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  • Terry W. Williams

  • Mr. Terry W. Williams, 63, of 55 N. Helmer Ave., Dolgeville, went to Heaven Saturday evening, Dec. 8, 2012, at Albany Medical Center, surrounded by and with the love and support of his wife and family at his side.

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  • Mr. Terry W. Williams, 63, of 55 N. Helmer Ave., Dolgeville, went to Heaven Saturday evening, Dec. 8, 2012, at Albany Medical Center, surrounded by and with the love and support of his wife and family at his side.
    He was born in Little Falls, on Aug. 10, 1949, the son of the late Ralph M. “Willie” and Shirley (Lyon) Williams and was a graduate of Dolgeville High School, class of 1967. He furthered his education by attending MVCC and also Manpower classes for electronic and TV repair.
    While in high school Terry became a sports enthusiast and is known amongst his friends and his community for his dedication to the Boston Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys. He shared many laughs and jokes with rival fans around town. During his high school years he was very active in the Boy Scouts having earned his Order of Arrow Award along with becoming an Eagle Scout in 1966. He participated in many high adventure trips including a 14 day trip across the country to the Philmont Scout ranch. His other awards in scouting included the God and Country Award from the United Methodist Church.
    Terry was united marriage to his high school sweetheart, Joanne Prestigiacomo, on July 5, 1969 in St. Josephs Church Dolgeville. They recently celebrated 43 years of marriage.
    He was employed as a supervisor for ABS trucking company of Yorkville, until his health forced him to retire. He was previous employed by the former Daniel Green Company of Dolgeville and the Adirondack Bat Company both as a purchasing manager. He was also the owner and operator of the former Dolgeville Bowling Center for a number of years.
    His community interest was second to none, having assisted with the Dolgeville football team as an assistant scout, cameraman and “general right hand man” from 1991 to 2002. He was a member of the Dolgeville Fire Department and the Dolgeville Benevolent Fireman’s Association, he was a 32 degree Master Mason and member of Dolgeville Masonic Lodge No. 796, Auskerada-Manquaes Rock City Chapter No. 204 Order of Eastern Star, currently serving as their Patron, the Yahnundahsis Body of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Utica, having received the Distinguished Brother Award this past Oct. 19, receiving the “Blue Hat” from them.
    Terry was also a charter member and instrumental in starting the Ziyara Shine Hillbillies Clan No. 177, whose work is to raise awareness and support to the mission of the Shriners, participating in parades, charitable functions and specifically the Shrine Transport group that offers transportation to families visiting medical facilities. When time allowed, he enjoyed bowling, golf, theater and singing. Over the years, many friends would stop in to watch this game or that; from football and baseball to tennis, golf or bowling. Terry was always watching — usually with a bowl of popcorn at the ready.
    Terry was a member of the United Methodist Church, where he was currently serving as a trustee.
    Page 2 of 2 - Terry will be remembered by all who knew him as a fun-loving, kind and charitable man, dedicated to his family, faith and community. He will be dearly missed, especially by his beloved grandchildren who enjoyed playing iPad games and chase, watching movies, building trains and visiting Disney World with grandpa.
    He is survived by his wife, Joanne, his daughter and their husbands, Heather and Derrek Tuthill, of Saratoga Springs, Corinne and Joe Picataggi, of Williamsburg, Va.; a son and his companion, Trevor Williams and Donna Doerrer, of Dolgeville; his brother and his wife, Greg and Marilyn Williams, of Dolgeville; and his adored grandchildren, Chiara, Joseph, William, Andrew, Isabella , Theo, Bethany, Olivia and Johann. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, on Helmer Avenue, Dolgeville. The service will begin with the Order of Easter Star presenting their ritualistic service, followed by the Dolgeville Masonic Lodge ritualistic service and then the prayers and readings offered by Rev. Diane E. DiLuzio, pastor. Burial will follow in the Dolgeville Cemetery.
    Calling hours will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Roberts and Enea Funeral Home, 3 Faville Ave., Dolgeville.
    Memorials may be sent to the Hillbillies Clan C/O the Dolgeville Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 145 Dolgeville, NY 13329.
    An online message of sympathy or a remembrance of Terry may be sent to the family at www.robertsandenea.com.

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