Leonson Renzo Watts, 82, entered into eternal life on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Wysox, Pa. where he was doing what he loved most. Hunting. Born in Queens, NY, son of Renzo L. and Rose (Pheiffer) Watts, he was raised in Iselin but later moved to Edison after he married his high school sweetheart Annette, where they raised a loving family. They have been living in Hillsborough for over 20 years.
Leon honorably served in the U.S. Navy, then worked diligently to start a roofing business with his brother Kenny in 1956, L.R. Watts and Sons of Perth Amboy, NJ, which is still operating today.
Leon had a passion and love for hunting and fishing and all things outdoors. He was a true man of the Land. He participated in many clubs over the years including the Men’s Club of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and of course various hunting clubs. Perhaps one of the biggest marks he made was as a Pop-Warner football coach in Edison. He continually has been told over the years what a profound difference it made in the lives of some lucky young men. He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Three Bridges, NJ.
Leon was predeceased by his beloved brothers Walter and Kenneth Watts.
Leon is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Annette Theresa (Margiotto) Watts; loving children; Annette and (Barry) Dambach, Leon and (Lorri) Watts, Linda Watts, and Michael and (Teri) Watts. Leon is also survived by two sisters, Edith Sosnicki and Irene Marcrie, 19 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren and will be dearly missed by all.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Countryside Funeral Home, 724 Route 202 North, Three Bridges, NJ 08887 on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4 – 8 p.m. and on Saturday December 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Funeral services will begin on Saturday, December 2 at 9:15a.m. at the funeral home followed by a 10:00 a.m. funeral liturgy at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, 105 Summer Road, Three Bridges, NJ 08887. Committal words will follow at St. James Cemetery, Ida Way, Woodbridge, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Leon’s name to the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center at Hunterdon Medical Center, 2100 Westcott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.