Edward J. Williamson II, age 75, of North East, died peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on December 16, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Edward J. Williamson and Irene Williamson Crossman.
He attend St. Gregory High School and served in the United States National Guard Reserves. Edward was formerly employed in the maintenance department at Welch Foods for 43 years until retirement. He was a member of the Brotherhood of St. Joseph, North East V.F.W
. Post 4789, and the Westfield Moose Lodge.Edward loved spending time with his family at the hunting camp, was an avid Cleveland Brown's Fan, and enjoyed snowmobiling and playing golf.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bruce and Richard Williamson; and a son-in-law Mathew Lewis-Jones.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice Rizzo Williamson, whom he married on October 24, 1957, at St. Gregory Catholic Church; his children, Lou Ann Williamson, Edward J. Williamson III, Richard Williamson (Janet) all of North East, and Sheri Husted (Matt) of Waterford; a sister, Faith Ann Hawkins (Jerry) of Seattle Wash.; grandchildren, Ashleigh Lewis-Jones (Adam), Mathew Lewis-Jones, Jessica Harkness (Andrew), Carol Lee Bartlett (Lucas), Ryan Bahm, and Edward J. Williamson IV; great-grandchildren, Shayla, Tinsleigh, and Ava Grace; sister-in-law June Triana and Joe, brother-in-law Joe Pep Rizzo and Cathy, and brother-in-law Jeffrey Rizzo, all of North East, his extended family Mary Jane Sutton and family of Altoona; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and are invited to attend a funeral service on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held at St. Gregory Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Community Nursing Services of North East Hospice, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428.
Elkin Funeral Home
65 South Lake Street North East, PA 16428
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 24, 2014