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Kenneth D. Williams

Kenneth D. Williams, age 90, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, died at 5:25 p. m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville, where he was a patient for two weeks.

Born in Roaring Creek Township, Columbia County, he was a son of the late Harold and Myrtle Williams. He resided in Williamsport since December, 2013 and previously lived in Catawissa. He was a 1945 graduate of Catawissa High School.

Ken was employed by the former Bell Telephone Co.  of Pennsylvania for 35 years, retiring in 1985. Throughout his career with Bell, he maintained a home in Catawissa, while living and working in Wilkes-Barre, West Pittston, Stroudsburg and last at Bloomsburg.

He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, Catawissa.

Ken served with the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of the American Legion Post 40, Danville.

His activities included hunting, camping, square dancing,  carpentry and doing stone masonry.

Ken is survived by his wife, the former Margaret M. Novak, with whom he celebrated 68 years of marriage in November, 2016; a son, Gregory P. Williams, and his wife Lynne, Rapid City, South Dakota; a daughter, Monica R., wife of James J. Turri, Nisbet (Williamsport); 20 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Margaret Deeter, Catawissa and Edna Derrick, Greensboro, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Williams in 1944 and by two sisters: Ruth Malefyt and Doris Warn Emick.

Private funeral services will be held in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Rev. Susan O. Rogutski officiating. Interment will follow in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge, with military honors by the Catawissa area veterans group. There will be no viewing.

The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 228 South Street, Catawissa, Pa 17820

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A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Williams

Dale and Lisa Behrent and Boys Sep 14 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Aunt Marg and Greg and Family and Monica and Family,
Our deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers to you all in the passing of Uncle Kenny.
Have many fond memories over the years with your family. His smile and vibrant personality will be missed. We loved him and will miss him dearly. All our love to each of you.
Dale and Lisa and Boys

Dale and Lisa Behrent and Boys Sep 14 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Marge,
Both Jack and I enjoyed the many years of friendship and fellowship with you and Ken through square dancing with the Danjo Wheelers. You both were so kind to all and very thoughtful in checking on people when they were absent.
May the Lord bring you peace as you enter into this new chapter of life.
With love and sympathy during this time.
Louise McCormick

Louise McCormick Aug 16 2017 12:00 AM

We were lucky to know him as a friend and neighbor for 20 plus years. He was truly a good person, a gentle gentleman like few men ever are. Our sympathy to Marg and family. It's just not the same here on Sunset Lane since they left . Your friend forever Marg. Dick and Vicky

Dick and Vicky Martz Aug 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Williams

Naomi Eveland Aug 14 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers for you Marge and all of your family! What a Blessing to have know you and Ken all of the years at First Church in Catawissa! What a sweet gentle man and always loved Ken's smile as well as yours Marge! Know that he will be dearly missed by all of you but you were Blessed with almost 70 years together with many wonderful memories! Love and God Bless You All, Naomi Eveland

Naomi Eveland Aug 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Williams

Glenn Sadler Aug 13 2017 12:00 AM

Marge and family, I was sorry to hear of Ken's home-going but am joyful that he is now
with the Lord and has no more pain or forgetfulness. To be with the Lord 'is far better"!
I am praying for you and your family that God's Spirit will comfort you and that through
the wonderful memories you and Ken have had together you will find peace in His love. Blessings on you and your family,
Glenn Sadler

glenne551@evenlink.com Aug 13 2017 12:00 AM

Marge and family I was sorry to hear of Ken's home-going. But to be with the Lord
"is far better!" I pray that you and your family will find comfort in memories of your
long life together and that God's Spirit will give you the peace of His everlasting love.
Blessings on you and your family,
Glenn Sadler

glenn sadler glenne551@evenlink.com Aug 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Williams

Errol W. Deeter Aug 12 2017 12:00 AM

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