Sunday, December 04, 2016

Former PD, Newsday reporter passes away

William Brian Williams, former PD and New York Newsday editor/columnist reporter, passed away Wednesday, December 1.

William Brian Williams
Calling hours will be at Hummel Funeral Home in Akron with burial in Colorado and a memorial mass in the future at Hudson’s St. Mary’s Church.

His obituary:

William Brian Williams

Wm. Brian Williams of Hudson, died Wednesday, Dec. 1 after a courageous three-month battle against complications of Achalasia, a disorder of the esophagus that interferes with food digestion. He was 82.

He and his wife, Teresa (Terry) Considine and their daughter, Katy, moved back to Ohio 11 years ago, after 30 years in New York, where for 24 years, Brian was an editor/writer for New York Newsday, the country’s largest afternoon newspaper and after retirement, an editor for Doubleday Book Clubs.

A native of Colorado, Brian was a reporter, editor and columnist for 11 years at The Cleveland Plain Dealer, where he met his wife. He moved to the San Diego Union for four years and then on to New York.

In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by his sister, Mary, of Napa Valley, Calif.; and his nephew, Nick Wingfield, Seattle Bureau Chief for the New York Times; as well as numerous Considine relatives.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hummel Funeral Home, 500 E. Exchange St. in Akron. Rev. Fr. Edward J. Kordas, pastor of St. Mary’s, Hudson, will lead a prayer service at 6 p.m.

Burial will be in Colorado. A memorial mass will be said at St. Mary’s Church, Hudson at a future date.

In remembrance, Brian suggested we all laugh a little more and when meeting someone challenged with a disability that we pretend it isn’t there and get to know the real person.

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