Arthur Leiby Watkins

August 11, 1923 ~ August 4, 2020 (age 96)

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Arthur Leiby Watkins, 96 of Howard, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at his home.  He was born on August 11, 1923 in Columbia Cross Roads, Bradford Co.,  the son of the late Raymond & Marian Leiby Watkins.  

He married Lorraine (Hart) Watkins on June 9, 1946, she preceded him in death on November 14, 2010.  

Arthur proudly served his country in the Army/Air Corp during WW II where he served in the Pacific at the Battle of Iwo Jima. He received several citations during his service. Upon return to civilian life he was employed as a computer programer for Corning Glass in Corning, NY.  

Arthur enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.  He was also a very competitive ping pong player and enjoyed playing dominos. He had a strong Christian faith.

He is survived by one son; David (Pamela) Watkins of Centre Hall, one daughter; Jeannie L. Goleman of Howard, two sisters; Florence Confer of Bellefonte and Francis Barrett of Troy, Pa., four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Friends and family will be received from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.on Friday, August 7, 2020 at the Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Howard.  Graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:00 am. at the Zion Cemetery with Military Rites.  Stephen Jayne & Ray Hoffman officiating.  

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August 7, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
135 West Main St.
Howard, PA 16842

Graveside Service
August 8, 2020

10:00 AM
Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
135 West Main St.
Howard, PA 16842

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