CARNEYS POINT, NJ: Lawrence Williams, 63, of Carneys Point passed away on February 22, 2014 at home.
Born in Salem County, Larry was the son of the late Hiram Aaron Patrick Williams and Pauline Mary Williams (nee: Hadfield). Larry has spent his entire life here in Salem County starting out in Deepwater were he was raised. A huge history buff, he enjoyed reading and studying everything to do about history, especially World War II. Larry was also a very passionate Philadelphia Sports Fan. He was a four for four guy, but the Eagles and Phillies top his list. A graduate from Penns Grove High School in 1969, Larry was also a member of their Basketball team that won the Championship in 1968. Although Larry had many interests and hobbies, the two things that came before anything else was his love for family and country.
His wife Joann (nee: Balsamo) Williams; children, Jeffrey M. Williams (Stacey), David L. Williams (Kelli), Christen M Williams (Melissa) and Hope R. Williams (Lois), grandchildren, Mark, Katie, Nicholas, Ted, Payton, Ryan, Noah, Colton and Paisley; sisters, RoseMarie Steinhauser (nee: Williams) and Carole Ann (Chamberlain) Meiring (nee: Williams); as well as many nieces, nephews and friends survived him.
In addition to his parents, his brothers, Paul Williams, Walter Daniel Williams, Lloyd Hiram Williams and Richard Quinten Williams predeceased him.
A viewing will be held on Thursday night, February 27, 2014, at the Adams Funeral Home, 18 E. Maple Ave., Penns Grove, NJ 08069 from 6 until 9 PM. On Friday morning, February 28, 2014, all services will now be held at the Parish of St. Gabriel the Arch Angel, 369 Georgetown Rd., Carney's Point, NJ 08069. A viewing will begin at 10 AM with Mass following at 11AM. Interment will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Lawnside Cemetery at 10 AM.
Donations can be sent to the Salem County Humane Society, P.O. Box 214, Carneys Point, NJ 08069 in Larry's memory. www.adamsfuneralhome
Published in the The Advocate on Feb. 25, 2014