Gary Wayne Williams

Sep 2 1956
Mar 18 2024
67 Years
West Caln Township, Chester Co., PA

Gary Wayne Williams, 67, of West Caln Township, PA, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2024, in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Don B. and Dorothy (Clayton) Williams.

Gary attended Eastern University and Villanova University and earned his Associate Degree in Business. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army National Guard. He was a police officer for Caln Township and retired as K-9 corporal with the West Brandywine Police Department. 

Gary enjoyed target shooting, hunting and fishing with his boys, cooking, going for Sunday drives after church and vacations to Wildwood. He enjoyed military history, collecting antiques, and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his sons, Chris Williams of Portland, OR, Erick (Vanessa) Williams of Edmond, OK, and Thomas Williams of Coatesville, and 3 grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Malachi Chapel, 76 St. Malachi Rd. Cochranville, PA, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.  Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to any animal rescue.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Mar 22 2024 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
St. Malachi Chapel


To the Williams family,

I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing.  I have fond memories of our interactions when I was a young attorney working in law enforcement.   In the last several years he stopped by my office in West Chester occasionally and would bring his K-9 companion with him.  He was very dedicated to his job and was always a pleasure to be around.  He will be missed.  Please accept my condolences.


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Thank you to everyone who has sent their condolences and prayers. We are grateful to everyone who knew Dad and loved him. 

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We have fond memories of Officer Williams bringing Rudy in to our children's school for visits. We're so sorry for your loss. The Scalia family.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Gary the night I was almost killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver at the intersection of Rt 322 and Rt 82.  He was the nicest officer and went out of his way to be sure I was ok.  He offered assistance after the accident above and beyond.  I also recall Gary bringing in Rudy to South Brandywine school and to the old Flying Machine Cafe.

Just a stand up guy all around.

Rest in peace, Gary.  Thank you for your service.

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Peace and love to you all! Prayers, kisses and hugs being sent!! 

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So sorry to learn of Gary's passing. Worked with Gary and spent time with him over many years. Be at peace my friend

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   So sorry to hear about Gary's passing.  First met him when our house was broken into on Lafayette road.  He became a friend for many years after that. Admired how he so brilliantly trained Rudy to be an excellent police dog.  Had many lunches with him at the airport cafe.  He was fun to be with and missed him after we moved out of state.  May he rest in peace.



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Gary was a great friend and caring neighbor for many years! Always thinking of others and shared his love for cooking delicious meals. RIP Gary! The McGinley Family.

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I met Gary about 20 years ago in Caln Township.  He and Rudy, and later, his other dogs, visited my work place(s) and it was always a pleasure.  He will be missed.

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So very sorry for your loss! Officer Williams was the best and I was happy to have him work in the townships I lived! funny story - He stopped me once when I was frantically trying to get my Altar servers to Mass on time! Hard nails attitude until he saw the cassocks flying in the window- let me go! Years later I would teach his 3 boys and see him often in his signature jump boots uniform with Rudy by his side. RIP Officer Gary Williams..GodSpeed

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