONDA, NY---Robert L. “Bob” Watterson, 73, of Fonda, NY, formerly of Millport, PA, passed away with his loving wife by his side on Thursday, May 8, 2014 in his home after a long illness.
     Born January 16, 1941 in Indiana, PA, he was a son of Elder L. and Della A. Fairman Watterson.  On August 11, 1962 in Indiana County, he married Barbara A. Sheesely Watterson, who survives.
     Bob graduated from Marion Center High School in Indiana County, Class of 1958.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education from I.U.P. and earned his Master’s degree in Education from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.
Bob was a Science teacher at Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse, retiring in 1992 after 30 years of service.  He was the owner and broker of the former Fairman Real Estate Agency which was located in Millport.  Bob was a certified residential Real Estate appraiser.  He also worked for Trail’s End Real Estate in Coudersport.
     Bob was a member of the Millport United Methodist Church, a member of the N.R.A., a member of the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club in Millport, a member of the National Association of Realtors, and a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling, and gardening.  His greatest love was his family, especially his granddaughter, Taylre.
     Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Robin L. (Jim) Estep of Troy, PA; a son, Brent R. (Tracy) Watterson of Johnstown, NY; a granddaughter, Taylre; two step-grandchildren, Michelle and Ryan; and a step-great-granddaughter, Peyton.
     Friends may call on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA.  Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Millport United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Street, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10001 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


I remember Mr. Waterson fondly as a teacher and he also helped my husband and I purchase our first home in Shinglehouse.  He was always so friendly and helpful.   My sincerest condolences to you all.

Patsy Colbey May 20 2014 12:00 AM

BA,  Your wedding was the first that I had ever attended as a kid, so you and Bob always seemed to be the quintessential couple to me.  Bob will be missed.

J. May 13 2014 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your husband.  I guess the Lord had a place for Bob.
Our prayers go out to you and the family.
God Bless
Don and Judy

Don and Judy Foltz Streams May 12 2014 12:00 AM

Words cannot convey how we feel during this time of your loss!! Bob was a verydear friend and we have many great memories of our times together.

Stan@Jean Dragovich May 11 2014 12:00 AM

Mr. Watterson has been a teacher, coach, neighbor and friend,  He was one of the good guys.   Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Cheryl Bryant May 11 2014 12:00 AM

We had thirty-two elk in our field last night.  I told them of Bob's passing.  They seemed sad, but relieved, as are we.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim and Laurabelle

Jim Minser May 11 2014 12:00 AM

Bob was the sweetest man I referred to him as my papa smurf.  I was lucky to get to know Bob and my heart goes out to Barb.  Love ya poppa smurf

Shiela Russell (Easton) May 11 2014 12:00 AM

Bob will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kay Mertsock May 11 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Barb, so sorry for your loss. I liked Bob. He was fun to work with & a funny fellow. He made me laugh every time he told a story. He will be missed by a lot of people. God bless all of you. Jack & Nickkie Howard

Nickkie and Jack Howard May 11 2014 12:00 AM

Robin - Know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Mindy Barnes May 11 2014 12:00 AM

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