The family of the late Peter Williams,
a longtime member of the College's grounds staff, is inviting members of the
College community to a committal service on Friday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Union College Plot in Vale
died June 3 at the age of 68.
He began with the College in 1964
and retired in 2000. More than 100 colleagues attended his retirement party,
held on the occasion of his 65th birthday, and sang a chorus of “Happy
He was cited at the event by
President Roger Hull, who acknowledged that Williams
should get much of the credit for the College's then-recent beautification
award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
contributions to campus beautification also were recognized by the Class of
1993, which presented him with a special citation at their Commencement.
was the son of the late Clinton Williams,
professor of civil engineering at Union. Survivors
include two brothers and a sister.
The College Plot is on the left
about one-quarter mile inside the Nott Terrace gate of Vale
Cemetery. Arrangements are with
Kazyaka Funeral Home, Schenectady.