May 27, 1924 - December 16, 2021
Milton Fred Watson, 97, a longtime Mentor resident died December 16, 2021 at his home. He was born May 27, 1924 in Cleveland. Fred was a police officer with the Mentor Police Department for 26 years and a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran who proudly served his country as a Sgt. Communications Chief during World War II. Fred was a member of the Mentor Masonic Lodge 772, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland, St. James Episcopal Church in Painesville and the Northcoast Historical Recovery Association. He graduated from Mayfield High School, class of 1942. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, boating, traveling in his motor home and metal detecting. Fred truly enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his son Milton James (Donna) Watson; grandchildren, Dr. Danielle D. (Ronald) Cooper, Milton Jason (Karelys Chaurio) Watson, Abbie Lee (Ben Ottman) Watson and Kelley Vidmar; and great-grandchildren; Ashley, Jacob and Caleb Cooper, Marcos and Xavier Watson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Florence D. Watson; and his parents, Anthony and Sarah Watson. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. A funeral service to honor Fred’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2021 at St. James Episcopal Church, 131 N. State Street, Painesville, OH 44077. Masks are required to be worn at the church service. Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, OH. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192, donate online at www.hospicewr.org. or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please offer condolences at www.brunners.com.
Milton Fred Watson, 97, a longtime Mentor resident died December 16, 2021 at his home. He was born May 27, 1924 in Cleveland. Fred was a police officer with the Mentor Police Department for 26 years and a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran who proudly... View Obituary & Service Information
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