Clarence Eugene Watt


Clarence Eugene Watt, 90, of Charleston, originally of Meadville, PA, passed away on August 28, 2019, at his residence after a short illness.
He was born on February 6, 1929 in Franklin, PA, to Oliver and Peg Watt.
Clarence was a graduate of Meadville High School. While working at Viscose, he decided to attend Edinboro State College for a teaching degree. He taught earth and space science at Conneaut Lake High School for 22 years. While there he enjoyed coaching the boys and girls cross country teams. He did not believe in asking someone to do what he did not do, so he began running marathons with his son, Donald. He also ran the clock for the basketball games.
He was a member of First Christian Church where he served as a deacon and an elder.
Clarence was also a member of the Meadville Rifle Club for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and trapping with his family, and especially fishing on Lake Erie with his family and friends, Bill Fisher and Gary Rubenstraw. Clarence also enjoyed feeding and watching the deer and turkey at his home.
The family would like to thank Lynn, Sally, Jennifer, Connie, and August for the excellent care and support given.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Anna Carpenter Watt; brother, Rev Richard Watt; and great granddaughter, Samantha.
Clarence is survived by his children, David Watt (Sharon) of Williamsburg, VA, Brenda Shields (Phil) of Charleston, Donald Watt (Linda) of Meadville, PA, and Dennis Watt (Sharon) of Cumming, GA; 9 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Guys Mills, PA.
Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
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Published on August 30, 2019
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9 posts

Angie Foster Taillon
Sep 10, 2019
Mr. Watt was one of my favorite teachers and coaches. We shared many laughs together when he was the assistant basketball coach. What a honor it was to know this great man. Please accept my condolences.
Tom Detelich
Sep 06, 2019
My condolences for your loss. I was a student of Mr. Watt and he was my coach for cross country. I always liked and respected him. He was an inspiration for many young people.
Teresa Tribley
Sep 04, 2019
Sorry for your Loss . He was a very nice Teacher.
Gary Knott
Sep 02, 2019
To this day I love running, largely because Coach Watt made it such a rewarding experience when I was in 7th grade. I’ll miss him but always remember his lessons.
Sharon Oakes
Sep 02, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your Dad.
Sep 01, 2019
He was my favorite teacher and I enjoyed helping him coach the cross country team during the late '80s. He will be missed.
Melinda Hawkins
Sep 01, 2019
If I'd be asked who made the most memorable impact on my life in high school it would have been this man...ALWAYS encouragement and kindness..thanks for the coaching Mr. Watt!
Karen Ward
Aug 31, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Clarence's passing. He and your mom will be together again. Our prayers are with you.

Karen Ward (Joanne Nesselhauf's daughter)
Robin Coxson
Aug 31, 2019
My sympathy to the family. I am so glad that he decided to get his degree in education because Mr. Watt was a wonderful teacher; I had him for Ecology and loved that class.