Harry Harris Watt

| September 30, 2018

Harry Harris Watt, 95, of Stahlman Road, Rose Township (Corsica), was born in Johnstown, PA, August 13, 1923, and died September 27, 2018, in his home.

Harry Watt was married 65 years to Ann Lytle. They wed on September 1, 1950, in the United Presbyterian Church, West Allis, Wisconsin.

Surviving is his sister Dorothy Greet and husband David; brothers, Russell and wife Beverly Powell and John and wife Karen Powell; and his children: Barbara and husband Russell Smith, Joan Watt, Mary and husband Mitchel Yeadon and Susan Crooks; and seven grandchildren, Chad Yeadon and wife Kristin, Natalee Smith, Martin Crooks and wife Ashley, Sheena Smith and husband Dan Wathan, Logan Tell, Adam Crooks and Brianna Tell ; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brother, Jack Brandon Watt, Rev. Raymond, and Judith Powell; foster parents; and brothers and sister, Charles, Everett, Laurel, Wilbert, Elva, Lamoyne and Dale Powell.

Harry served as a Sargent in the Quarter Master, European Campaign, WWII and afterward, earned an Agricultural Engineering degree, Penn. State College. He was employed by Allis Chalmers. He earned a science degree and taught at Sykesville, Reynoldsville and DuBois High Schools. In 1966, Harry was a recipient of the National Foundation Grant in Physics and Chemistry, earning a Master’s degree at the University of Wyoming. In 1984, he was Educator of the Year at DuBois High School. He retired from teaching in 1985.

He served 25 years as a founding member of the Praise Time Ministries, which included jail ministry and placement of a CTV television tower on his farm. He taught Sunday school at the Presbyterian Church and numerous Bible studies in his home and at Jefferson Manor and Brookside Nursing Home. He was a member of Brookville First Assembly of God. He enjoyed 55 years of farming on Deer Spring Farm south of Brookville. Also enjoyed studying the Bible, reading, fly-fishing, bird watching, working on tractors, welding, traveling and reminiscing with family and friends.

There will be visitation on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Furlong Funeral Home, 50 Broad Street, Summerville, PA. A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Roseville Independent Chapel, 3598 Rt. 322, Brookville. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Thomas officiating.

Interment will follow at St. John’s “Windy Hill” Cemetery, Rose Twp., Jefferson County.

Friends and family may leave online condolences, light a memorial candle, and obtain additional information at www.furlongfuneralhome.com.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Cornerstone Television, 1 Signal Hill Dr., Wall, PA 15148.


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