E. McWilliams, 86, of 16 Sunbury Road Danville PA (Riverside) died Tuesday
morning October 9, 2007 at his residence. He was born February 26, 1921 in
Danville PA the son of the late Arthur L. and Emily Lewis McWilliams, Sr.
graduated from Danville High School and served as a private first class in
the United States Army during World War II serving in France, Germany,
England and Iceland.
the owner of McWilliams Meats and Groceries previously located on Bloom
Street Danville PA. After retiring from the grocery business, he did clock
and watch repair and also served as a custodian in the Danville Area School
District at the Diehl School. Mr. McWilliams was a member of Grove
Presbyterian Church Danville PA. His other memberships included Disabled
American Veterans, a life member of the Danville Elks and a 50 year member
of Danville-Mahoning Lodge #224 F&AM.
McWilliams enjoyed woodworking, gardening and reading. He also enjoyed
clockmaking and repair. Mr. McWilliams enjoyed amateur radio and belonged
to the ARRL.
survived by his wife of 62 years Eileen N. Harrison McWilliams whom he
married May 12, 1945. Also surviving is one daughter, Maureen E. Wildt and
her husband Dennis N., Sr. of Bloomsburg PA; one grandson, Dennis N. Wildt
II. and his wife Rhonda of Riverside PA and two great-granddaughters, Sarah
and Alexis. He is also survived by one sister Regina Hartzell of Bloomsburg
PA and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers; Arthur
L. McWilliams, Jr. and Robert J. McWilliams, Sr. and two sisters; Marian
Cohen and Arlene McWilliams, in infancy.
friends are invited to attend a graveside service Friday, October 12,
2007 at 1:00 PM from the Odd Fellows Cemetery 1402 Bloom Road Danville
PA with the Reverend Dr. Robert J. Andrews Grove Presbyterian Church
officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to
Thomas Beaver Free Library 19 E. Market Street Danville PA. Arrangements
are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning
Street Danville PA.