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Bruce C. Williams

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Bruce C. Williams

Poughkeepsie - Bruce C. Williams passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, at the age of 88. Born in Troy, NY on July 10, 1929, he was the son of the late Donald Z. and Martha C. (Getman) Williams. Bruce graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1947 and also attended Syracuse University for two years. On April 24, 1954, he married the love of his life, Jeannine Marie Simonson, at the Lyle Memorial Federated Church in Millbrook, NY, Mrs. Williams survives at home. Bruce served with the US Army serving in Germany from 1950 - 1952 and then entered the US Army Reserves, honorably discharged in 1956. Bruce worked at IBM in Poughkeepsie from 1953-1990 when he retired. Bruce will be remembered for having his private pilot's license which he accomplished at the Arlington Airport at a young age, enjoying local stock car racing, having a love for military and antique plane museums that he visited, being an avid bird watcher, and being a paper carrier for the Poughkeepsie Journal and a Boy Scout when he was younger. Also surviving is his son David B. Williams of Poughkeepsie, NY, his daughter Carolyn J. Miller of Millerton, NY, a sister Ruth Maher and her husband Al of Poughkeepsie, NY, a granddaughter, Heidi Miller of Sharon, MA, and a grandson, Kyle Miller of Millerton NY, and several nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by his brother Paul B. Williams in 2016. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Wm. G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 followed with a service at 12:00pm in the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from July 10 to July 11, 2018
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