Richard Watts Obituary

Richard A. Watts
Richard A. Watts

March 14, 1933 - May 11, 2019
Born in Oak Park, Illinois
Resided in Lombard, Illinois


Richard A. Watts, age 86 of Lombard, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. Richard was the beloved husband of the late Joyce, nee Scatena, Watts. He was the loving father of the late Cynthia McCrea, the late Nancy Watts, the late Thomas Watts, Patricia (the late Dennis) Rosone, Kathryn (George) Cady, and Sandra (James) Wolgemuth. Richard was the fond grandfather of Richard (Natalie), Joseph, Sarah, Elizabeth, Thomas, Andrew, Nicholas, Michael (Susanne), Rachel, George, Amanda, Daniel, and Leela. He was a great-grandfather of 14. He was also preceded in death by his parents the late George and the late Alma Watts Rupp, his stepfather the late William Rupp, his brother the late George "Paul" (the late Louise) Watts, and his brother-in-law the late Robert (Joan) Scatena.

Richard was born in Oak Park and grew up in Maywood, where he and Joyce became next-door neighbors at the age of 10. He graduated from Proviso East High School. Richard worked his entire career at BorgWarner and retired after 42 years of dedicated service. Richard and Joyce lived in Lombard for 53 years where they were very active in the St. Pius X Catholic Community. He served as a Grand Knight in the Father Boecker Council #6090 of the Knights of Columbus. Additionally, Richard was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Rich was an avid gardener, and a loyal White Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls and Bears fan. He loved to sing and could come up with a song for just about every occasion. Richard's loving, kind, and easy-going personality will be greatly missed.

Family and friends are invited to gather Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:30am for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1025 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL 60148. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Mooseheart, at, would be greatly appreciated.




Memorial Mass
St. Pius X Catholic Church
1025 E Madison St.
Lombard, IL US 60148
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
10:30 AM