Thomas R. Williams

Thomas R. "Bob" Williams, 80, of Clifford Twp., died Thursday morning at the Forest City Nursing Home, Forest City. He was the husband of the former Pauline "Penny" Evanishyn, who died on Nov. 16.

Born July 27, 1932, in Union Dale, he was the son of the late Harry and Anna Butler Williams. Before his retirement, Bob was a self-employed dairy farmer. He was a longtime member of the Welsh Hill Congregational Church in Union Dale.

He was a loving father and enjoyed spending time with his grandson and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Rindock and husband, Mike, of Clifford Twp.; and Jody Pendle and husband, Matthew, of Fallsington; one grandson, Thomas Rindock; two great-grandsons, Seth and Gary Rindock; one sister, Margaret Allen of Lenox Twp.; three brothers, Lloyd Williams of Harford Twp.; Harry Williams Jr. of Clifford Twp.; and Edward "Ted" Williams of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Gary Williams; three brothers, Howard, Wayne and Donald Williams; and one sister, Gaynella Williams.

The funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, with Pastor James Major of the Watson Hill Bible Church, New Milford, officiating. Interment, Welsh Hill Cemetery, Clifford Twp.

Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m.

For directions, to send online condolences to the family or to view his online memorial scrapbook, visit

Memorial contributions may be made to Watson Hill Bible Church, 3878 Route 492, New Milford, PA 18834.

Published in Scranton Times on June 28, 2013