Pax Thomas Williams
May 24, 2014
Pax Thomas Williams, 54, of
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania died unexpectedly on Saturday, May
24, 2014 while scuba diving.
Pax was born in Wilmington,
Delaware. He graduated from Newark High School, and went on to
college at the University of Delaware where he received
bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science
in 1982 and 1985. Pax was an accomplished competitive swimmer
and never lost his love of the water. Pax married Kathleen
McKearin in 1985 and lived for 17 years in Maryland before
moving to Kennett Square in 2002.
Pax worked in the area of
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defense
technology for over 28 years, first as a civilian employee of
the Department of Defense, and then for Battelle Memorial
Institute. He led the technical development of multiple pieces
of equipment currently employed to protect soldiers from CBRN
threats. In addition to the wide technical expertise required,
Pax was known within the CBRN community for being exceptionally
kind to all of the staff that worked with him on these programs.
Pax was a devoted father,
husband, recent grandfather and great friend. Pax loved skiing,
hiking, scuba diving and cycling and enjoyed all of these
activities and more with his family and friends.
Pax is survived by his wife
Kathy, his son Sean Williams, daughter Casey Irwin, son-in-law
Scott Irwin and his precious granddaughter, Gwen Irwin, his
parents, Ralph and Bernice Williams, and his brothers Rim and
A viewing will be held at
CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
on Thursday, May 29th, from 6-8 PM. Additional visitation will
be held at Willowdale Chapel, 675 Unionville Road, Kennett
Square, PA 19348, on Friday, May 30, from 9-10:30 AM with the
funeral service to follow at 10:30 a.m. The burial immediately
following at Head of Christiana Cemetery in Newark, Delaware.It is that time of year again
for the next NHS ALL Class Reunion at the Deer Park!
NHS All Class Reunion
was a Success with the Class of 78 showing their spirit!
We had a great turnout for our get-together on Nov. 30! We had
193 people (that signed in!), a few more than a year ago and
many more than the 110 that we had in March! The earliest class
represented was 1956, with the most recent being 2007. The
class with the most attendees was the class of 1978, with 17
people attending! The 1970's and 1980's had the biggest
turnouts. We cut down on the amount of food ordered this time;
it seemed to be the right amount. After paying the Deer Park,
we cleared $1301!
Thank you again to everyone who helped out and who came and