Gerald Williams

Gerald L. Williams

Friday, April 5th, 1946 - Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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Gerald L. Williams, 73, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Kansas City, Mo., son of Dempsey and Lillian (McClosky) Williams.

Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Arlene (Lowe) Williams; two sons: Sean of Louisville, Ky., and Gabriel of Denver, Colo.; and a sister, Charlene Morris of Kansas City, Mo.

Gerald was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired as the CEO of the Van Zandt VA Medical Center and was responsible for the construction of the Vietnam Memorial Wall replica which stands in front of the hospital. On Sept. 9, 2009, he was awarded the Person of the Year award by the Blair Bedford Central Labor Council.

He was an avid reader of horror fiction and historical nonfiction books.

Friends are invited to celebrate Gerald's life with his family from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Marzoni's, 1830 East Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona.

Arrangements are by the The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park.
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    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 4:00pm
    1830 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd
    ALTOONA, PA 16602
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Carole Steiner

Posted at 09:13am
To: Arlene and Family
Sharing your sadness and offering the comfort of friends and cherished memories to sustain you. As time heals, may you find peace.
Carole Steiner

Clint Allen & Bridget Bigard

Posted at 09:30am
We are so sorry and wish we could be there. There isn't enough room in this free message thing! We love Gerald and love you guys.
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Paul & Gina Moeller

Posted at 05:21pm
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