Robert "Ozzy" Williams, 64, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, May 21, 2013, at Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. His loving wife is Sandra E. (Vozniak) Williams. Together, Ozzy and Sandi celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14, 2012.
Born on July 24, 1948, in Wilkes-Barre, Ozzy was a son of Kathryn (Roberts) Williams, Ashley, and the late Robert J. Williams.
Raised in Ashley, Ozzy was a graduate of the former Ashley-Sugar Notch High School, class of 1966.
A U.S. Air Force
veteran, Ozzy honorably served his country during the Vietnam War
. Throughout his time of service, he was decorated with the Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star
, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Award. Upon his honorable discharge on July 10, 1970, Ozzy had attained the rank of sergeant.
For more than 30 years, Ozzy was employed by Bridon American Corp., Hanover Township.
Ozzy was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Andrew Lawrence Post 644, Swoyersville, where he served on the board of directors.
Active in many organizations, Ozzy was a member of the Paradise Social Club, Swoyersville; the Lithuanian Club, Exeter; the Wyoming Hose Co.; the Hawkeye Athletic Club and the Ashley Children's Trout Derby. Additionally, he was a past member of the former Bucktail Lodge.
Ozzy had many enjoyments in life, especially hunting, fishing, socializing with his many friends and supporting the fundraisers at St. Joseph's Center. He loved going on walks with his son Robbie and boating and fishing with his son Dennis. He also enjoyed football and baseball and was a great fan of the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Yankees.
A loving and devoted family man, Ozzy treasured the time he had with his loved ones. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. His presence will be deeply missed, but his spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of many.
In addition to his wife, Sandi, and his mother, Kathryn, Ozzy is survived by his son Robbie Williams, a resident of St. Joseph's Center, Scranton; his step-son, Dennis Perfetto, and his wife, Sue, Williamson, N.Y.; his brother, Harry Williams, and his wife, Linda, Ashley; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a blessing service that will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Mr. George Mochin Jr., deacon of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville, officiating. Interment with the rite of committal will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Swoyersville, where military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Air Force. Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ozzy's memory to St. Joseph's Center, 210 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
For additional information or to send the Williams family an online message of condolence, visit the funeral home's website at www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.