Mr. Donald M. Williams, age 70, a lifelong Ilion resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at the Grand Nursing and Rehab Center, Ilion.
He was born on May 31, 1952 in the Ilion Hospital. He attended Ilion schools where he was an avid athlete, and then graduated in 1970. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Don was at one time employed at Remington Arms, and also employed with other various occupations. He then went on to retire from Turning Stone Resort and Casino, as a poker dealer. Following retirement, he spent his days playing golf, playing poker and watching the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Vicky L. Williams, his brothers, David (Kathy) of Ilion, Mark (Missy) of Hartwick, Andy of Utica, and Little Dave (Mary) Strafel of North Carolina; he is also survived by his children, Shauna (Cory), Kyle (Leanne), and step children, Sheena (Andrew), JD (Allie) and Richelle (Richie), and his grandchildren, Reagan, Molly, baby girl Williams due to arrive in July, Ashton, Lailia, Antoni, Alxzandar, Audyn, Kyndall, Jarimyah, Bradyn, Kristy, Maylee, Madalyn, Wyatt and two great-grandchildren, Nora and Jaxson, also his two special little partners in crime, Brylynn and Richie. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Arlene Williams.
There are no public calling hours or services, per Don’s wishes. Funeral arrangements are under the direction and care of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131.