Herbert Williams

Herbert Jay Williams Resident of San Jose Born 26 December 1933 in Spokane, WA, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on 30 August 2013 after a short illness. Son of Herbert Norman Williams and Mildred Genevive Jay. Herb had been a member of the United States Army, worked at Lockheed from 1960 until 1992 and was a graduate of San Jose State University. Herb was a man of character and great faith. He leaves behind a grieving family; Wife, Carole, sons Herbert Joel (Debra) and Mark Rodney (Martha) daughters Laura Ann Williams and Michelle Marie Distefano (Tim). Grandchildren; David Matthew Williams, Nicole Marie Williams, Brenda Joyce Watkins (Josh) Jayson Herbert Williams (Jamie) and Mark Joseph Williams; great-grandchildren Stephen Joel and Maycee Kae Williams, and Jacob Arthur and Angela Marie Watkins. Also missing him will be many cousins, nieces and nephews and loving brother-in-law, Thomas Dorsey. A memorial mass will be held at Holy Family Parish, 4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30pm, and a Masonic Memorial at the Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive on Wednesday, September 11 at 4pm. In lieu of flowers a donation either or The Shriner's Children's Hospital in Sacramento would be appreciated.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sept. 6, 2013