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Donald E. Williams
Donald E. Williams

July 23, 1944 - January 13, 2019
Born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Resided in Palm Beach Shores, Florida


Donald E. Williams, 74, of Palm Beach Shores, Florida, died Sunday, January 13, 2019, at home.

Born in Englewood, NJ, Don moved to Bergen County at the age of twelve, then moved to Sussex County in 1962. He resided in Frankford Township before retiring to Florida, where he had wintered for many years. A 1980 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Don received his B.S. in Business Administration. He was a Senior Vice President at Selective Insurance Group in Branchville, retiring in 2000 with 38 years of service. Don served on the Board of Directors for Farmers Insurance Company of Flemington.

The son of the late Francis and Phyllis (nee McHenry) Williams, Don was also predeceased by his wife, RuthAnn (nee Duffy) Williams. He is survived by his brothers, Thomas Williams and wife, Devon, of Sebastian, Florida, Gerald Williams and wife, Cookie, of McDonough, Georgia, and Phillip Williams of New Port Richey, Florida; his sister, Sallianne Tanis and husband, Jake, of Centre Hall, Pennsylvania; his sister-in-law, Janet Hamm and husband, Bill, of Jamesville, New York; and his many nieces and nephews.

Services are private and are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Graveside services will be held in the Spring of 2019.

Memorial donations may be made to Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill Street, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be offered at

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