Harry Gilbert Williamson

Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 06, 2023

Harry Gilbert Williamson, age 94 Of Clairton, passed away at home with his family by his side.  Born March 30, 1928 in North Vernon, IN, he was a son of the late Russell Harrison Williamson and Beulah E. (Myers) Williamson.  A recipient of a master's degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University, Harry retired as an analytical chemist for US Steel - Clairton Works.  He was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church, a member of the F & A M Omni Lodge # 582, a member and past patron of the Eastern Star Clairton Chapter #316, and the past president of the PASARD (Pittsburgh Area Square And Round Dancers) Federation. 

Harry was preceded in death by his wife, the late Peggy J. (Medlock) Williamson, who passed away March 17, 2021; his great-granddaughter Laura Rinker; and his siblings: John Hugh Williamson, Thelma Dryden, Austin Williamson, Viola Schell, Opal Bogden, and Charles Williamson.  He is survived by his daughters Kathleen (the late Norman) Rinker of Jeffersonville, IN, Karen Williamson of Clairton, and Francell W. (Robert) Helfrich of Atkinson, NH; his grandchildren Alan and Bryan (Teresa) Rinker, Kathryn Gibbs, and Allyson (Matt Enaire) Levesque; his great-grandchildren Austin, Christopher, Zachary, Tony, Cody, Emily, Reece, Kiawna, Alayna, and Ella; and also many nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions should be made to either: Eastern Star Clairton Chapter #316 1136 McKinnley Street, Clairton, PA 15025 or Pine Run United Methodist Church 901 N. 6th, Clairton, PA 15025.  At the request of the family, funeral arrangements for Harry are private and in the charge of the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 Fifth Street, Clairton, PA 15025 (412)233-5700.

Originally published February 06, 2023.

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