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Stephen A. "Steve" Williams

September 21, 1941 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 80)


Stephen A. "Steve" Williams, 80, of Benton, died Monday, September 19, 2022 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. 

Born September 21, 1941 in Bellefonte, Centre County, he was a son of the late Casmer "Pete" and Hazel (Fultz) Williams.  He and his wife, Maria A. (Massic) Williams, would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on March 3rd.

 Steve was a 1960 graduate of State College High School.  He then earned his Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement from Penn  State University.  He was employed as a Corrections  Officer (Captain) by SCI Graterford and later for SCI Coal Township, until his retirement in 1997. 

 He faithfully served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps. 

Steve attended the Waller United Methodist Church.  He was an avid golfer and was a member of numerous golf leagues over the  years.  An avid outdoorsman, he also enjoyed fishing, playing softball, shooting, camping, hiking and riding his motorcycle.  He was especially interested in genealogy and worked diligently on his family tree.  Steve was also an accomplished woodworker and had made various pieces of furniture for the family.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Maria, are his four children: Scott Williams, of East Tawas, Michigan; Rachel DiPiano and her husband, Chris, of Gilbertsville; Stephenie Williams and her companion, Shawn Pallay, of Pottstown; Jesse Williams, of Spring City; eight grandchildren:  Samantha, Candice, Elizabeth, Justin, Shawn, Kenzie, Mikalah and Austin; two great grandchildren; a sister, Sandra Williams, of State College and a brother, Mike Williams, of Bellefonte.  Also surviving are three step children from a previous marriage:  Jack Scampone, of Muncy; Melissa Older, of Schwenksville; and Jacob Scampone, of South Williamsport.

 Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lynda DeBrasky.

Funeral Services with Military Honors will be held Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 at 2 PM at the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton (State Route 487).  Private burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Walker Township, Centre County.  Friends and Relatives will be received Wednesday from 1 PM until the time of the Service at 2 PM at McMichael's.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the American Cancer Society. 



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September 28, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
McMichael Funeral Home
4394 Red Rock Road
Benton, PA 17814

Funeral Service and Military Honors
September 28, 2022

2:00 PM
McMichael Funeral Home
4394 Red Rock Road
Benton, PA 17814


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