Vincent Kenneth McWilliams, age 70 of Waterford, passed away peacefully at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Born in Union City on October 5, 1940, he was a son of the late Kenneth Melvin and Marjorie Arlene Cook McWilliams.

McWilliams, Vincent KennethVince managed and owned his own milk hauling business for 50 years, and after retiring in 2008, he enjoyed helping his boys with the family business, Seal N Stripe.

Always with a smile on his face, Vince enjoyed life and was a good friend to many people. He made it his daily routine to drive into Waterford to see his friends at Jake’s. He was active with the American Legion Softball Team and was an avid bowler at LeBoeuf Lanes. Also, Vinnie loved his tractor, his Jeep, and riding his Harley. Most of all, Vince was a great man, father of five, and friend to all. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends more than anyone can know.

Vince is survived by his loving wife Jorja Ryland McWilliams, whom he married August 21, 1993; five children, Michael and his wife Stephanie of Edinboro, Gregory and Shawn, both of Waterford, and Branden and Kenny, both at home. He is also survived by a sister, Vera Powell and husband Richard of Cambridge Springs; two brothers, Vere McWilliams, and John McWilliams and his wife Debbie, all of Waterford; five grandchildren, Corey, Nicholas, Alexis, Ricky, and Hannah; several nieces and nephews; his former wife Katherine Luther; and his lifelong friend Ron Finch.

Visiting hours will be at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be there Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Greg Majchrzak. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501.