Date of Birth November 6, 1933
Date Deceased November 23, 2023
Hometown Rochester/Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Service Date December 1, 2023
Service Time 12:15 p.m.
Service Location Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home
Interment Location Rural Cemetery, Hornell

Jack L. Williams

ROCHESTER/HORNELL – Jack L. Williams passed away peacefully on Thursday (Nov 23, 2023) at the age of 90, after a short illness.

Born in Hornell, NY on November 16, 1933, he was the son of John E. and Edith F. (Palmer) Williams.

Jack is a 1952 graduate of Hornell High School, and afterward, honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Signal Core as a photographer. Upon discharge, he spent many years as an industrial and commercial photographer in the Rochester area.  He was a founding member of the Greater Rochester Industrial Photographers (GRIP).  Later, buying and selling antiques became a passion for the remainder of his career. He was member of the Genesee Country Antique Dealers Association.

He is pre-deceased by his parents. John E. Williams and Edith F. Williams; sisters, Dorothy and Barbara Williams; and former wife Beverley (Crowe) Williams.

He is survived by his children, Mark Williams, Christine (Mike) Crittenden; his grandchildren, Michael (Ashley) Williams, Jennifer (Greg) Robinson, Mark, Jr. (Stefanie) Williams, John Crittenden, and several great grandchildren.

The family will greet relatives and friends form 11 a.m. to Noon (Dec. 1, 2023) at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell where a brief prayer service will take place at 12:15 p.m. Friday. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Rural Cemetery, Hornell.

The United States flag and the Army flag will proudly fly at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home in recognition of Jack’s military service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY  14450. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Jack’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Jack are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.


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4 Responses

  1. The Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester NY extends our deepest sympathy in Jack’s passing.
    We acknowledge and are truly grateful for his service to tour country.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jack’s children and grandchildren. We hope you find peace at this difficult time. We always enjoyed seeing Cuz Jack. He would come and visit us in Erie, PA and also in Summerfield, FL. He was a wealth of knowledge on various topics, especially photography and antiques. He will certainly be missed. With love and sympathy.

  3. Jack was always good and honest with me in his antique dealer career in association with Miriam Rogachefsky. We had several nice dinners over the years . He will be missed and having just heard of his passing I offer my condolences to your family. At this holiday time may you still find joy and happiness within your family.

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