Howard Watkins

Howard G Watkins Sr.

Sunday, June 15th, 1930 - Sunday, December 30th, 2018
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WATKINS, SR., HOWARD G, - 88, A lifetime resident of Northfield passed away, Sunday, December 30, 2018, in his home with family by his side. Honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1953, he worked as a union carpenter until retiring. He then enjoyed his retirement working at the clam shipyard in Atlantic City. Among his plethora of hobbies, were gardening, wood-working, shell-creations, and a passion for his “numbers” for the lottery & Publisher’s ClearingHouse. He joins his wife, Margaret, to watch over his surviving three brothers; Kenny, Joey, and Coleman and two sisters; Marion and Joan. He is survived by his three children, Margaret Russell of Egg Harbor Township, Howard G. Watkins Jr., and Deborahann Velez, both of Northfield, nine grandchildren; Pennie Lynn, Christopher, Christine, Tracy, Tiffany, Devon, Tina, Carey, and Michael; eleven great grandchildren; Brittany, Ashley, Tommy, Andrew, Zachary, Jordan, Jilisa, Jade, Anna, Julia, and Zelie; and one great-great grandchild; Ellie, and his side-kick cat, Athena.
A viewing will be held on Friday January 4, 2018, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Adams-Perfect Funeral Home, 1650 New Road, Northfield. On Saturday morning, at St. Gianna’s Beretta Molla Parish Church, 1421 New Road, Northfield, a viewing will be held from 10 am to 11 am followed by a Christian Mass, the Interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays landing. Arrangements by and condolences at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
    1650 New Road
    NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish/Church of St. Bernadette
    1421 New Road
    NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish/Church of St. Bernadette
    1421 New Road
    NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery (Mays Landing)
    5061 Harding Highway
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
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Private Condolence

Posted at 10:03am
Dear Family;
It is always sad to lose a loved one. One reason is we were created not to ever die but live forever. (Genesis 1:28)
The resurrection hope at ( John 5:28&29) gives us hope that those we lost will come back to life on earth. What will life be
like for them? (Revelation 21:3&4) it speaks of no more sickness or death. We hope one day you will see Howard again .

Ann Marie Colonnello

Posted at 02:00pm
Hap's voice will be missed here at the Truex office, calling in his time and sharing his stories and dreams of winning it big. Our deepest sympathy to his family & loved ones.

Robin Meyers

Posted at 02:21pm
Our condolences to your entire family. Hap was a wonderful hardworking man. He will be missed for his great stories and contagious smile. Sending love and sympathy Jim &Robin

Barbara Dodd

Posted at 05:36pm
You treated everyone like family. We all called you Pop pop & you would smile. Your sense of humor & quick wit made you stand out. I will never forget dropping Kaden off at your house and him eating his 2nd breakfast with you as I went to work. You were one of the hardest working men & had quite the green thumb. You took pride in your plants & would even offer to come and plant them for someone to ensure it was done properly. You played such an important part in all our lives, but I don't think you realized it. You were just Poppop❤.

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