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Nicholas G. Williams III

Died: 2/24/2011

On February 24, 2011, Nicholas G. Nick Williams III of Newark, DE, passed away at the age of 79 with his wife, Loraine, by his side.

Nick was born on Independence Day 1931 in Greensboro, NC, son of the late Nicholas Glen Williams II and Elizabeth Alden Littlefield Williams. He was a member of the 1949 graduating class of Newark High School (remembered fondly as the 49ers) and would go on to earn his business degree from Goldey Beacom College.

A well-known and beloved member of the Newark business community for over 45 years, Nick was the owner of Skold Services, a mechanical contracting firm. He sold the business and retired in 1997.

Nick served in the Korean War as a member of the US Army Signal Corps and was stationed at Torii Station on the island of Okinawa, Japan. In recent years, he enjoyed traveling throughout the United States to attend reunions of his corps. He was also an avid sailor from the age of 12 and loved time spent sailing the waters of the Chesapeake.

Nick had a great zest for life and will be remembered for his warm and gregarious spirit. A loving father, husband, and grandfather, he delighted above all else in spending time with his family and his many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Jones Williams, in 1984, with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Loraine Coleman Williams; daughters, Jill Williams Hall of Kemblesville, PA, and Cynthia P. Williams of Madison, WI; stepchildren, Phyllis Swift of Townsend, DE, Harry Coleman of Oswego, NY, and Ken Coleman of Newark, DE; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, March 4, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where visitation will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Nick may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810; or to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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