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Thomas F. “Tom” Williford

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 8 Jan 2004 (aged 78)
Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA
Burial Schroon Lake, Essex County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 131654022 · View Source
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SCHROON LAKE, N.Y. - Thomas "Tom" F. Williford, age 78, of 631 Route 9 in Schroon Lake, passed away on Thursday morning, January 8th 2004 at the Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Tom was born on January 4th 1926 in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late William R. and Isabella (McCormick) Williford.

Tom was a graduate of Schroon Lake Central School and the State University at Cortland.

He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Asiatic Theatre as a Pharmacist's mate in the U.S. Navy.

He was the beloved husband of 45 years to Frances (Karkoski) Williford.

He Taught school for 35 years, the last 27 years at Schroon Lake Central School, and retired in 1984.

Tom was a longtime member of the Schroon Lake Volunteer Fire Department and a longtime member of the Schroon Lake Emergency Squad.

Tom was certified in advanced life support and devoted to helping people with the emergency squad. Over the years, he assisted thousands of people in distress.

Tom was honored by the Schroon Lake, N.Y. Chamber of Commerce as the Citizen of the Year in 1993, and a second time with the Schroon Lake Emergency Squad in 2002.

Tom was a Eucharistic minister at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Schroon Lake, N.Y. for many years.

Tom was a well known and respected soccer and baseball official and in his earlier years was the head lifeguard at the Town of Schroon beach.

Tom enjoyed golf and was a member of the Schroon Lake Golf Course men's and couples league.

Tom was predeceased by his parents, and two brothers; William A. Williford in 1991 and Robert Williford in 1983.

Arrangements by the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home on 1019 Route 9 in Schroon Lake, N.Y.

Interment will take place at the Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Schroon Lake, N.Y. in the spring.


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  • Created by: Laurie & Nate S.
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131654022
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas F. “Tom” Williford (4 Jan 1926–8 Jan 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131654022, citing Schroon Lake Catholic Cemetery, Schroon Lake, Essex County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Laurie & Nate S. (contributor 47011031) .