The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 18, 2014

George Warren Williams Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG — WILLIAMS – George Warren Jr., a decorated World War II veteran, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at his home in Menno Village, Chambersburg, Pa. Born June 30, 1926, in Somerset County, son of the late George and Thelma Rollins Williams, and grew up in East Conemaugh. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he married Phyllis Louise Meckley. They settled in East Taylor Township, Cambria County, and raised their family of four children, Dr. Larry James Williams, and wife, Carol, Pittsburgh; Keith Lynn Williams, and wife, Donna, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lynne Janel Wenrick, and husband, Dennis, Chambersburg; and Kimberly Louise Snyder, Dallas, Texas. A craftsman in many trades, George retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. after 35 years as an electrician. He was active in his local church and spent much time supporting Boy Scouting programs. In later years, he and his wife moved to Chambersburg to be near family. Survived by Phyllis, his wife of 65 years, whom he married Nov. 30, 1948; his four children; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202, the Rev. Ronald Cook, officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment service, with military honors provided by Major General Charles T. Menoher VFW Post 155, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1530 Frankstown Road, Johnstown. Family requests memorial contributions be made in his honor to Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202. Condolences may be expressed at

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