Murray Wayne Williams
Murray Wayne Williams, 93, of Waynesburg, PA, formerly of Bethel Park, passed away in his home Tuesday, March 28, 2017 with family members at his side.
Mr. Williams was born on August 17, 1923 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, a son of Sylvan K. and Genevieve Nelson Williams. Mr. Williams graduated from Clearfield High School in 1942. After a very brief session in New York University, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on February 13, 1942. Following his training at Camp Matthews, he was assigned as part of the occupation force in Nagasaki, Japan. Following his military service, Mr. Williams returned to Clearfield, PA, where he worked in the family business of Clearfield Furs. Mr. Williams opened a branch of Clearfield Furs in the Pittsburgh area. He retired as vice-president from an active business life in 1977 and moved to the Waynesburg area that same year.
Mr. Williams was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waynesburg. He was a 67-year member of the Lions Club, earning the Milestone Chevron Award. He was a Lions Club Melvin Jones Fellow. He was also a member of the Bethel Park Masonic Lodge No. 761. Murray, a Marine Corps veteran, was a member of the Waynesburg Leathernecks where he played a leadership role in the Toys-for-Tots program. He enjoyed fishing trips in Canada, hunting in Alaska and listening to the harmonies of Barbershop Music. He liked his early morning coffee at Hardees and lunch time soup and pie at the Airport Restaurant with his local friends and Marine Corps Veterans.
Mr. Williams placed an emphasis on his faith and the importance of community service. He will long be remembered for his sense of humor and his dedication to his family values. He was married to the love of his life, Laurine Schneck Williams, for 71 years.
Mr. Williams, the last of his immediate family, is survived by his wife Laurine Schneck Williams and their four children, Debbie (Paul) Rudy of Cincinnati, OH; Denise (Atsunobu ) Furuya of Batavia, OH; Diane (William) Lindley of Washington, PA and Kenneth (Maureen) Williams of Bethel Park, PA. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene, who died in 2015.
Friends will be received from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the Milliken and Throckmorton FH, Inc. Daryl L. Throckmorton Owner/Director,197 N. Maiden St Waynesburg, PA 15370. There willwill be additional visitation at the funeral home on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM the time of the service with Rev. David Lake officiating. Burial will be in Greene Co. Memorial Park, Morgan Twp.,Greene Co., PA. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the James Farrell American Legion Post #330 and Representatives of the United States Marine Corp. The family ask that memorials be made to The National WW II Museum 945 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA. 70130. Information is online at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Friends will be received on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Waynesburg Funeral Home. There will be additional visitation on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM the time of the service at the Funeral Home with Rev. David Lake officiating. Burial will be at the Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Twp., Greene Co. Graveside military rites will be accorded by James Farrell American Legion Post #330 and representatives of the United States Marine Corp.