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OBIT Lowell Francis Williams 1934-2011

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OBIT Lowell Francis Williams 1934-2011

Posted: 4 Apr 2013 5:14PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 4 Apr 2013 5:15PM GMT
Surnames: Williams, Rice, Myers
NOTE: I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS INDIVIDUAL. JUST POSTING THE OBITUARY ON LOWELL WILLIAMS FROM THE DAYTON (OH) DAILY NEWS 10/22/11

Lowell Francis Williams was born August 12, 1934 in Vanceburg, KY and died October 14, 2011. (KY BIRTH INDEX lists birthplace as Letcher County, KY to mother Ruth Rice). He was awarded a four-year Ford Foundation scholarship as a senior in high school to the University of Louisville. Much to his parents’ dismay, after two years of college, he enlisted in the Army during the Korean War. He returned to college on the GI bill, attended the University of Kentucky earning a BS in physics and a master’s degree in physics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. He married Judith Myers on July 11, 1959 with whom he had two children. Lowell worked in several defense related companies including Avco, Kuras -Alterman, General Dynamics, and MacAuley-Brown. His work involved developing aircraft self-protection technologies. His insight into the practical application of physics provided jobs and opportunities for many. He retired from Defense Research Associates, Inc in Beavercreek, OH. He loved to debate about the origins of the universe, theoretical physics, and religion. He loved tennis, opera, public television, his friends, and family. He was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs, OH. A memorial will be held at the Glen Helen Auditorium in Yellow Springs, Ohio on November 12, 2011 at 2:00PM.

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