Obituary of Thomas Ross Williams
Thomas Ross Williams, 75, Fairfield Township, passed away peacefully at home on June 7, 2023 surrounded by his family. Born July 28, 1947 in Johnstown, the son of late David A. and Jane H. (Stewart) Williams. Preceded in death by brothers David W. Williams and William A. Williams and sister Judith A. Lear. Also preceded by his faithful Labrador, Belle, who recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Hackett) Williams; his children Heather R. Olsen, widow of Erik Olsen, and David R. Williams and his wife Kendra D. Mack; his sister Nancy J. Clark and her husband Bill; stepchildren Bur Church and his wife Jackie; Rachel Risko and her husband Lou; and Becca Bauer and her husband Fritz; and numerous nieces and nephews who he loved spending time with. While Tom never had grandchildren of his own, he cherished the role of grandfather to Braunwyn, Hunter, Wyatt, Lyla and Lennox who he adored.
Tom was a US Navy Veteran of Vietnam War, life member and former Chief of Fairfield Vol. Fire Co., life member and Commander of New Florence VFW Post 7622, member of Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church and F&AM Ligonier Lodge 331. He retired from Conemaugh Generating Station after 38 years as an E & I Technician. Tom enjoyed hunting, golfing, grilling out gardening and Sugar Time, where he made maple syrup on his farm for over 35 years. But by far, his favorite activity was shooting the breeze in his garage with family & friends. He will be remembered for his generosity, quick wit, work ethic and loyalty to those he loved.
A memorial service will be held 1 PM Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church, 4627 Rt. 711, Bolivar, Rev. Dr. J. Paul McCracken officiating. Military honors and Masonic services will be held as a part of the memorial service. Arrangements in care of Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence.
Online condolences may be made at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Florence VFW Post 7622 or Fort Palmer Church."