Evelyn D. Williams, 86, of Scranton died Thursday in the Hospice Community Care Center, Dunmore. She was the widow of Arthur Williams, Sr. who died in 1996.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the Late George W and Catherine Owen Dicker. She was a graduate of West Scranton High School. A member of Trinity Congregational Church, West Scranton, where she served on the Board of Deacons and Trustees and was of member of Trinity Class. She was a member of the Scranton Canoe Club and the Junior Welsh Women’s Club.
She worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II. She also worked for the Telephone Answering Exchange, the Scranton Dry Goods Company, Prestwood Photo and the Justus Hardware , where she worked until her illness.
Evelyn enjoyed playing golf, playing cards, fellowship and dinners with friends. She also enjoyed spending time at Handsome lake in Fleetville during the summer. She was dearly loved and will be truly missed by her family and friends.
Her family would like to thank her friends and all those who cared for her and supported her during her brief illness including Dr. Richard Martin, Dr. Rodrigo Ehrlich, the staff of Hospice Community Care, the staff at the Frank and Dorthea Henry cancer Center and the staff and friends at the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging.
Surviving are a son Arthur, Jr and his wife Bonnie of Peckville; a daughter Marilou Blickens of Jessup with whom she resided; three grandchildren Melissa Santarelli and husband David of Peckville, Arthur, III and his wife Lisa of Archbald and Christian Williams of Peckville; four great grandchildren David and Gabrielle Santarelli of Peckville and Sophia and Leah Williams of Archbald.
She was preceded in death by a brother Robert Dicker and a sister Audrey DiNicolangelo.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11am in the Trinity Congregational Church 229 S. Main Ave. West Scranton.
Friends may call Saturday from 10am until time of the service.
Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by the Vanston and James Funeral Home under the direction of Robert Jones.
To send the family an online condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com