Robert L. Williams

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Robert L. Williams, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Mexico City, where he lived most of his life.

Born in Stroudsburg on Nov. 11, 1933, he was the son of Lester A. and Alice Loughney Williams of Forty Fort.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen Williams, Mexico City; his daughter, Anitta Williams Pross, Birmingham, Ala.; two grandsons, Taylor Pross and his wife, Leigh, and Ryan Pross, Birmingham; a sister, Lucy Miller Murray, Harrisburg; and loving nieces and nephews, Mark, Scott, Michele and Cynthia Millington and their families, of the Wilkes-Barre area.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Kelly Williams, and his sister, Ann Williams Millington.

He graduated from Forty Fort High School in 1951 and continued his education at Penn State University and Mexico City College. In Mexico City, he was president of the Mexican division of Arrow Hart Electrical Co. until his retirement in 1996, after which he served as consultant to the company for several years. He is remembered there for the many positive differences he made in the lives of his employees.

In addition to his love of books, music and animals, he was also an avid art collector. A work by Diego Rivera is among his remarkable collection. He was also an enthusiastic jai alai player and a longtime airplane pilot.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to the , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 27, 2013
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