Love and memories last forever...
  • 74 years old
  • Born on December 15, 1943 .
  • Passed away on November 8, 2018 .

Thomas H. Watkins, Sr., 74, of Gibbstown, NJ, formerly of Pennsauken, NJ passed away on November 8, 2018.

Beloved husband of 48 years to the late Patricia (nee Harvey), devoted father of Michelle Scialabba and her husband Vince, the late Thomas H. Watkins, Jr, and the late Shawn P. Watkins. Loving grandfather of 6, great grandfather of 8, and dear brother of Richard Watkins and Carolyn Ragno, both of Texas. Mr. Watkins was also predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mabel (Bitting) Watkins, and a brother, Joseph Watkins.

Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6-8 pm at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, with Memorial Service to follow at 8 pm. Interment private.


Posted by Joanne Brooks on 19th November 2018
Dear Michelle, Carolyn and Richard, Please accept my sincere condolences. Michelle, I only spoke with you a couple times, but I want you to know how sad It is to hear about Tommy. (That's what we always called him). I know how you feel about being the last one in the family. I too am the last one in my family. I often wonder why, but then again there must be a reason. Carolyn, I want to thank you for letting me know about Tommy. I look back at all the good times, and when your dad would bring you to our house in Runnemede. Richard, I will always remember the holidays we would get together, in Pennsauken and run around the yard in our good clothes. As families grew the gatherings were less and less. I will always have the memories. To all of your families I send my Sincerest Sympathy. Love to you all, Joanne Tholl-Brooks
Posted by Clayton Brunges on 13th November 2018
Our deepest condolences to your family. I remember your father as the guy who could repair any car. He spend many a day with my brother Bob there on Camden Ave in Pennsauken working on our cars. He was a hell of a father, friend and a man to respect dearly, he will be missed, God speed Tom. Clayton and Linda Brunges
Posted by Brian Crispin on 12th November 2018
We have had the great gift of having Tom in our life, it may have only been for only a few years but we felt we had been friends for decades. Tom would grab our attention by talking about the old days, building fast cars, blowing up the engines, rebuilding them in one night to only blow a rod or piston next run. Our Lancaster trips, the car auctions together and the great conversations we had will not be forgotten as you were a great friend, family member and father figure. You will be missed, Brian, Susan and Sadie
Posted by Charlotte Wilkinson on 12th November 2018
Michelle, you have dealt with so much over the past few years but you made it through it all because you are a strong woman. Your dad knew that so his passing was an easy transition for him. He knew he didn't have to worry. He helped mold you into that strong woman. Keep his memories close to your heart and treasure them forever. I'm sure he has already had his first cold beer with my dad. RIP Mr. Tom.
Posted by Michael Ragno on 10th November 2018
Michelle, Richard, and Carolyn my sincerest condolences. There are so many memories of good times with Tom. After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are those happy memories. God Bless You. Keep strong.

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