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May 31, 2013

Harley Howard Williams

Harley Howard Williams

BINGHAMTON — Harley Howard Williams, 87, died peacefully at home on Monday, May 27, 2013.

He was born March 15, 1926, in Walton, to the late Howard and Ellen Stadel Williams and attended Milford Central School graduating in 1945.

He lived in Milford Center, working on the family farm for many years and then was employed by the State of New York and the County of Otsego, retiring in 1989.

On Nov. 6, 1971, he married Nancy Russell Albertson and raised three children and eight stepchildren, all of whom he called his own.

He was a member of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1940, praying daily that he would see the “blessings of the kingdom.” He had a very large kind heart in raising his family and caring for friends.

Anyone who knew him will recall his bountiful vegetable gardens and love of nature.

He had sparkling blue eyes, a deep resonating voice and a quick wit with a delivery that just made you laugh.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Williams; 11 children, Clover Williams Bobnick (Tom), Milford, Timothy Williams (Rita), Jacksonville, Fla., John Williams (Patty), Binghamton, Randall Albertson (Priscilla), Red Hook, Andrew Albertson (Gena Boyea), Red Hook, David Albertson (Diana), Purlear, N.C., Kevin Albertson (Cindy), Rochester, N.H., Brian Albertson (Marilyn), Enterprise, Kan., Sandra Collison (David), Georgetown, S.C., Otto Albertson (Rebekah), Conway, S.C., Carl Albertson, Morris. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; three nephews and other extended family.

He was predeceased by a brother, Clyde A. Williams; and a grandson, Adam Brown.

Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, with a service immediately following at James V. DeMarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson. A private interment service will be held the same day in the Walton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850 in recognition of the wonderful care provided over the past two years.

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