Donald  Williams


3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, January 12, 2024
Warchol Funeral Home
3060 Washington Pike
Bridgeville , Pennsylvania, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 13, 2024
Providence Presbyterian Church
77 Phillips Lane
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States

Obituary of Donald Robert Williams

Don Williams, age 80, of South Fayette, died peacefully on December 19, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Bonnie Sneddon, who preceded him in death on July 7, 2013; loving father of Donnie Williams (Kara), Jen Lenhart (Todd), and Jessica Williams; proud grandfather of Gabe (Devon), Alec (Faith) and Kathryn Williams and Ty (fiancée Allie), Livy, Ellie and Halle Lenhart; brother of his dear twin sister Donna Williams (Dale) and the late Ken Williams (Gretchen); son of the late Wilbert and Ethel (Schneider) Williams; joyful uncle to nieces and nephews; cherished foster father to precious children and special friend to others. Don was born on November 6, 1943, and grew up in Peters Township, PA. He graduated from Peters Township high school (’62) and Penn State University (’65) with a B.S. in Agricultural Science and Industry. Don honorably served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1966-1970. He then had a 35-year career as a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He had an incredible heart for helping and humbly serving others—whether as a deacon to the congregation of Providence Presbyterian Church, a neighbor to friends on Boxwood and Pinewood Drive or as an AAA employee (post retirement!) to people stranded roadside. He was known in the community for his delicious homegrown tomatoes, which he took great pride in and would hand deliver to neighbors and others at church. A friend recently commented that Don “was one of the kindest and most caring men I ever met,” a sentiment shared by all who knew him. He was a man of few words, but the love and mercy he showed toward others in his actions reflected the personal relationship he had with Jesus Christ. Family and friends will be received on Friday, January 12, 2024, from 3-7 p.m. at the WARCHOL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333). A service of worship celebrating Don’s life will take place on Saturday, January 13 at 11 a.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church, McKees Rocks. A private burial will follow later that day at Center Cemetery, Midway. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be given to Choices Pregnancy Services, or sent to 1009 Beaver Grade Rd, Suite 200, Moon Twp., PA 15108 (this is the crisis pregnancy center that counseled Jessica’s birthmother to keep her baby and give her up for adoption). A special thank you to the dedicated and caring staff at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, UPMC Mercy Rehab, Friendship Village Health Center and Gallagher Hospice.
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