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Shirlee “Lee” Williams Obituary – Akron Beacon Journal

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Shirlee A. Williams recognized to many family and friends as Lee, handed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, July 1, 2022, on the age of 88. She was born Might 30, 1934, to Dorothy (Viers) Bier and Harrison Hartman and raised by her grandmother, Edna Hoff (Miller), in Akron, OH together with her beloved “sisters for all times”, Helen Elizabeth “LeLe” and Jeanne, each now deceased. As a youngster, Lee moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and attended West Technical Excessive Faculty the place she met her devoted husband of 67 years, John R. “Bob” Williams, who handed away in 2020.

She was a loving spouse and mom and a constructive affect on each individual she met in her lengthy and energetic life. Collectively Lee and Bob raised 4 sons, shifting to their present residence in Macedonia, OH in 1957. Lee is survived by her devoted sons, Michael, Donald, Robert, and Christopher, and her half-siblings Marsha and David Bier. The household is blessed so far by 4 grandchildren and three nice grandchildren.

Lee spent a lot of her latter lifetime work profession employed by Cabot Company, headquartered in Boston, as a regional Gross sales Supervisor within the specialty metals division, touring all through 8 jap states. In her early years she was a lifeguard, waitress, telephone operator, secretary, workplace supervisor, and assistant to the CEO, earlier than resuming her training in 1977 and incomes her credentialed profession in specialised metallurgy. She took delight in being a constructive power and energetic member of the area people and spent a few years serving varied organizations and taking part in quite a few occasions. Lee by no means had a foul factor to say about anyone she met and was at all times desirous to assist in any method attainable.

All through her years working and efficiently elevating her household she loved many diversified actions and hobbies. Early on, Lee would excel in lady’s skilled fencing, group theater (Brandywine Gamers), Cub Scouts (Den Mom to 4 boys in a row), Co-manager of her husband’s softball league, bowling in the identical Wednesday league at North Woods for 55+ years, {golfing}, gardening, crafting and ornamental portray. Upon retirement, she turned a Pink Hatter and a Hell’s Belle, a Rubber Ducky (water aerobics) and an avid birdwatcher.

Lee cherished to learn, to be taught new issues and to immerse herself in unfamiliar locations and thrilling circumstances. For years, she was a part of a neighborhood e book membership in order that she might share her ardour for studying. Later in life Lee and Bob loved journey collectively on some 20 cruises to numerous world locals. By way of these actions and teams, Lee touched many, many others over time, and all are aware of her heat smile and unrelenting kindness.

Throughout this time, the household is requesting that everybody please perceive their determination to have a non-public cremation and graveside service in accordance together with her needs. A celebration of Lee’s life might be deliberate for a future date.

Inurnment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg, OH. Backyard of Remembrance, Panel D, Stage 4, Area of interest D.

Posted on-line on July 10, 2022

Revealed in Akron Beacon Journal

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