Leonard D. Williams, 84, Bethlehem Steel salesman

March 09, 2004

Leonard D. Williams, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. salesman who participated in the Maryland Senior Olympics, died of pneumonia Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Hamilton resident was 84.

Mr. Williams was born and raised in Hampden and was a 1938 graduate of City College. He was drafted into the Army in 1941 and served in Europe as a tank driver. His decorations included the Bronze Star.

Mr. Williams was a salesman for Bethlehem Steel for 43 years, retiring in the 1980s.

He competed in horseshoe pitching, basketball foul shots and volleyball events as a senior Olympian.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Road.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Dorothy Wilson; three sons, Leonard D. "Buzz" Williams Jr. of Sykesville, John F. Williams of Tallahassee, Fla., and Michael D. Williams of Stoneleigh; a daughter, Nancy L. Warner of Clear Water Beach in Anne Arundel County; a brother, Jack Williams of Oviedo, Fla.; two sisters, Erna Axt of Shelbyville, Del., and Hilda Levy of Norwich, Conn.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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