John R. Williams, 81 of Catasauqua, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013, with his family by his side at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenburg. He is the husband of the late Arlene E. (Becker) Williams, who passed away in 2009.
Born in Wilkes Barre on May 10, 1931 to the late John and Mary Louise (Fresher) Williams. John served our country faithfully in the US Air Force during peacetime. He retired as a Service Manager for Harned Durham Energy Co., Emmaus. John attended St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua. “Pappy” was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who filled their hearts with a lifetime of memories.
Survivors: Children: James B. and his wife Donna, with whom he resided, Diana and her husband John Kacsur of Treichlers; siblings: Robert Williams of South Whitehall Twp., Alice Balliet in FL; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. John is preceded by his son and sister.
Services: Family and friends are invited to call 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. 4906 Route 309 – Schnecksville followed by the service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Gary Walbert, officiating. The interment, with military honors, will conclude services at Orcutts Grove Cemetery, Noxen.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials to his church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, 18032.