George Williamson


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Posted Online: May 04, 2013, 7:48 pm
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George H. Williamson, 67 of Greenwich, Conn., formerly of Rock Island, died March 26, 2013m at his home.
A joint memorial service for George and his mother, Martha, who died hours before, will be noon Saturday, May 11, at the Hauberg Civic Center, Rock Island.
George was born April 2, 1945, in Rock Island, a son of John B. and Martha Westendorf Williamson. He married Patience Halsey Sherman and later married Sue Ann Massey.
He graduated from Rock Island High School, Iowa State University and the Walton School of Business. George began his long career in banking in New York City.
He was a Vietnam War veteran and an active member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greenwich.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Ann; children, Jesse Williamson, Tommy Williamson and Emily (Ethan) Friedman; stepdaughters, Vaughn Massey and Lee (Jim) Heeken; grandchildren, James and Gray Heeken; sister-in-law, Sandra Williamson, Rock Island; nieces, Carrie Williamson, and Cathy (Jamey) Hodge; nephew, John (Cindy) Williamson; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, John.












 




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