In Memory of




Obituary for Roger Frederick Williams

Roger Frederick Williams transitioned peacefully from this existence to the next surrounded by his loving family on February 22, 2024.

Roger was born August 2, 1933 in Ellisburg, NY, the only child of the Reverend Roger Fisk Williams and Carolyn (Kroner) Williams.

He graduated from Lowville High School in 1951 and was a proud alumnus of Colgate University, Class of 1955. During his time at Colgate he met and married Sue (Snell) Williams. The two raised three children together.

Roger began his career with IBM a few years after graduation and became a personnel manager charged with recruiting the most promising engineers and designers for the growing computing giant. Over the years this work moved his family from upstate NY, to Cranbury, NJ, and then to Ridgefield and Roxbury CT. Summers with his family were spent at the Jersey Shore, Wolfeboro, NH, and at their cottage on Moody Point in Wells, Maine.

In retirement Roger and Sue moved to Kennebunkport, ME where he was active in several community affairs; The Shade Tree Committee and the Library Board of Directors at Louis T. Graves Memorial Library. He was an avid golfer and member of the Cape Arundel Golf Club. Roger was well read and was always up for lively conversations about world events, his Welsh-German ancestry, and childhood summers at his grandparent’s strawberry farm in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Roger is predeceased by his wife of 58 years and is survived by his daughters, Lyn (Williams) Smith, husband, Brian, of Wells, Maine; Lany (Williams) Cutter, husband, Gerry, of Florida and Rhode Island, and his son Peter Williams, and wife Sherri, of Hiram, Maine. Roger is also survived by his grandson, Eric Smith and wife, Kristine, of Saco, Maine and two great grandchildren, Natalie and Nathan.

A private gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Roger will be dearly missed by his neighbors in the Sunrise Senior Living Community at Huntington Common in Kennebunk, Maine where he resided independently for the past thirteen years.

Donations in Roger’s memory can be made to Louis T. Graves Memorial Library, attn: Director, 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, and to S-Z-T Family Reunion, Inc., PO Box 623, Little Falls, NY 13365.