Former KSU School of Music director dies

Elaina Sauber

Dr. Walter Watson, former Kent State music professor who served as director of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, passed away yesterday in Austin, Texas, surrounded by family and loved ones. He also served as the director of music and choirmaster at the United Church of Christ in Kent.

 Watson’s family posted on the United Church of Christ Facebook page Wednesday, saying “the date for a memorial service in Kent will be announced at sometime in the future when appropriate arrangements can be made.”

 The family of Walter Watson will also receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 at Kent United Church of Christ, 1400 E. Main St., according to the UUC Facebook page.

 The family “deeply appreciates your prayer and your caring and asks that you join them in remembering our dear Walter with gratitude,” according to the post.

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