YORK Roger C. Williams, 85, a former resident of Gettysburg, and Delaware County, died on August 4, 2012, at his residence at Senior Commons Assisted Living in York. Born in Glenolden, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond and Mary Williams. He had been a resident of York since 2009, having lived in Gettysburg for 30 years before that. He moved from the Delaware County area to Gettysburg in 1979. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for a period of time immediately following World War II. After leaving the Marine Corps, he attended and graduated from the Pennsylvania Military College (PMC) in Chester; where he excelled in football. He was employed as a mechanical engineer and worked for Westinghouse for 35 years at the Lester Plant and then at the Gettysburg Elevator Plant, where he was the manager. He retired in 1986. Mr. Williams was a member of the Rotary Clubs in Media and then in Gettysburg. He loved to ski and after retirement was a skiing instructor. He also enjoyed flying and owned his own plane and had a keen interest in motorcycles as well. Mr. Williams was predeceased by his brother, John Williams, and his sister, Frances Williams. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Joan Williams; sons, Gary Williams and Glenn Williams; daughter, Gayle Stanton; seven grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Williams; and sisters, Sarah Seaman, Mary Forbes, and Ruth Edson. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at The Griffith Funeral Chapel, 520 Chester Pike, in Norwood. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill. In lieu of flowers, contributions made in Roger's memory to the
, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, would be appreciated. Send condolences at www.griffithfuneralchapel.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 7, 2012