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Richard John Williams
May 16, 1958 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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COPENHAGEN- Richard John "Rich" Williams, 65, of Liberty Road, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Roswell Park Cancer Center, Buffalo.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Sharon L. Williams; his children, Shauna and Jeremy Vogt of Rochester, Heather and Mike Belknap of Hemlock; four grandchildren, Colby and Brayden, Ember and Orion; his mother, Dolores Sandman of Melbourne Beach, FL, a step-brother, Michael (Dawn) Sandman of High Point, NC; a special nephew, Kyle Sandman and a special niece, Lauren Lesio; nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his step-father, John "Jack" Sandman; two brothers, John Sandman and Craig Williams; a sister, Dolores "Dee Dee" Lesio.
Richard was born on May 16, 1958 in Rochester, NY, a son of the late Richard Williams; and Dolores Lusardi Williams. He graduated from Pittsford High School. Richard then worked for his mother and step-father at Sandman Construction before going to work as a heavy equipment operator for the NYS thruway in Manchester, NY for more than 25 years, retiring in 2016. On August 3, 2002 he was married to Sharon L. Weidman in Mendon, NY. The couple moved to Montague in 2016 where Rich worked as a heavy equipment operator for Town of Montague and Town of Pinckney.
He was a member of BPOE #1605, Lowville Lodge. Rich was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, trapping, riding his side-by-side and snowmobiling. Most of all Rich enjoyed spending time with his family and was a wonderful husband, father and son and a great papa.
In keeping with Rich's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 1- 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Montague Inn, 6765 Sears Pond Road, Lowville, NY 13367. There will also be a Celebration of Life Gathering from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Pumpkin Hook Fire Department, 135 Hook Road, Farmington, NY 14425.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to help with funeral expenses by clicking on the donate button on Rich's obituary at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com or by mail at Iseneker funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville, NY 13367. Please consider helping Rich's family during their time of need.
Condolences may be shared with Rich's family at www.isenekerrfuneralhome.com.