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Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams, 84, of Mechanicsburg, PA passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020 at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle. He was born September 5, 1936 in Lancaster to the late Percy S. and Sarah (Davis) Williams. He attended Camp Hill High School

Robert retired from the former Harris Savings, where he worked as a courier between branch offices and performed light building maintenance. You may also remember “Bob” from his years as owner/operator of Bob Exxon Car Wash at 3rd and Louther Streets in Lemoyne and Williams Esso/Exxon at 5205 East Simpson Ferry Road in Mechanicsburg. He was a member of the Keystone Snow Goers and a lifetime member of the Mechanicsburg Club. Bob loved anything that involved fast cars, motorcycles and snow mobiles and used them to travel to or in every state in the USA, Mexico and Canada.

Surviving is his loving wife, Mary Ann (Failor) Williams of Mechanicsburg; son, Jeffrey L. Williams and wife, Heidi (Young) of Dillsburg; sister, Pauline Thrush of Mechanicsburg; 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his son, Bradley Eugene, brother, Richard Williams and sister, Betty A. Zeigler.

The Williams family would like to thank the kind and courteous care givers at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Artis Senior Living of West Shore and Tina with Hospice for All Seasons.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2021 at the Williams residence and all shall be invited (date to be determined). Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA.

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Dear Mary Ann,We were saddened to hear of Bob's passing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  We always think of you and Bob when we look through the "Failor Family" book that you put together.  We know a lot of time and effort went into tracing the Failor's and gathering the information, we try to keep it updated.  Again, thinking of you in your time of grief and cherish all the happy memories!!

John and Ann Failor Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

I worked for Bob for a number of years (before and during college)  he taught me alot regarding working with people i.e. customer servivehe was one of the many people that had a positive impact for the person that I am. My thoughts and prayers to Mary Ann and the family.  Don Wood

Don Wood Nov 22 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Mr. Williams allowing me to work part time for him at the Esso, (I was only 14 at the time) and thought that I had hit the big time.  Williams Esso was a busy service station as he was very particular and proud of the great reputation that he had established. Fond memories from those times.  Mary Ann and Jeff you have my sympathy. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you both.

Terry Grunden Nov 20 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Bob will be missed by all that had the pleasure to know this great man. Bob could fix anything and was just so gifted mechanically. I had a lot of fun times at Bob’s Exxon spending great times talking with Bob. RIP Uncle Bob!

Chip Thrush Nov 20 2020 12:00 AM

Bob was our neighbor for 27 years and he was the best. He was always ready to help when he could, and believe me there was nothing Bob couldn't do, he was jack of all trades. We will always remember him walking across the street to help or just to visit and chat. RIP our friend, we will miss you but never will forget you. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.

Charlie & Cookie Hutton Nov 20 2020 12:00 AM

"Perce", Bob was my buddy. We drove my 1932 Ford to the first legal NHRA drag race in Linden, N. J. and back in 1954. Rest in peace old friend.

Bruce Larson Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM