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Charles Williams

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Charles W. Williams 1912-2011 Charles W. Williams 99, passed away on Saturday September 24 at the Hoosick Falls Health Center where he had resided the past three years. He was born on September 19, 1912, son of Andrew L. and Elizabeth (McGee) Williams. He was raised by George and Katherine Schuster form the age of five. Charles is survived by his loving wife of sixty-seven years, Elsie (Gardner) Williams, his two sons Robert W. and his wife Janet and Charles Andrew (Butch) and his wife Kathy, also four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Charles went to local schools and began working at Haynes Ford in 1937 until 1941 when he was drafted into the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He returned to work for Haynes Ford until September 1950, at which time he began a new job at the VA Hospital in Albany, N.Y., where he was in charge of the Motor Pool until 1959, then he worked at GSA in Albany until retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Hoosick Volunteer Fire Department for sixty years, of which he acted as Fire Commissioner for fourteen years. He enjoyed being a custodian for voting machines for ten years. Charles was an avid bowler, enjoyed classic cars and spending time with his family. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Tuesday at 12 p.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the service at Hoosick Rural Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the start of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoosick Fire Department or the Hoosick Falls Health Center through the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 26, 2011
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