Von Watson, Jr.


Von Watson died unexpectedly on Monday, October 19, 2020 at his home in Warwick, NY at the age of 52.

Born in the Bronx, NY on July 11, 1968, he was the son of Pearl and the late Von Watson, Sr.

Von was a handyman and painted who enjoyed his work making old things look new again. Born and raised in the Bronx, he had a good street sense about him. Although many times he appeared to be quiet and aloof, he always new what was going on.

Von’s personality was very joyful, he had a heart of gold. He loved the ladies and never had a problem telling them so. No wonder his nickname was “Love”. He had an infectious laugh and you couldn’t help but smile when you were around him. He was a people person and had no problem striking up a conversation with a complete stranger. That conversation would usually end with that stranger sharing a laugh with Von. He had a strong love for his family and would do anything within his power to help when he could. He loved his son, nieces and nephews. He always had a way with children. Von was loved by everyone.

Von is survived by his mother, Pearl and step-father Frank Williams; son, Rasheim Smith; sister, Paula Castro and husband Carlos of New Windsor, NY, brother, Aaron Watson and wife Lisa, sister, Darlene Watson-Johnson and husband Rickey both of Warwick, brother, Leon Watson of New York City, and brother, Jeffery Watson and wife Kathy of Livingston Manor; aunt and uncle, Dolores and Sam Daniel; cousins, Diane Borden and husband Jeff; and Denise Daniel and husband Junior; many other cousins and a host of several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY.  Burial will follow the service in Warwick Cemetery.

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