Dennis L. Williams, age 39, of Hamilton Square died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident Thursday.
Born in Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, he was a longtime area resident. Mr. Williams was a graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School Class of 1983 and graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Emmittsburg, Maryland in 1987 with a degree in History.
Mr. Williams joined the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department in 1993. His dedication to fire fighting prompted him to make fire fighting his full time career. He served the department for many years and became Captain in 2002 and was selected for Fireman of the Year.
He was very active in promoting two programs within the department. The first was fire safety education for children in Washington Township and in the schools attended by his sons. He coordinated all child prevention activities in Washington Township. Captain Williams was a certified child passenger safety technician and was involved in the children’s reading program at the public library in Washington Township. He initiated the VIAL of Life program for the senior citizens. He wrote a successful FEMA grant for his department. He was also qualified as a technician for hazardous materials and emergency medical treatment. He was a member of the Washington Township Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3786. Captain Williams received a unit citation for life saving actions at a stabbing, instituted the ice rescue operations program, served as a Division of Fire Safety inspector, fire safety instructor and attended numerous Fire Department Instructors conferences.
He was a devoted husband, father, son and friend and enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially fishing. To all who knew Dennis, he was a dedicated and loyal friend.
He is survived by his wife Lisa Noctor Williams; his two sons, Morgan James and Dylan Lee Williams; his father, Richard G. Williams and Vikki Ridge and his mother, Ruth “Roni” McGuire Williams and Frank J. Kenny, Jr. all of West Windsor; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Williams of Stonington, CT; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, James and Florence Noctor of Washington, NJ; two sisters, his twin, Karen Williams Newman of Grayslake, IL and Elizabeth Williams Munns of Portland, OR; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11AM at St. Paul’s RC Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton.
Cremation will be private.
Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 2PM until 4PM and 7PM until 9PM at the Colonial Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dennis L. Williams Memorial Fund, in c/o Stark & Stark, P.O. 5315, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.