Thomas Janata Watts

Thomas Janata Watts (1965-2018) died on Jan. 7, at his home in Saugatuck.

Tom is survived by his mother Emily Watts of Champaign, Ill.; his brother Edward Watts of East Lansing; his sisters-in-law, Judith Argentieri and Stephanie Watts; great-aunt Sally Dawson of Richmond, Va.; nephews, Samuel Watts, Anton Watts, and Alexander Watts; and niece Olivia Watts. He is also survived by cousins Wendy (Rick) Zemanski, Virginia (Dan) Holder, Ford (Cindy) Bartholow, Rusty (Lisa) Watts, Robert (Kim) Dawson, Amy Dawson, and Beth (Ben) McAlhany.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Watts and his brother Benjamin Watts.

He graduated from Champaign (Illinois) Central High School, and earned his B.A. from Aquinas College and his Masters of Library Science from Indiana State University.

Tom belonged to the Saugatuck Yacht Club.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Saugatuck Yacht Club Sailing Program, 15 Park St., Saugatuck, MI 49453, or to the charity of one’s choice. There will be no service or visitation at this time.

Chappell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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