Joseph A. Williams Jr.

Published 3:03 pm Thursday, November 4, 2010

Joseph A. Williams Jr., 86, of Columbus, formerly of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010. He was born in Belleville, N.J., on July 6, 1924 to Joseph and Mary Williams.

Joe served in the Navy in World War II. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Colorado – Boulder, where he met his wife. He worked for the John C. Dolph Company for 12 years before moving to Ohio and joined Electrolock, Inc. in 1959. Joe was president and CEO of Electrolock, Inc for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Katharine, whom he married on June 26, 1948 at St. Marys in Nutley, N.J.; sons, Joe and Mark; daughters, Kathy, Sharon, Andrea, Peggy, and Beth; grandchildren, Kitty, Robin, Sarita, Zach, Joe, Mike, Jenny, David, Matt, Wendy, Matt, William, Christy, Jessica, Virginia, Michelle, Kimmy, Jimmy, Tony, Richelle, Fred, Maggie, Theresa, Jack, and 25 great grandchildren.

Joe was a devoted husband, loving father, and life member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved our Lord and spent each day of his retirement going to daily mass with his wife, thanking God for his many blessings until he was physically unable to go to daily mass. A funeral mass and burial was conducted on Friday, October 29 in Newbury, Ohio.

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