Thomas E. Watters

Sep 20, 2014

Dec. 25, 1935 - Oct. 6, 2007

NORWALK -Thomas E. Watters, 71, of Norwalk, died Saturday afternoon at Firelands Regional Medical Center's main campus.

He was born Dec. 25, 1935 in Sandusky, and was a 1954 graduate of Sandusky High School.

He was employed by the former New Departure Hyatt for 23 years, retiring in January of 1990.

He was an avid sports fan, and loved to golf.

He is survived by his wife, Diane (Barber) Watters, to whom he was married for 24 years; a son, Patrick Thomas (Jill) Watters of Monroeville; daughters, Tammy L. (Dale) Rhodes of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Cheryl A. Watters of Washington; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sisters, Bonita Mauger of Baltimore, Ohio, and Nancy Gove of Wellington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo A. and Bessie B. (Triplett) Watters; grandchildren, Winston Samuel Watters, Jacob Lee Watters and Rosemary Lynn Watters; sisters, Eleanor Jenkins and Shirley Martin; and brothers, Walter Watters, Richard Watters, Lee Watters and Rolland Watters

There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky, with the Rev. Ernest Matijasic officiating. Following the services, the family will receive friends at Sycamore Hills Golf Course Club House, 14 Sycamore Hill Dr., Norwalk.

Memorial gifts may be sent to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.