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GREENWOOD: Dana J. Williams, 66, of Rock Creek Rd. passed away Monday morning on Nov. 9, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Dana was born December 20, 1953 in Wellsville to the late Kenneth and Janet (Eldridge) Williams. He was raised in the town of Andover, NY. Growing up, he helped out in their family owned grocery store, H.H. Williams Co, as a stock-boy and later he became a managing partner. Dana attended Andover Central School and graduated in 1971. Dana attended Alfred State College and Canisius College where he studied Business, Real Estate Brokerage, and Insurance. He was a licensed insurance and real-estate salesman. He was a voluntary fireman in his community for several years. On July 14, 1973 in the Greenwood United Methodist Church, he married the former Starla Jackson who survives and resides in Greenwood. Early in their lives, Dana and Starla resided in Andover, and later moved to spend the rest of their time in the hills of Greenwood. During their 47 year marriage, Dana and Starla were blessed with two children, Amanda and Jon, and 5 grandchildren. A businessman by profession, his family and friends remember him as an avid outdoorsman and lover of nature. Dana spent much of his time riding ATV’s, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and canoeing with his family and friends. At his home in Greenwood, he built many tree stands for his hunting enjoyment. Though he never missed a hunting season, he came away with more pictures than trophies. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge and joy of the outdoors with his children, and later, his grandchildren. Dana also loved racing. For a number of years, he belonged to an autocross race club and enjoyed competing. As a member of the racing club, Dana and his family spent many weekends working the races at Watkins Glen Race way as a Tech, Pit Security, and Timing and Scoring. In addition to his wife Starla, Dana is survived by a son Jon (Sarah) Williams of Lockport, a daughter Amanda (Christopher) Fronczak of Tonowanda. Five wonderful grandchildren, Cole Fronczak, Alec Jex, identical twins Adeline and Bella Williams and Kaia Williams. Per Dana’s wishes there will be no public calling hours or services. A celebration of life has been planned for July 14, 2021 at 2pm at the Greenwood Methodist Church in Greenwood, New York. Memorial contributions in Dana’s name may be made to either the Roswell Comprehensive Cancer Center, 665 Elm St. Buffalo, N.Y. 14203 or to the U of R Wilmot Cancer Institute Myers Cancer Center. 111 Clara Barton St. Dansville, N.Y. 14437.
Celebration Of Life
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Greenwood United Methodist Church
Greenwood, New York, United States