David Williams

David Williams

May 29, 2015
David Williams, West Scranton, died Friday evening at home after an illness. He and his wife, the former Edith J. Kaufman, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on May 22.
Born in Scranton, son of the late David Silas and Elizabeth M. Evans Williams, he was a 1949 graduate of West Scranton High School. He was a retired truck driver, having started his career with RF Post Co., then with Jones Motor Freight and then retiring in 1998 from Yellow Freight. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 229. He was an Army veteran, serving in the Korean War with Company D 15th Infantry Regiment. He was a recipient of the Combat Infantrymen Badge, the Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, the UN Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
David died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a hardworking man with the heart of a gentle giant. He enjoyed snowmobiling, fixing things and his Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.



The family would like to thank the staff of the Compassionate Care Hospice for the care given to Dave.

Also surviving are three daughters, Jane Kropa Gaul and husband, John, Clarks Summit; Cathy Pregnar and her husband, Daniel; and Elizabeth Cacioppo and husband, Carmen; a son, David Jr. and his wife, Ann, all of Scranton; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Ronald; and an infant sister, Maude.
A celebration of Dave’s life will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Fairview Memorial Park Veterans Section with members of the family as well as the Army military honors detail officiating.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Robert C Jones, funeral director.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 429 S. Main St., Suite 10, Old Forge, PA 18418.
For directions, to share a memory or to leave a condolence, visit www.vanstonandjames.com.


  1. Tudor Williams

    Sorry to read of Dave’s passing, know him and his family from church and of course by hiring him with Yellow. He was a nice guy, a good worker and a friend. He will be missed by all who came in contact with him doing his life.

    Tudor Williams
    Dove, Pa.

  2. Donnie Mc Cann Jr. and family

    Dave was friendly, funny, generous, hard working and a great story teller. A family man who loved his family dearly. The world revolved around them, especially his wife and “All the table vultures”. He was always glad to welcome you with a big smile, listen or help “with short cuts”. Even when involved in one of his many projects, he left you
    with a smile!

    I know he is having a cold Pabst with cheese right now and thinking of snowmobiling. He will not be forgotten and will be missed. I wish his
    family all the best at this time of their loss. He has left a big void
    in every ones life.

  3. Judi Manley

    Dear Edith, Jane, Kathy, Betty, David and families,

    Your dad’e infectious smile and kindness, will always be a memory for me when I was a young girl.
    You are in my thought and prayer.

  4. Katie Williams

    Ann, Dave and Melissa,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.


  5. Jack Togher ( Dairy Gerrity/s)

    Dear Edith, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers . He will be missed. Jack

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