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Richard Preston “Dick” Williams, 96

Dan McClelland

Richard Preston “Dick” Williams, 96
Richard Preston “Dick” Williams, 96, of Tupper Rd., passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his home.
Born on November 5, 1920 in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late Irvine and Agnes (Ayres) Williams.  He graduated from University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science and earned his Master’s degree in organic chemistry from New York University.
Dick served as an officer in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Bell.
He was employed as a chemist at American Cyanamid in Pearl River, N.Y. where he met Gwenda M. Edis whom he married in 1957.  Gwenda passed away in August of 1997.  
Dick later worked as a research chemist at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He had also worked and taught at the Adirondack Mountain School in the 1970’s and 80’s.
He married Jean Diana (Dippman) Cobb in 2002 in Long Lake.
Richard was an accomplished artist specializing in pottery, drawing and printmaking. He enjoyed all types of music.  He appreciated the beauty of nature, hiking and mountain climbing.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Williams, three sons, Christopher Williams and his wife, Louise of Brooklyn, Bruce Cobb and his wife Nancy of Northvale, N.J. and Glenn Cobb and his wife Mary of Blairstown, N.J.; one daughter, Moyna Pfingst of Monroe, N.Y.; eleven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren
Friends were able to call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. Henry’s Parish Center.
Funeral services immediately followed the visitation at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Long Lake Cemetery.
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