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Memories & Candles

“I was watching an old movie and something made me think of Dr. Watterson. He was my doctor when I was little. I will never forget the house calls....Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: James Johnson - North Hills, CA

“Dr Watterson was my doctor when I was little. What a gentle kind man he was. Thats how I remember him. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Angela Covert - N Canton, OH


3 of 23 | Posted by: Julie Johnson - Interlachen, FL

“dr. waterson was inmy family for yrs. i cant believe he is gone RIP my friend whotook careof me any brothers and sister ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Julie Johnson - Interlachen, FL

“I chose Dr. Watterson to be our pediatrician before my three children were born. I was a student nurse and watched his interactions with the children...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Rebecca Nicola - Oro Valley, AZ

“Dr. Watterson was our pediatrician and also recommended that my infant nephew be tested for Cystic Fibrosis, which came back positive. Other...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Laura R. - Canton, OH

“Prayers for peace. Loved Dr. Watterson, my childhood physician. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Liz Dragar - Hudson, OH

“Dr. Watterson was my pediatrician for several years. I can remember how kind he always was to me. He always made me feel at ease in his care. I can...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Condolences from the Johnson family, Rose, Yolande, Randy and Christy ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Christy Johnson - Nashville, TN

“I loved Dr Watterson, he was my Pediatrician when I was little. I remember one time I needed to get a shot, and I was a big chicken of needles ( I...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Christy Johnson - Nashville, TN

“Canton lost a pillar in the community. Dr. Watterson was a dedicated physician, family and community member with fond memories that he loved to share...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Donald L. Keith, CPA - FL

“Dr. Watterson was my children's pediatrician. He was a great physician as well as a vey caring doctor. We have lost a great doctor. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Saunier - Marietta, GA

“All of us here at Fulton Drugs are so sorry about Dr. Watterson. He was such a pleasure to wait on at the drive through window. You have our...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Tim Kingsbury, Joe Cusma and The Employees of Fulton Drugs - OH

“Please accept our condolences. Rich would take our mother, Helen, to lunch every 2nd Tuesday of the month & she truly enjoyed his company. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: The Harhager Family - Canton, OH

“Please accept our deepest sympathies. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“As a new young mother back in 1972, a tall slender gentleman walked into my room at Mercy and after talking for a few minutes I knew I had made the...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Loyce Gozdan - Massillon, OH

“Dear Family, Please accept my most sincere sympathy for your loss of Reich. He was a terrific McKinley fan and a friend. Sincerely, John B. Quinn ...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Quinn Findley - Millersburg, OH

“Dr Watterson took care of my daughter from birth to 18 years old. He was a wonderful doctor and always had time to listen to a young mother's worries...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: - Massillon, OH

“Best Dr.a child could've had as a friend and caregiver, I remember moving back to Ohio with my 18month old child and the first Pediatric name...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Sherill Williams - Canton, OH

“Gail and family, so sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful and caring individual with a big heart for children. Please know you are in our...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Julie Gonzalez - North Canton, OH

“Sending Peace, Light and Love your way. May his light forever shine in your hearts. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Freddie & Becky Bors - Canton, OH

“Best physician I ever had in my life. He was always kind, thorough and had a welcoming smile. He was one of a kind. RIP Dr. Watterson. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: C. Stubbs

“He was my kids go to doctor when they were born. He was old fashioned In his ways. And that made him a great doctor. I remember him saying at 2month...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Johnna and Fred Bruder - Canton, OH


Reich passed away in January 2018.

Reich was a resident of North Canton, Ohio at the time of passing.

He was a graduate of Canton McKinley High School, served in the United States Army during WWII and received his medical degree at Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland.

He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, Canton Masonic Lodge #60 F & AM, Brookside Country Club, Hall of Fame Luncheon Club, Canton McKinley Booster Club, Retired Executives and Professional Men's Club and Canton Rotary Club. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Christ Presbyterian Church with Rev. David deVries officiating. A private interment will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Read Less Christ Presbyterian Church 530 Tuscarawas ST W Canton, Ohio 44702 Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Home 4817 Cleveland Ave. N.W. Express your condolences with flowers sent to Reich's memorial service Or, Order By Phone 888-579-7953 Code: 73618P View & Sign Sympathy Card Send to Family.

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Home 4817 Cleveland Ave. N.W. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Camp Wakonda Campership Fund 530 Tuscarawas St. W., Canton, Ohio 44702.

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