John C. Williams, age 55, of Mahanoy City, passed away Wednesday morning. Born at the former Locust Mountain Hospital he was the son of the late William and Ruth (Hornberger) Williams. He attended Shenandoah Valley High School and had worker for and retired from InfraSource Installations as an underground utilities installer. He was a member of Laborers Union # 158 and also the Heights Fire Company in Shenandoah Heights where he liked hanging out with the usual suspects. He was an avid fan of the Phillies and the Oakland Raiders and enjoyed camping, fishing, going to the casino and traveling. He was a friend to everyone and up for anything. He was preceded in death by a brother Billy Williams. Survivors include his wife of 22 years the former Karen Valentine, a daughter Ashley Longo and her husband Joseph and a son Michael and his fiance' April all of Shenandoah Heights, grandchildren Aiden and Tommy Longo, step children Nick and James Barnish and Lauren Valentine, step grandchildren Elliot Long, Owen Macauley and Travis Barnish and a brother Charles "Chuckie" Williams of Mahanoy City. Relatives and friends are invited to call and visit with the family on Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM at David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City. In lieu of flowers expressions of your sympathy can be directed to the funeral home. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.
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