Robert J. Watson, age 55, of Wheaton

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 6th, 2011

Robert J. Watson, age 55, of Wheaton, died February 5 at Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 9 from 3 to 9 PM at  Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.  Interment is private.

Mr. Watson is survived by his wife, Eileen nee McCue; his daughters, Courtney (Kevin) Perna and Shannon; his grandson, Andrew John; his sisters, Marilou and Cindi Jacobs and many other family and friends.

Mr. Watson grew up in Lombard.  He was married for 28 years.  His passion was basketball.  He refereed high school basketball for over 25 years.  He belonged to many different IHSA Basketball Associations.  He loved watching his children play sports, especially basketball.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Larry A. White says:

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Rob for the last ten or more years in the area of basketball officiating. Rob was a class as an official and my prayers go out to his family.

    Larry A. White

  2. Paul Morris says:

    He officiated many of my son’s basketball games and was always fair and treated the boys very fair. My prayers go out to all effected.

    The Paul Morris Family

  3. John and Heidi Slinkman says:

    We are teachers/coaches at Jefferson Middle School in Villa Park where Rob refereed. After meeting Rob, we found out early on that we used to live in Rob’s neighborhood in Wheaton before we moved to Aurora. We lived on the corner of Elm and Campbell. Every time Rob came to ref, we would ask him how the neighborhood was. It was a little connection to Wheaton that we had! We are so sorry for your loss. He will be sorely missed by the entire basketball community!
    God Bless your family.
    John and Heidi Slinkman

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