Herbert D. Williams, 95, of San Jacinto, Calif., formerly of Newtown, died December 11. He was born June 18, 1922, in White Plains, N.Y., before moving to Connecticut. He was the son of the late Marion E. Dings and Milton S. Williams.
His daughter, Michelle, and her husband, Herb Rosenthal, of Newtown; and his son, Paul T. Williams, and his wife, Maria, of Clifton Park, N.Y., survive him. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Lauren Collingwood and her husband, Jeremy, Michael Vastarelli, Eric Williams, Renee Williams, and Mark Williams; two great-grandchildren, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews in Florida, Kentucky, and Oregon and around the Newtown area.
His parents, his brothers, Milton S. Williams, Jr, and John N. Williams III; and sister, Lucille (Williams) Harson, predeceased him.
Mr Williams graduated salutatorian from Newtown High School (formerly Hawley High School) in 1939 and received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Yale University in 1942. During World War II, he served as lieutenant jg in the US Navy on the battleship USS South Dakota in the Pacific Theater.
After a long engineering career with Barden Corporation in Danbury, he eventually retired to California about 30 years ago.