Donald J. Williams
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Kingston, NY - Donald J. Williams of Old Post Road, Rhinebeck and formerly of Harwich St. Kingston, died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Thompson House in Rhinebeck. He was 91. He was born in Kingston, a son of the late Roscoe and Ella Reis Williams. A graduate of Kingston High School, he served in the Army Air Corps during WW II. A Professional Fire Fighter, he retired in 1984 from the City of Kingston Fire Dept. following 33 years of service. Don went home to be with the Lord Jesus, whom he loved and trusted as his Personal Savior and Lord. Don was a faithful servant of the Lord and a blessing to his family and to his church family. He was a Charter member of Grace Bible Fellowship Church and a dedicated servant of the Lord's church. Everyone loved Don and the positive witness that he was to all that knew him. He was a joy to be around and always gave glory to God. An avid golfer, following his retirement, he was employed for many years at the Green Acres golf course in Kingston. He was also a volunteer at many area nursing homes. Don was predeceased by his wives, Lorraine Marks Williams and Geraldine M. Schwark Williams. Surviving are his daughter, Donna I. Cirone and her husband Frank of Rhinebeck; his son Kenneth J. Williams and his wife Mary of Kingston; two step-sons, Darrell Burns of Pennsylvania and David Burns of West Hurley; a brother, Raymond Williams; his grandchildren, Frank Cirone Jr., Jason Cirone, Ryan Williams, Jeremy Williams and step-grandson Leo Burns. Seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. A brother, Gilbert Williams and a sister, Eleanor Bunce died previously. Entrusted to the care of Paul Geary of the Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston where friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM. On Wednesday, a visitation will be held from 10- 11 AM at Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Rhinebeck prior to an 11:00 AM funeral service conducted by Pastor Frank Cirone. Interment with military honors will be in Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston. Memorial contributions may be directed to Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 6959 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Light a candle in memory of Don by visiting www.Keyserfuneralservice.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Oct. 20, 2013