December 13, 2011
Former Jefferson Lab Safety Engineer Hugh D. "Skip" Williams, 73, died on Aug. 7, after a prolonged illness. A memorial service was held Sept. 10 in Williamsburg. Interment will be Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Arlington National Cemetery
He worked for several years as a member of Jefferson Lab's Environmental, Safety and Health group.
He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Kari; his sons, David and Thomas and their families; his sister, Judith and husband, Steve; and his mother-in-law, Margit Nordhus; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Williams enjoyed reading, taking long walks, helping others, and inventing. He holds two patents, an oil storage container and water separator and a utility patent related to smoke and carbon dioxide detection. He cherished his family and belonged to many organizations and associations over the years.
Williams served in the U.S. Coast Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Hugh Williams' honor to The Salvation Army, Doctors Without Borders, or a charity of your choice.
The full obituary is on the Daily Press website at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=hugh-d-williams&pid=153073601
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Submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 3:00pm