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April 22, 2014

Darwin C. Williams

CONNEAUT LAKE — Darwin C. Williams, 84, of Conneaut Lake passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Geneva, a son of the late Henry L. and Ruth Bailey Williams. He married Sylva (Sib) Dennis on April 9, 1949. She preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 1997.

Darwin graduated from Conneaut Lake High School in 1947. He retired from L.U. 47 Plumbers and Steamfitters in 1995 and was the owner of Dot Farm Storage. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Darwin, known to many as Popeye, was a devoted family man and avid outdoorsman; a country gentleman who was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a self-starter and instilled his hard work ethic in both of his children. Darwin’s favorite times were those spent with family and friends; hunting, cutting firewood, maintaining his farm, golfing and socializing at Station 3.

Darwin was a dedicated caretaker for his wife and both of his parents, and was surrounded by his loving family to the end.

Darwin is survived by a daughter, Brenda L. Williams of Conneaut Lake; a son, Douglas C. Williams and his wife, Brenda, of Conneaut Lake; two grandchildren, Jenna Williams and Justin Williams; a sister, Dolores Wilson of Hermitage; two brothers, Richard (Dick) Williams and his wife, Jan, of Conneaut Lake, and Lary Williams and his wife, Winnie, of Meadville; special nephew, Clint Dennis, who resided in their home as a child; and a special niece, Helen Ross, who cared deeply for her aunt and uncle. He is further survived by many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Darwin, was preceded in death by an infant sister, Audrey Williams; and an infant brother, Craig Williams.

A Celebration of Life Tribute will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Darwin’s home, 7870 Booth Road, Conneaut Lake, 2.8 miles east of Conneaut Lake on Route 285. Casual attire is welcomed.

The Celebration of Life will continue at 6 p.m. at Station 3, 11877 Conneaut Lake Road, where family and friends are warmly invited to share a meal and memories in honor of Darwin.

The committal service will be private for the family at graveside with brother, Lary Williams, leading the service. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Conneaut Lake.

Please sign the online guestbook at hatheway-tedesco.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco III, supervisor, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.

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