Tudor E. Williams, Jr.
DOVER - On March 14, 2021, Tudor Eston Williams Jr., Conewago Twp. PA passed from this life to be with Jesus at UPMC Harrisburg after successfully finishing chemotherapy for leukemia but succumbing to a massive heart attack. He would have been 86 years old on March 20, 2021.
Tudor was born in Scranton, PA to the late Tudor E. Williams Sr. and Ruth Decker Williams and had no siblings. He lived his younger life in Dunmore, PA with his late Decker grandparents, his mom, his late Aunt Gertrude Edwards and his late first cousin Janet Edwards Rowlands due to the early death of their fathers. He graduated from Dunmore High School, class of 1954, attended Penn State University, SRT Academy of Broadcasting, NYC, served in the US Airforce from 1954-1958 and traveled the world which he loved! He started working in the transportation field and was Scranton-Wilkes Barre Branch Manager and salesperson for Yellow Freight Systems for 25 years which he loved! He was very much a Welshman (although his voice was deep but untrained). He was a member and the first two year President of the St. David’s Society of Lackawanna County; Past President of the former Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity; Past President of Northeastern Pennsylvania Traffic Club. He served as treasurer of the Housing Authority of Lackawanna County for many years and was a member of the Waverly Masonic Lodge No. 301, Clarks Green, PA for 36 years. He was a former member of First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit and a member of Messiah United Methodist Church of York.
Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Patti Hughes Williams, Conewago Twp: son, Tudor (Tad) E. Williams, III San Francisco, CA and granddaughter Brynn Milla Williams: daughter, Whitney Hughes Williams Barshinger, husband, Jason Barshinger, and granddaughter Gray Barshinger and grandson Maxwell Barshinger, York PA. He adored his children and grandchildren, was very proud of them and made sure to tell everyone he could stories about them.
Tudor was larger than life! He had many friends and was very successful in business. He was a wonderful caring husband and father and helped Patti every way he could because she had limitations due to a back injury. He loved sitting on the porch and gazing at the countryside and backyard. He’d always say it would sell the house!
He loved going to antique auctions in Northeastern PA and his new home area of York County. He especially collected beer steins, Mettlach were his favorite. Patti and Tudor shared a love of family antiques. Tudor would say, “I have never met a person I didn’t like, but maybe I just didn’t want to hang around with them”. Tudor had many unique sayings that would stick with you. His favorite was “Grab a hold of your socks and pull your butt off the ground” And believe us, he did! We know he will be with us always. We love you, Tudor…. more!
The funeral service and viewing for Tudor will be private at the Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mount Wolf. However, a public webcasting service for Tudor will begin at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 22, 2021 by visiting this webcasting address, http://www.yourstreamlive.com/events/1789602 His graveside service will be open to the public and will begin at NOON on Monday at Mount Zion Cemetery in Springettsbury Township, York. Officiating at his service will be his pastor, Reverend Randy Zeiler. Full military honors will be provided by the York County Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Messiah United Methodist Church, 1300 N. Beaver Street, York, PA 17404. In memory of Tudor E. Williams, Jr. He loved his church and would’ve wanted nothing more than to help them through this time.
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