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DS1 Anthony J. Williams

Postby Fburtxds1 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:12 pm

I am saddened to announce that Former DS1 Anthony J. Williams passed away of a massive heart attack the night of 9 - 10 June, 2014 at his home in Ellaville, Georgia. He apparently died in his sleep. He was 55.

Anthony (Tony) J. Williams
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Anthony J. Williams and his wife Patti 06-10-14.jpg
Anthony J. Williams and his wife Patti.
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Re: DS1 Anthony J. Williams

Postby schrand on Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:33 am

My condolences to AJ's family. May he rest in peace.
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Re: DS1 Anthony J. Williams

Postby rmcguire on Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:58 am

My sympathies to AJ's family and friends. The ranks keep getting thinner.
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Re: DS1 Anthony J. Williams

Postby dscconway on Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:18 am

Condolences to AJ's family and friends.
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Re: DS1 Anthony J. Williams

Postby blasher on Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:44 am

My condolences to his wife and family.
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Re: DS1 Anthony J. Williams

Postby eagle0ne on Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:05 am

Condolences to AJ's family and friends. So young and a lost to the DS family.
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Re: DS1 Anthony J. Williams

Postby Doc Kivlighan on Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:36 am

A.J. was a frequent poster up in till a year or two ago.
His passing is a definite loss to the DS family.
I do hope he was insured via work and his family will be cared for.
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Re: DS1 Anthony J. Williams

Postby griesmeyer on Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:19 am

AJ, Fair winds and following seas
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Re: DS1 Anthony J. Williams

Postby schrand on Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:27 pm

Here is AJ's Obituary
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Re: DS1 Anthony J. Williams

Postby Fburtxds1 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:59 pm

schrand wrote:Here is AJ's Obituary

I just posted the following onto the on-line guest book at the above link:

To the family of Tony Williams: I am a fellow Navy Veteran and was an Instructor back at Mare Island during the same time he was attending his first schools there, though he was never one of my students. In fact, I did not have the privilege of knowing him then, though his service closely paralleled my own. I, too, was a Display Technician aboard a Guided Missile Cruiser almost exactly like the Bainbridge, though it was not nuclear powered. I was just a few years ahead of him. It was not until years later that we connected via the Data Systems Technician website and later also via Facebook. I came to know him as someone intensely proud of his Naval service and of his family. I considered him a very lucky man who loved his family deeply and was loved by them. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May God comfort and be with you always. In closing, I would like to offer Tony the traditional farewell Sailors give to their dearest friends when they go away - "Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate."
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