WILLIAMS, Jack A., 80, of Malabar, FL formerly of Sayreville died peacefully Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Born in Chattanooga, TN he lived in Elizabeth and moved to Sayreville where he resided for 45 years before moving to Malabar, FL making frequent "snow-bird" trips back to New Jersey to visit family and friends.
Jack was a shipping clerk with Vernon Royal in Elizabeth for 42 years and Garden Bolt in Sayreville for 5 years before retiring in 1996. He was a proud Korean War veteran of the United States Army. In his leisure Jack enjoyed fishing, crabbing and canoeing down the DNR canal. He was fond of gardening and boastful of his Jersey tomatoes. He loved treating his family to Olive Garden where he taught everyone his favorite phrase "bring on the wine". He treasured his grandchildren who enjoyed his occasional donuts for dinner trips to Dunkin' Donuts.
Jack is predeceased by his parents Floyd Robert and Floretta May Posey Williams.He is also predeceased by his former wife Claire Mullen Walsh, his dear brother Ernest Williams and beloved sisters Betty Jo Sims and MaryAnn Gibson. He is survived by his 3 loving daughters Mary C. (Stanley) Botwin, Jr. of Malabar, FL, Patricia (Daniel) Tengelics of Sayreville and Jacqueline L. (Lisa) Williams of Old Bridge; his 4 cherished grandchildren Ian Botwin, Jeffrey Botwin, Robin (Jason) McCarthy and Amy Tengelics and his 5 precious great-grandchildren Tiera, Chyanne, Zoe, Reagen and Riley. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews and his devoted 4-legged companion Snoop ("Digger").
In honor of Jack's favorite clothing preference, friends and relatives are invited to attend Memorial Services wearing blue jeans on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 3-7 pm at Michael Hegarty Funeral Home 3377 Hwy 9 Old Bridge, NJ 08857. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251 Denville, NJ 07834 or ASPCA Tributes, 520 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018. To place a message of condolence, please visit www.hegartyfuneralhome.com.