Joseph Robert Williams, 56, of Gillette, N.J., known as Joe, will be laid to rest on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 with his father Robert L. Williams in Luzerne County.
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Joe was born Jan. 5, 1957 to Robert and Dorothy Smeroski Williams in New Brunswick, N.J. Joe grew up in Fanwood, N.J., with his younger sister Anne and brother Peter. Joe graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in 1975. After high school, Joe attended and graduated from Rutgers College in New Brunswick with a degree in Religion and Economics. Joe was an avid athlete who excelled at basketball and baseball in high school, and played on the Rutgers University baseball team while he attended school there. Joe was a huge sports fan of all types and followed high school, college and professional sports closely.
Joe worked in Manhattan, N.Y., for many years in the banking industry. He was a highly devoted and conscientious person. He helped care for his invalid mother with his father for many years. He cared deeply about his family.
Joe was a great brother to his younger brother Peter. He was like a father to him and cared greatly about his life. He was a loyal, selfless person who gave little regard to himself. He preferred to focus on family and his work. Joe enjoyed physical fitness and went on walks regularly.
Everyone that knew Joe hopes that he is at peace right now alongside his father.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains, with the Very Rev. Joseph Martin officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery, Trucksville. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of service.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 8, 2013