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Elaine Joy (Kucharek) Williams
February 17, 1930 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Elaine Joy Williams, 93, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, passed away Monday morning, October 30, 2023, at the home.
She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late John and Anna (Stranatka) Kucharek. On December 1, 1956, she married George E. Williams at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Altoona. He preceded her in death on September 3, 2013, following 57 years of marriage.
Surviving are a son, Mark A. Williams (Diane), of Hilton Head, SC; a daughter, Wendy A. McCauley (Shawn), of rural Williamsburg; two grandchildren: Myles McCauley (Carissa) and Hannah Cottingham (Alex); and four great-grandchildren: Andi June, Crew James, and Emma Joy Cottingham and Ash Finnigan McCauley.
She was preceded in death by two sisters: Ruth K. “Ruthie” Burks and Dorothy “Dottie” Brown.
Joy was a 1949 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and went on to study at Youngstown Business School in Ohio. She was employed as a draftsman in the engineering department at Bell Telephone Company.
Joy was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Martinsburg. She loved spending time with her family. Joy enjoyed gardening, arranging flowers, watching old movies, playing pinochle and bridge, and using her iPad.
Friends will be received from 5 until the 6 pm funeral service, Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at the Bice Memorial Chapel at Homewood at Martinsburg, Pastor James Neatrour officiating. A private interment will be held at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Joy can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758540, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc, Martinsburg.