Bernard F. Williamson, 66, of Wyoming, passed away Saturday morning, March 16, 2013 in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, surrounded by his loving wife and two sons.
Born March 25, 1946, he was the son of the late Donald P. and Bertha Roberts Williamson, formerly of Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Williamson was an alumnus of St. Mary's School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy
, in which he served six years. Prior to retiring in 2004, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for 35 years and was the manager at the Dallas liquor store. He was a member of St. Monica's Parish, West Wyoming.
Bernie lived the last year of his life with great strength and courage; every extra minute was a blessing to him and his wife and sons. He was a good husband and father and will be greatly missed by his family. He enjoyed watching all types of sports, especially when his sons were playing. After retiring he looked forward to meeting his former coworkers and friends every Tuesday for breakfast.
Surviving are his wife of 38 years, the former Patricia M. Oleski; two sons, Keith Williamson and his fiancée, Heather, Larksville, and Dean Williamson and his fiancée, Suzi, and her son, Gage, Trucksville; brother, Donald; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Norene and Bob Kubasko, Wyoming; nephews, Robert Kubasko and his wife, Margie, Arizona; John and his wife, Wendy, Arizona; a niece and nephews; great-niece and great-nephews; also his canine friends, Blizzard and especially "Kirby Bear," who brightened his days when he returned home from dialysis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church of St. Monica's Parish, 97 E. 6th St., Wyoming. Father Leo McKernan, pastor, will celebrate the Mass and Father Walter F. Skiba will be the con-celebrant. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the church the morning of the funeral.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.