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Norman E. Watson

August 16, 1941 — July 27, 2023

Norman E. Watson age 81 of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Lawrence passed away unexpectedly July 27, 2023, in The Villages Hospital, Florida. He was born August 16, 1941, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Huttson and Ruth Campbell Watson. After graduation, Norman attended Penn State University and became an electrical engineer who traveled extensively through the United States, working in Detroit, Chicago and Seattle. He was a member of the SNPJ Lodge 138 of Strabane and enjoyed spending time with his very good friend Clay, golfing, fishing and smoking cigars. Living at The Villages for 17 years, Norman liked to go out for dinner and his favorite dish was salmon. On July 1, 1989, he married Mary Fran Florgancic who survives after 34 years of marriage. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his sister Ida Mae Frielinger of Seattle Washington, in laws Peggy and Mickey Ruffalo of Strabane, and an especially close niece, Kayla Ruffalo among other nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are welcome from 4pm until 7 pm, the time of a Catholic blessing service on Monday August 28, 2023, in SALANDRA FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES, INC. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg (724-745-8120). Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Canonsburg will be private. To view or extend condolences please visit

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