David Ashton Williams, Jr.
AGE: 72 • Mt. Arlington
David Ashton Williams, Jr., formerly of Byram, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. He was 72 years of age. He was born on October 10, 1941 in Dover.
David graduated with both Undergrad and MBA Degrees from Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
Mr. Williams worked as a corporate helicopter pilot with Citigroup, retiring in 2008.
David was a 28-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps
and the US Army
Air National Guard. David served in the Marine Corps during Vietnam as a Medivac Pilot and upon returning from overseas, served as a Presidential Helicopter Commander in Marine Helicopter Squadron One, The Presidential Helicopter Squadron in Quantico, VA.
Captain Williams received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Service Commendation Award, the Presidential Unit Citation and 19 Air Medals.
While living in Byram, David was involved in the community, coaching in the Andover Arrows Midget Football League and Hobb Engler Little League.
David was a 20-year member of the Byram Township Fire Department. He is a member and past Commandant of the Sussex County Marine Corps League, Jeffrey S. Patterson Detachment 747 and also a past District 9 Vice Commandant for the State of NJ.
Survivors include Helen, his wife of 48 years.
Two children: David (Stacey) of North Carolina and Lori Azar-Hmouda (Michél) of Texas. His four grandchildren; Katelynn, Ashton, Theo and Maia.
Also survived by his Sisters-In-Law; Mickey Ostheimer of North Carolina and Betty Simanek of Indiana. His dear Aunt Jean of Davenport, IA and several cousins, extended family and friends.
You are invited to share in David's life celebration on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 5 to 9pm at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 5 from the funeral home (leaving at 9am) to a 10am Mass of Christian Burial at Good Shepherd R.C. Church, Route 517, Andover, NJ. Interment will follow at Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to The Marine Corps League, Jeffrrey S. Patterson Detachment 747, PO Box 332, Stockholm, NJ 07460 or The Byram Township Fire Department, 225 Rt. 206, Andover, NJ 07821 would be appreciated. Offer condolences at www.BerminghamFH.com