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Anchorage Daily News (AK)       July 18, 2003

Timothy Eagleson Williams, 56

            Anchorage resident Timothy Eagleson Williams, 56, a Vietnam veteran and Bronze Star recipient, died in his sleep and was found in his home June 28, 2003.

            A military memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 1 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church, 3900 Wisconsin Ave. The Rev. Vincent Blanco  will officiate.

            Mr. Williams was born Aug. 30, 1946, in Washington, D.C., to Harold and Jean Eagleson Williams. He was educated in the United States and Europe. He graduated from Dreux American High School in Dreux,  France. Returning to the United States, he attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., and the University of Maryland.

            He enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 1966. He worked in communications and as an administrative assistant. His tours of duty included Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Gordon, Ga., and Vietnam. He finished his military service at the Pentagon, where he was honorably discharged in August 1969.

            Mr. Williams then attended the Lewis Hotel-Motel School in
Washington, D.C. After graduation, he worked as beverage director at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. He moved to Anchorage in 1977 and established himself as head bartender at the Sheffield Hotels. He later worked for Club Paris, 515 Club, La Cabana, Murmac Lounge, Alaska Railroad and as a banquet bartender at several Alaska establishments.

            A friend said, "Tim was a gregarious fellow (who) always had a story to tell."

            His 25 years of service as a trade unionist included his tenure as executive board officer to Bartenders Union Local 883, labor trustee to Bartenders Pension Trust and business representative to Hotel/Restaurant Union Local 878.

            He was an active member of The American Legion, Jack Henry Post 1 in Anchorage.

            His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by a cousin, Jennie Claire of Proctor, Hidden Hills, Calif.; and his extended Anchorage family, Mary Ann Molitor and her sons Michael and Thomas and her daughters Teresa Brady and Patricia Kopp.

            Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Vietnam Memorial, 1023 15th St. N.W., Second Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005.

           Burial will be in the family plot at Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, with a graveside service performed by The American Legion. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.