James Watson
grief-support

Obituary of James J. Watson

(Albion)  James J. Watson age 72, entered into rest on December 15, 2019 following a brief illness.  He was born august 23, 1947 in Buffalo, a son of the late Richard and Mary (Farrell) Watson.

After graduating from St. Francis High School in Hamburg, Jim served proudly as an M.P. in the United States Army from 1967-1969 where he was stationed in Landau Germany.  After returning home, Jim served as a volunteer firefighter at U-Crest Fire Department in Cheektowaga and also began a lifelong career in the banking field before retiring from ESL in 2009.

Jim was a lifelong Sabres fan who also loved watching international soccer and spending time in the company of his family and 3 dogs: Peaches, Tootsie, and Daisy Mae.  Most of all, Jim was an avid woodworker who loved spending time in his shop and designing/building furniture for loved ones.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Gabriele (Wietler); children Kellie (Del) Watson, Joachim (Becky) Wietler, Kevin (Lisa) Watson, Nicole (Rohan) Thadani, and Gabriella (Zach) Watson; grandchildren Morgan, Emma, Makenzie, Liam, Logan and Adeline; siblings Richard, Sheila and Michael and lifelong buddy Ron Zak.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Gerald and William and his sister Mary.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Ave. Saturday December 28th 11:00am-1:00pm where his Memorial Service will follow at 1:00pm.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Rd. S., Rochester NY 14623. 

Saturday
28
December

Calling Hours

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home - Albion
21 West Avenue
Albion, New York, United States
(585) 589-4471
Saturday
28
December

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home - Albion
21 West Avenue
Albion, New York, United States
(585) 589-4471
Saturday
28
December

Interment with Military Honors

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Mt. Albion Cemetery
Rte. 31
Albion, New York, United States
grief-support
Share Your Memory of
James