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Peter D. Watson, 79, of Bellaire, passed away on May 13, 2021 at his home. He was born on March 2, 1942, in Detroit, the son of Ewart and Marie (McIntyre) Watson.
Peter served his country honorably in the U.S. Army then went on to earn his Bachelor Degree in political science from Wayne State University. Following school, he went on to become a high-level executive for various companies. He spent 30 years with Michigan Bell where he traveled over several parts of the world.
He had a passion for traveling, especially to Las Vegas and was an avid “The Band of America” of which he knew each band member personally. You could also find him boating and “cruising” on the water or golfing. Peter was happy to call Bellaire home since 2018.
On January 6, 1979, he married Dennice J. Strauchman who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, John Watson of Maryland, Philip (Tammy) Watson of Grass Lake, MI, 2 grandsons, Colin and Dane Watson, niece and nephew Marci (Tom) Parker of Grand Rapids, their 2 sons, Thomas and Simon Parker, brother-in-law Paul (Sharon) Reicha of Bellaire, sister-in-law Donna Blanton of Onstead, MI, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother David Watson, sister-in-law Darlene Ross, and brother-in-law Harold “Butch” Strauchman.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Graveside chapel service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21 at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, MI.
Memorial contributions may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
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