Sunrise: Steven Clyde Williams Sr. of Homewood, PA was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December
26, 1950 to the late Robert Lee Williams Sr. and Winifred Williams.
Growing up: Steve grew up in loving home, full of family and bustling with fun. He was the middle child of 3 children. He loved being outdoors—he was a boy scout, taught himself how to swim, and traded baseball cards. He was known as the fastest runner in his neighborhood.
By his senior year in high school, he was Homecoming King. He was incredibly intelligent and took an interest in technology following graduation from Westinghouse in 1969.
Livelihood: He valued hard work, and worked many jobs before starting his career at Duquesne Light Electric Company. He began as a hot stick lineman, and because of his keen love of learning, he attended Dean Institute of Technology and Point Park College, obtaining his technical degree in electrical design. He was promoted to an Electrical design technician. He completed 45 years of service and was awarded for having most outstanding employee attendance. For many years, he also volunteered at the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as a boxer and sorter, it was his way of giving back to his community.
Love and Devotion: In 1976, he met and married the love of his life, Joan Roper of Washington D.C. They knew right away that they would be married and have a family, and it came to be a beautiful 44 years. He was a kind hearted and spiritual man. He was a devoted husband, father and proud grandfather. He loved to travel, and took his family on yearly vacations to Niagara Falls, Virginia Beach and Disney World. He enjoyed taking his children and grandchildren to concerts and parks, the library, museums and the zoo.He was an avid biker, and frequented many trails, but his favorites were the Eliza Furnace and Montour Trails.
A Love of Music: Steve had many talents, and as a self-taught percussionist, he established himself as a well-respected musician. His passion was for Latin-Jazz music, as he performed at the Pittsburgh Jazz, Pittsburgh Live International Festivals, and for the Latin American Studies Department at University of Pittsburgh. He had the pleasure of opening for distinguished acts such Barry Manilow, played with the renowned Frank Cunimondo, and was invited to perform with national and international acts such as Dianne Reeves, Giovanni Hidalgo, Andy Duran’s Afro-Cuban Latin big band and Afro-Cuban All Stars. He also collected exotic drums from around the world.
Sunset: With the support of hospice care, on the morning of September 24, 2020, he departed this world in the comfort of his home, while in the arms of his loving wife. Left to cherish and honor his legacy are his loving wife, Joan Williams, his children, Shyla D. Scott, Dane R. Williams, Steve Williams Jr. and Quinn Williams, his siblings, Robert Jr. and Gail Williams and his mother, Mrs. Winifred Williams, and mother- in-law, Mrs. Pearl Roper (Virginia), sister-in-law, Jeanette Roper (Virginia), brother-in-law, Tony Roper (DC) and son-in-law, Cory Scott, daughter-in-laws, Stefanie LaBorda, Bernadette Ceravolo, Jaide Williams and grandchildren Steven III, Andrea, Gabriella, Cory, Jaden, Aiden and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and many others.
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