Gerald A. “Poe” Williams
Poe Williams, 85 passed away on Fri. Sept. 24, 2021 peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on Nov. 12, 1935 in Calicoon, NY. Poe was predeceased by his parents, George E. & Ruth B. (Crocker) Williams, his brothers, Todd & Gene Williams, his son, Glenn Williams and his grandson, Dillon Williams. He is survived by his wife and soulmate of 65 years, Nina (O’Connor) Williams, sons, Poe (Linda) Williams & Tim (Pat) Williams, daughters, Mary (Ed) Rambo and Penny (Bill) Bronson, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Poe graduated from Windsor H.S. in 1955. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor, wardrobe of camouflage, neon t-shirts and never being without a hat. Poe began his love of computers in the age of dial up, graduating to the latest edition of the iPhone to enjoy Tik-Tok and online shopping. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local Union 410, until he started his own successful business, Poe’s Construction. Poe was owner of Poe’s Family Restaurant and the Windsor Coin Laundry. He was a member of the Windsor Mason’s Lodge 442 for over 50 years and was Past President of the Afton Fairground Assoc. Poe loved being outdoors, fishing, metal detecting, operating his own equipment, and spending time in the woods. Poe and Nina were thankful for the many friends that helped out during his illness. Poe had a special love for his animals and especially his dog, “Bear.” He was very proud of his family. Poe always put his family first. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him. A special thank you to Hospice staff for their excellent care.
Memorial Services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on Friday at 5 p.m. Pastor Sue Crawson-Brizzolara will officiate. The family will receive friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. prior to service. (Masks required while indoors). Online condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.
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