Posted by on September 7, 2020 4:55 pm

Categories: Coal Region Newswire 2 Schuylkill County Obituaries

thomas williams obituary

Thomas F. Williams, 82, of Pottsville, died Sunday, Sept. 6, at Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, Orwigsburg.

He was born June 21, 1938 in Pottsville a son of the late Francis and Ruth Butts Williams.

He was a 1956 graduate of Pottsville High School, a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, and a graduate of Penn State University with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

He was Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam War.

He was a Pennsylvania State Trooper for 26 years retiring for the Schuylkill Haven Barracks.

Tom was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, Fraternal Order of Police Philip Melley Lodge #65, Retired Pennsylvania State Police Association, and a life member of Yorkville Hose Fire Co. Pottsville.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Williams, a brother, Dave Williams; 2 sisters, Nancy Lesher, and Kathy Krell.

Surviving are his wife, Judith Rehnert Williams, a son, Thomas J. Williams, Allentown; 2 grandsons, Tyler and Owen Williams; a sister, Darlene Wade, Port Carbon, nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30AM Friday at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contribution in Tom’s memory be made to St. John Memorial Fund, 913 Mahantongo St. Pottsville, PA 17901. Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Anyone attending is aske to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Arrangements are under the care of James B. Humphrey, Funeral Director, James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.

Please share your memories and condolences with Tom’s family by signing the guest book at

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