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Richard L. Williams, Sr.

September 9, 1939 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 81)


We are so very sad to announce the death of Richard Lee “Dick” Williams, Sr., 81, of Scottdale who passed away at his home on Thursday, May 13, 2021, with his loving wife, Marjorie (Skovira) Williams by his side. They would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on May 17.

In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by his daughter, Melissa Williams Brown and her husband, Phillip L. Brown of Scottdale; and one son, Richard Lee Williams, Jr. of Scottdale and Las Vegas, Nevada; An only child, he was born September 9, 1939, to the late Anna Katherine (Connors) Williams and Fred Leeper Williams. Dick was the son-in-law of the late Pauline and Sylvester “Jake” Skovira. Also preceding him in death are his sister-in-law, Sylvia Skovira O’Rorke, brothers-in-law, Richard O’Rorke, Leo Faneuf and Joseph Vogrin also William J. Skovira in 1973. He is also preceded in death by a number of aunts and uncles.

Surviving are his sisters-in-law Elaine Vogrin of Pittsburgh and Pauline Faneuf of Suffolk, Va., and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jake and Julia Skovira of Acme. 

He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Dick retired from Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc., Irwin. Together with his father, they were proprietors of Williams Refuse in Mount Pleasant and Williams Vending.

After retirement, Dick and Marjorie traveled extensively to multiple countries, oftentimes on transatlantic cruises every year. He spent winters with his wife and son in Las Vegas, Nev., and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Dick was a faithful member of St John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale and was a graduate of Scottdale High School Class of 1958.

Dick will be fondly remembered as a kind, caring and compassionate man who lived life to the fullest. He will be sorely missed by his family, who loved him dearly.

A Private visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 PM to 8 PM in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc., 417 Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale and a Public Funeral Mass will be held Monday in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale at 11AM with The Very Reverend Daniel Mahoney as Celebrant.

Committal Services and Interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale.

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May 23, 2021

2:28 PM
Committal Services and Interment (St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale)

Funeral Mass
May 23, 2021

8:00 PM
Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc.
417 Pittsburgh Street
Scottdale, PA 15683

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