MOHAWK – Richard “Dick” H. Watkins, age 86, of
He was born on July 21, 1931, in the Town of
Dick’s love of the
Surviving family members include his beloved wife, Betty, of 65 years; his daughter, Rebecca Volo (Vernon), of Mohawk; son-in-law, Edward Scouten, of Ilion; his five grandchildren, Michael Scouten, Jason Scouten, Jennifer Bull (Ronny), Erica Miscione (Paul) and Janelle Roginski (Steven); eight great-grandchildren, Zachary Champoux (fiancée, Kaila Booth), Michael Scouten II, Matthew Miscione, Samuel, Sophia and Silas Bull, Francis Mae and Eleanor Roginski; his sister-in-law, Marsha Shahoud, of New Hartford; and many nieces nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Debra Scouten, in 2010; Parents; brothers, Paull (Emma Jean), Raymond (Anne) and James (Wanda) Watkins; sisters, Mary Baldwin (Robert), Ruth Stark (Paul) and Betty Shaut; brother-in-law, Ray Shahoud; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and (Shirley) Hisert.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location at
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Blessed Sacrament Church, E. Main St., Mohawk, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Leo Potvin, assisted by Sr. Mary Jo Tallman, Parish Life Director. Spring interment will be in
Anyone wishing to share a memory of Dick, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com.
The Watkins family would like to thank the staff on the Neuro/Peds 3rd floor at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and the staff on the Rehab Unit at Folts Home, Herkimer.
In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s
The Watkins family has entrusted Dick’s service arrangements and supervision to their cousin, Don Applegate, Funeral Director. The family would also like to thank Don’s wife, Judy, for all of her help and assistance.