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Life Story: David Williams, 76; U.S. Navy Veteran, J&J Executive

David E. Williams, 76, passed away on Jan. 13 surrounded by his family at his home in Somerset.

Dave was born on August 3, 1941 in Bridgeport, Ct. to the late David and Muriel Williams. He relocated and settled to Somerset in 1969.

Dave was a graduate of Suffield Academy and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1963, he joined the US Navy and was assigned to the USS Plymouth Rock out of Little Creek, Va. He retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant JG. He then went on to have a 34-year career as an executive with Johnson & Johnson. Dave loved the beach, boating and spending summers at his home in Long Beach Island with his family and friends.

Dave is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Betsy Williams; his sons, David and wife Lara of St. Louis, Mo., and Chris and wife Dina of Spring Lake Heights; his sisters, Althea Hurley and Sally Zipp and her husband David. He was a loving grandfather to Anna, Max, Benjamin and Jake.

Family and friends may visit at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St. on from 4-8 p.m. Jan. 18.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Matthias Church, 168 John F. Kennedy Blvd. at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Century for the Cure, PO Box 4129, Warren, NJ 07059 or visit www.centuryforthecure.com.

 

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