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Stephen J. Williams

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BENNINGTON -- Stephen J. Williams, 64, a resident of Robinson Avenue, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at his residence, following a brief illness.

Born in Bennington July 14, 1941, he was the son of the late Richard H. and Beatrice (Cummings) Williams. He received his education in the Bennington schools and was a 1959 graduate of Bennington High School. A Vietnam War veteran, Steve served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 until 1964.

Steve married the former Sandra Stanley in Bennington on June 25, 1965.

Steve had been employed as a line technician at NSK in Bennington until his retirement in 2003. Prior to that he had been employed for 12 years as a salesman by Dewitt Beverage Co.

Steve was a longtime member of Bennington Elks Lodge 567. Steve particularly enjoyed attending hot rod custom car shows on weekends with his good friend Bob Houran.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Williams of Bennington; two daughters, Michelle Williams of Vail, Colo., and Holly Williams of Roswell, Ga.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Steve was predeceased by a sister, Joan Kinney.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday, March 23, 2006, at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jerrod Hugenot, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery on Friday, March 24, at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Department of Veterans Affairs to support the VA cancer program at the hospital in White River Junction through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

All members of Bennington Elks Lodge 567 are asked to meet at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to conduct services in memory of Steve Williams.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 23, 2006
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