E. David Watson, 88: Longtime pharmacist and Red Sox fan

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YARMOUTH — E. David Watson, 88, died Monday at the Maine Veterans’ Home, in Scarborough.

He was born in Cumberland on Aug. 3, 1924, the son of Medley A. Watson Sr. and Caladora Edwards Watson.

He attended Cumberland schools, graduating from Greely Institute in 1942. Watson served in the U.S. Navy as a pharmacist’s mate during World War II. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and was licensed in Maine in 1949. He began his pharmacy career at Vaughn’s Pharmacy in Yarmouth. He worked in the pharmacy business before retiring in 2000. 

Watson was an avid Red Sox fan and spent many winter vacations watching spring training camp in Florida. He was a member of the Yarmouth American Legion, and was beloved and highly respected by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Earle, Roy, and Medley Jr.; and his sisters, Ola, Thelma, Doris and Ruth. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home for the wonderful care they provided him.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 21, in Moss Side Cemetery, 335 Main St., Cumberland.