Richard Williams

Obituary of Richard P. Williams

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Richard (Rick) (Audie) Williams, 76, of Onondaga Hill passed away peacefully Thursday at the Syracuse VA Hospital after a long illness.


Survived by his wife & best friend, Sue; his 4 children Michael (Chrissy) of Fairport, NY, Cara (Josh) of Charlotte, NC, Sean & Caitlin (Aaron) of San Diego, CA; 7 grandchildren Melody & Mickey Williams of Fairport, Lily, Dylan, & Chloe Sampson of Charlotte, and twins Hendrix & Marley of San Diego; brother John of Palm Springs, CA and sister, Mary of NY. Rick was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Williams & Katherine Sherlock Williams.


Rick graduated from Central High School. He was drafted into the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran; the recipient of 3 Purple Hearts & 2 Bronze Stars (one with Valor). Rick was very humble, not seeking or accepting praise for these honors. After the war, Rick began a career in telecommunications. Employment began at American Dynatel and included  years with CIS Corporation, NiCom, and Premier Internet.


Rick was a proud Irishman, loving all things Irish; especially Irish music, flying the Irish flag, and his many leprechauns. He was known to "have a gargle" in a local pub, always up for a "hooley".


Rick was happiest spending time with his family and friends; primarily at home. Rick loved his home. Being a faithful Catholic, he believes he is now with family & friends that went before him in his new home in heaven.


There will be a funeral mass at St. Patrick's Church at 10am on July 21, 2023.  A celebration of life will follow.             

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Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Friday, July 21, 2023
St. Patrick's Church
216 N. Lowell Ave.
Syracuse, New York, United States
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