Christopher Russell Wil-liams, 53, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 in Syracuse after a long battle with ALS. He was born in Islip September 28, 1955, grew up in Margaretville and settled in Syracuse with his wife, Denise.
Chris was a carpenter by trade with a passion for designing and building. In his youth Chris was an athlete of all sports and a member of the Scitamard Society.
He served his country in the Marine Corps.
Chris had a love for life and people, His kind and easy going personality will be missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are his wife of four years, Denise Marie Canino; daughters, Kimberly, Christina, Heather and Heidi; sisters, Mary, Carol (Chris), Margaret, Patty, and Colleen; brothers, Kenny (Denise) and Michael. Also surviving are several nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Patricia Williams.
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 18 at Pirro & Sons Funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ALS Upstate New York Chapter, MDA, or Hospice of New York.