June 12, 2013
Stephen D. Watson, 73, Iroquois Ave. W., Watertown, passed away Wednesday evening, June 12, 2013, at Samaritan Medical Center.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Sunday, June 16, from 1 - 4PM. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Monday, June 17, at 2PM with Rev. Donald Robinson officiating and burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.
Mr. Watson was born in Lowville on September 1, 1939, son of Fred Watson and Cecil Roof Watson Goutermout . He graduated from Lowville Academy in 1957, and then entered the US Army on February 1, 1961. He was a member of the Military Police, serving in several places, including Germany and the state of Georgia. On January 27, 1964 he was honorably discharged.
On January 20, 1962 he married Linda M. Burns at St. Mary's Church, Copenhagen with Rev. Bernard Desnoyers officiating.
He was a Watertown City Police Officer, and before his retirement had served as Deputy Chief. He was a member of the Police Benevolent Assoc.
Mr. Watson enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood cutting, and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of both the Jack McDonald and 12 Mill Hunting Clubs. He was also a member of the St. Peter's & St. Paul's Cemetery Committee in Copenhagen.
He had built his family's camp first on Soft Maple Flow and then in New Boston. He also enjoyed NASCAR, puzzles, walking his family dog, and he also played for the Watertown P.B.A. slow pitch City League Softball.
Besides his wife, Linda, he is survived by his three children, Kelly A. Davis and husband, Edwin "Butch", Brian J. Watson and wife, Michelle R., and Stephanie A. Davis and husband, James E., all of Watertown; seven grandchildren and one great grandson; two sisters, Wilma Clemons and husband, Edward, Barnes Corners and Laura James and husband, Forrest, Fillmore; two brothers, Scott Goutermout and wife, Dorothy, Bellwood and Lewis Goutermout and wife, Debbie, Harrisburg; sister-in-law, Mary Watson, LA; two aunts, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Weldon Joe Watson.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations in his name to St. Patrick's Church Music Ministry, 123 S. Massey St., Watertown, NY 13601, St. Peter's & St. Paul's Cemetery, c/o St. Mary's Church, High St., Copenhagen, NY 13626, or to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.