|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1952|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 2008|
Father Williams, son of the late Lemuel E. and Helen Mackay Williams. He was born in Kingston of January 19, 1952. He received his early education in Kingston and Ashley. Father Williams graduated from the University of Scranton in 1978 and received a S.T.B. Degree in Theology from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. where he also completed his studies for the priesthood at Theological College. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 26, 1993, in Saint Peter's Cathedral, Scranton, by the Most Reverend James C. Timlin, D.D., retired Bishop of Scranton.
Father Williams's first assignment was a chaplain at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport. He then served as assistant pastor at Churches of Saint Ann, St. Anthony, Saint Casimir and Saint John Nepomucene in Freeland. He was named pastor of Saint Ann's in Bentley Creek in 1999. Father was then appointed Chaplain of Little Flower Manor and Saint Therese Residence in Wilkes-Barre. He was named to his present assignment as assistant pastor of Churches of Holy Rosary, Sacred Heart of Jesus and Saint Joseph, Duryea on July 5, 2001.
In addition to his parochial duties, Father Williams also served as a part-time chaplain at the Department of Veterans Affairs Facility, Wilkes-Barre.
Reverend Edward J. Williams, Assistant Pastor of Churches Holy Rosary, Sacred Heart of Jesus and Saint Joseph, Duryea, died on Monday, August 25, 2008 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, PA.
He is survived by a sister, Lorraine Macosky of Kingston, nephew, Robert Gist, great nephews, Ryan and Matthew Gist, cousins, an aunt and an uncle.
Interment will be in the family plot at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas, PA.
Information from Williamsport Sun Gazette
Chapel Lawn Memorial Park
Created by: Patricia Witman Feaster
Record added: Aug 11, 2010
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