TEC5 James Joseph Williams
Aged: 54.8 years
Kingston Daily Freeman, Thursday, January 28, 1965
James Williams, Kingston Water Foreman, Dies
James J. Williams, 54, of 98 Chambers Street, foreman with the City of Kingston Water Department, died in this city today after a brief illness.
Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late John H. and Cornelia Gay Williams. He had been with the water department for 32 years. Mr. Williams was a member of Trinity Methodist Church.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in Europe and saw action in Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary D. Hicks; a son James John Williams; three daughters, Cornelia Gay, Mary Elizabeth and Catherine Ann Williams; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl McCardle, Mrs. Chester (Helen) Beesmer and Mrs. Burton (Ruth) Beesmer; three brothers, Frank, George, and Edward (sic) Williams, all of Kingston. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, 27 Smith Avenue, Saturday 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Richard R. Guice, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Montrepose Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight 7 to 9 and Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
~ Courtesy of fultonsearch.org, database of Tom Tryniski
Note: The death date on both his headstone and military stone are incorrect. His obituary is from 1965, states only three living brothers (three had passed away throughout 1964; if James had passed in January 1964, all six would be listed as living), and the New York State Death Index, 1957-1968, states that he passed on 28 Jan 1965, as does his Social Security file.