Robert Wayne Watson, 57
DUDLEY – Robert ‘Bob’Wayne Watson, 57, of Dudley, beloved husband of Robin Otto Watson and devoted father of Kaitlin Joy Watson, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012 after a long courageous battle with adenocarcinoma, at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester with his wife and daughter at his side.
Born in Abington, PA November 11, 1954, son of the late Joseph R. and Edith Werler Watson, he had been a resident of Dudley since 1985. Bob and Robin were married October 24, 1987 and had an early celebration of their 25th anniversary. Their daughter Kaitlin was the joy of his life. He was immensely proud of the young lady she is.
Bob graduated from Bensalem High School, Cornwells Heights, PA in 1972 where he lettered in 6 varsity sports. Known as Marcus, he had a strong interest in medicine and was an EMT many years ago.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1972. After basic training in Jacksonville, FL, he was trained as an Electronics Technician (RADAR) in Great Lakes, IL. He served aboard the U.S.S. Pawcatuck (AO-108) in the Engineering Department in the Mediterranean arena. He finished his service aboard the U.S.S. Myles C. Fox DD-829.
Bob graduated Summa Cum Laude from Worcester State College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical science.
Bob was employed at STATSChipPAC, Southborough, MA in sales at the time of his passing. Previously he held various semiconductor engineering and sales positions at UTAC (Singapore), ASAT (Hong Kong), and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Bob had a unique sense of humor that he shared with Kaitlin. His work ethic was extraordinary. He was passionate about politics, finance and investing, golf, the Red Sox, and the Patriots. Most of all, he loved traveling with his family to Turks & Caicos, Los Cabos, California, Arizona, and Florida.
Besides his wife and daughter, Bob is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Robert Monts of Willow Grove, PA, his brother and sister-in-law Glenn and Barbara (Barbie) Watson of Leonardtown, MD, his niece’s family Jennifer & Steven Cairns and their children Ryan and Natalie of Schwenksville, PA, his niece’s family Susan and Andre Depue and their son Nathan of Furlong, PA, his Aunt Hazel and Uncle Alred of Waldport, OR and his father-in-law Robert (Bob) Otto of Yalesville, CT.
His family will receive relatives and friends in the Robert J. Miller-Charlton Funeral Home, 175 Old Worcester Rd Charlton, MA.,Saturday, October 20,2012 from 10AM to 12 Noon. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to the UMass Cancer Center of Excellence, 55 Lake Ave.,North, Worcester, MA. 01655, 6th floor oncology infusion group, for lunches for family and patients, or to a charity of one’s choice.