James L. ‘Jim’ Williams

Aug. 10, 1933 - Feb. 6, 2018

James L. “Jim” Williams, 84, Duncansville, died Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness.

He was born in Saxton, son of the late Frank and Thelma (Fluke) Williams. On Feb. 16, 1957, he married Jacqueline Stroup in Maryland.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Gabi Williams and husband, Allen Phillips, of Newburg and Virginia Williams of Huntingdon; two granddaughters: Adrienne Williams of Shippensburg and Olivia Williams of Huntingdon; and two sisters: Jolene McNichols in Georgia and Darlene Zeurcher of Spring Grove.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Jack and Jerry.

Jim was a 1950 graduate of Saxton Liberty High School, and he attended Penn State University until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. While in the Army, he served in the U.S. Army Band while he was stationed at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. He also played the trumpet in the Penn State University Blue Band.

After his time in the service, he attended and graduated from Juniata College. Jim retired as a chemistry and physics teacher for Williamsburg School District. He was previously employed as director of distribution and warehousing for Warnaco, Duncansville. He also taught during the summers at Juniata College, where he was one of the founding teachers of the Science in Motion Program.

He was of the Methodist faith, and he was a member of Saxton American Legion Post No. 169 and the Pennsylvania Association of Retired School Retirees.

He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, NASCAR, his German shepherds, hunting and spending time at his cabin.

Friends will be received from 1 until the 4 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, Feb 11, 2018, at Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring. Interment will be made in Yellow Creek Reformed Church Cemetery.