John C. Williams of Trumansburg passed away at home with family by his side on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the age of 83.
John was born in Rochester on November 6, 1937, a son to the late David and Irene (Hutchings) Williams. Irene died shortly after he was born and his father married Eleanor Williams, whom he considered his mother. John was raised in the Ithaca area, graduating from Ithaca High School. He joined the United States Navy in 1958 and proudly served as a sonar technician, working in a submarine. Following his honorable discharge in 1962, he walked into the Ma Bell Telephone Company garage in Ithaca and was offered a position. For 45 years, he stayed with the company working as a service technician as it changed from Ma Bell to NY Telephone to NYNEX to Bell Atlantic to finally, Verizon. John will always be remembered as a family man and great patriot.
John is survived by two daughters, JoAnn (Ken) Carson and Judy (Jim) Russell; grandchildren, John Swanhart, James Russell Jr., Scott Williams, Jennifer Hoffman, and Rachel Carson; and two great grandchildren, Ava Swanhart and Jaxson Anderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne “Bonnie” Williams in 2015; and a brother, William “Bill” Williams.
A Graveside Service with military honors will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Sampson Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.
The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in John’s memory to kindly consider Sampson Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 1 Dipronio Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165.
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