- Local Guide
John T. Williams, 93, formerly of Corry, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Compassionate Home Care.
He was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Orrin and May (Glass) Williams.
July 3, 1939, in Winchester, Va., he married Marian A. Crawford Williams, who survives.
Mr. Williams was raised and educated in Punxsutawney and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1936.
He moved to Corry in 1941. He worked for Aero Supply and later worked in the finishing department at Associated Springs-Barnes Group for 34-and-a-half years until his retirement in 1981.
He was a charter member of the Raymond Employees Federal Credit Union and a member of the Corry Airport Authority. He was a licensed pilot for more than 15 years, and he made and flew model airplanes for more than 40 years.
Mr. Williams enjoyed making scaled-down steam and hit-and-miss engines.
He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed bird watching.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include a daughter, Cheryl Patterson and husband George of Corry; two sons, James F. Williams of Kent, Ohio, and Thomas J. Williams of Glendale, Ariz.; a brother, David Williams and wife Inga of Export; a sister-in-law, Ruth Williams of Warren; three grandchildren, Patric Patterson and wife Laura, Laura Holthouse and husband Khlar, and David Patterson and wife Wendy; six great-grandchildren, Silas, Charles, Morgan and Gabrielle Patterson and Tanner and Lucretia Holthouse; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Marian Williams, Beatrice Redding, Dorothy Gourley and Gladys Syphers; a brother, Eugene Williams; and a greatly admired brother-in-law and friend, Dale Redding.
There will be no visitation, and services will be private.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Rochester Mills.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bracken Funeral Home, Corry.
Memorials may be made to the Gertrude Barber Center - Corry Campus, 670 Sciota Rd., Corry, Pa. 16407, or the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick St., New York, N.Y. 10014.