OBITUARY

David H. Williams

October 16, 1945March 25, 2018
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Mr. David H. Williams, age 72 of Potsdam, NY passed away on Sunday, March 25th at the Massena Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service. There will be a gathering for family and friends at Sergi’s Italian Restaurant in Potsdam on April 7th from 1-4 pm. There will be a tribute to David at 2 pm. Contributions in David’s memory can be made to Potsdam Booster Cub or the Snack Pack Program for Potsdam Central School both @29 Leroy St. Potsdam, NY 13676. There will be a burial in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors. David is survived by his loving wife Mary Jane Williams; two nieces he adored Alison and Ellen Greene; a brother Charles (Julie) Williams and a sister Susan Olmstead. He is predeceased by his parents and a brother Steve Williams. David was born October 16, 1945 in Potsdam, NY to the late Frances O’Brien and Charles Ray Williams. He was a 1963 graduate from Potsdam Central High School. He graduated from SUNY Potsdam. David was very proud to have had the chance to serve his country. He was a Vietnam War veteran. David served from December of 1967 until his honorable discharge in October of 1972. He was awarded the Bronze Star. David was married to Mary Jane Greene on August 26, 1978 at Sacred Heart Church in Massena. He was a longtime member of the Potsdam Elks Lodge. He was retired from St. Lawrence County.

Services

  • Gathering Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • A Tribute to David Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Kathy Londraville

April 11, 2018

I was saddened to hear of Dave's passing. I haven't seen Dave in years but have fond memories. Dave helped me get my first job teaching and gave me great advice. My sincere condolences to his family.

Megan Corbett Ladouceur

April 7, 2018

MJ, Susan, Charlie and family,
I was sad to hear about Davids passing. I have fond memories of the Williams family growing up. Great neighbors! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Megan Corbett Ladouceur

Susan&Mark Hewitson

April 6, 2018

MJ and Charlie,
We were saddened to hear of the loss of David. Our thoughts and prayer go out to you.

William Martin

April 5, 2018

Mary Jane, Gus and the Williams Family,
I guess its fitting that the last time i saw Dave was at a Clarkson vs SLU game this winter. We were on some fine Potsdam hockey teams together in our youth. He had told me of his illness but at the game he had such great spirit and such a great attitude i left thinking he would be with us for a long time. I especially appreciate that MJ and Dave always made Kumi and i feel welcome, and we enjoyed sitting by the river talking with them and usually a bunch of friends about past present and future. We love the North Country and its people and enjoyed going there and to us Dave is the North country. RIP Dave. Thank you for the friendship and for the lessons in how to live life well under duress. Bill Martin

R F

April 5, 2018

David lived a gallant life, filled with fun and laughter. I give my moral support to the Williams Family for your great loss . May the family receive an abundance of support from friends and relatives, and comfort and peace from God who will give you "Thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sarah Fiacco

April 4, 2018

Mary Jane, Charlie & family,
I was so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I always enjoyed his easy smile and fun-loving spirit. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sarah

Bill and Trish Lewis

March 30, 2018

We were sad to read of David's death. We used to see each other at the CPH Fitness Center and at the clinics run by the PT program at Clarkson University and enjoyed visiting with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sincerely,
Coach and Trish Lewis

John Shatraw

March 30, 2018

Mary Jane and Chuck,
I was so saddened to learn of Dave's passing. Dave was a man who loved his country. He served with honor, dignity and passion. My sincere condolences go out to you in this most difficult time.

John Shatraw

Paul Patterson

March 29, 2018

There was never a time that I didn't enjoy being around David "TeeTee" Williams, whether it be golfing, at a restaurant or or just running into him anywhere. My last contact with David was at the Cranberry Lake Arts and Craft show last summer. I'm a better person for knowing Dave. A true gentleman and a greater patriot. Thank You for your service to our country.

I salute you.

RIP David...........

Fran Williams- Burns

March 29, 2018

I have a few memories of how my Uncle David guided me through my youth. From talking with pride to my class about his experiences in the Vietnam War, directing me on the ins and out of going to college and how honored you were to walk me down the aisle when I got married. The times we were able to spend together were never enough for me, though I am thankful for what we had... Now I am thankful that you are not suffering anymore and that you are in heaven with my dad, your bother and my baby-Luke.

Love ya,
Your Neice, Frances