A. Eugene Williams

A. Eugene Williams, 91, of Jersey Shore, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home.

Born June 27, 1922, in Jersey Shore, he was a son to the late Irvin Leslie and Lena (Herritt) Williams.

Gene honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 84th Infantry Division. He served in Germany and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign, World War II Victory Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Gene retired in 1984 from the Sun-Gazette, where he worked as a printer for 34 years. He was a 60 year member of the Williamsport Typographical Union No. 141, having served three terms as president and was the secretary-treasurer for 27 years. He was a life member of the Railsplitter Division Organization, JS Historical Society, having served as president and house chairman. He volunteered for the Meals-on-Wheels program for 24 years and was a member of the Carsontown Methodist Church.

Surviving are two nieces; six great-nieces; five great-nephews; three great-great-nieces; and four great-great-nephews.

Gene will be greatly missed by all, especially by family who loved and cared for him, Nadine and Jeff Younkin, Nancy Devine, and Dominik Mauck.

A private graveside will be held in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home.