Ralph Jim Williams

Born: Sat., May 20, 1950
Died: Fri., May 15, 2020


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Ralph “Jim” James Williams, 69, of North East, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at his home. He was born on May 20, 1950 in Corry, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Ralph C. and Alice (Damon) Williams. Jim graduated Clymer High School and Alfred University earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering, which led to a career at General Electric. He, along with his father, owned and operated Williams Blue Lantern in French Creek, New York. Jim was a member of the Edwards Chapel and enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and watching the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Indians. To his friends he was affectionately referred to as Jimbo. He believed that friends that felt like family were the best kind of friends, and he was blessed with many. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lynda (Cummings) Williams whom he married January 30, 1971; sons, Derek Williams (Amy) of Elkton, Maryland and grandson, Killian, and Ryan Williams (Jannine) of Arlington, Massachusetts and granddaughter, Leah; a brother, John Williams (Tori) of St. Helena, California; sisters, Mary Beth Stockton of Erie and Susan Coburn of French Creek, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Lisa Kay Hornung of Bel Air, Maryland; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Private funeral arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East. Private interment will be held at North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428.

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Sue Hammond
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
Dear Lynda & Family,

How saddened I am by Jim's passing. My sincere condolences are extended to you and the relatives. I will always remember Jimbo's wonderful warmth, great sense of humor, and super smile. He was a hard worker and good man, one who was always ready to help others. He knew when someone needed their day brightened, and with his kindhearted ribbing, he made people laugh. Though he was a Buffalo Bills fan, this Steelers fan will miss him. May warm memories of the fun, happy times you all shared bring you some comfort, and know that a piece of his soul lives on in each of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.

With deepest sympathy,
Sue Hammond

Becky Payer
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
Dearest Linda and family, How sad we were to hear about Jim. I had a nice visit at Helen's party last fall with Jim. And so many memories from years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John and Becky Payer

lynn ryder
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
Dear Lynda and family our deepest sympathy on the passing of Jim.

Judi Niven
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
Lynda,
I just heard about Jim’s passing. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Judi Baker Niven

Edward & Virginia Persons
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Lynda & family~
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May God bless you and give you strength during this difficult time.
Sincerely~ Ed and Ginny (Smith) Persons

kathleen malesiewski
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Linda and family, please accept our sincere sympathy. Always enjoyed talking with Jim. Prayers to you and the entire family.

Scott Zoeller
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Lynda...to me, Jim was my hero. Kind...wise… And the kind of man that I want to be. An enviable example fir me at least. I miss him. His wit... his generous way. My world is a different place without his light. But his memory strengthens my own light... And I am a better person for having Known him. Farewell brother. We will meet again.

Dolly and Ron Graham
   Posted Sat June 20, 2020
Lynda, Ron and I were so saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. Just today, which happens to be our 50th wedding anniversary, we were looking at pictures from our pig roasts on the lake, and saw pictures of the two of you. We have such great memories of those days. We are thinking of you.

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