Mr. Robert E. “Bob” Williams. Jr., age 71, of Utica, NY, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care in New Hartford.
He was born in Scranton, PA, on July 19, 1947, a son of the late Robert E. Williams, Sr. and Elizabeth (Gilgallon) Williams. Bob was raised and educated in Sauquoit where he attended Sauquoit Valley High School.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Williams held a position as a Corrections Officer for over twenty-five years with Mid-State Correctional Facility in Marcy. Bob had a great passion for classic cars; he enjoyed “tinkering” on his own car and attending classic car shows throughout the area.
Surviving are two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara Kinney of Frankfort, and Joyce and Norman Toner of Lyons, NY. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and many special friends, including, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Gilfilian of Rome, NY and Steve Smith of Cortland, NY.
Friends may call on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 PM at the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St., Sauquoit, NY. Mr. Williams’s Funeral Service will be held Sunday at 4:00 PM at the funeral home immediately following visitation. Interment will take place in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be considered in Bob’s memory to either, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, or Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.