Bruce T. Williams

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 April 2020 at 3:52 pm

Bruce WilliamsBruce T. Williams, 81, of Lockport, passed away on April 11, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born on Feb. 26, 1939 in Medina to John Norbert and Mary Albertine (Thomas) Williams.

Bruce was an inventor, entrepreneur, world traveler and philanthropist. After serving in the U.S. Army Reserve, he established Trek Inc. in 1968, founded Trek Japan KK in 1987, and, at age 78, launched Electrical Energy Limited LLC. As a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of high-voltage amplifiers and electrostatic measuring equipment, Bruce held 19 patents in addition to one assigned with his brother. He frequently contributed to many charities throughout his life and, in 2007, he established the Bruce T. Williams Family Foundation.

In 2009, he was honored as one of Lockport High School’s most distinguished alumni. Bruce enjoyed memberships in the American Legion and the Rotary Club of Middleport. In his free time, he traveled the world with his family and friends. New Zealand was one of his favorite destinations. When he wasn’t traveling, he enjoyed hosting get-togethers at his lake house in Barker and caring for his beloved pets, Webster, Nellie and Mayzi. He was perhaps best known for his love of The New York Times crossword puzzle, his witty jokes and puns, and his warm and generous heart.

In addition to his parents, Bruce was predeceased by his twin brother, Robert.

He is survived by the love of his life, Dale S. Nikitas; sisters, Patricia (late Leonard) Rounds and Marilyn (late Jerome) Carney; daughters, Kathy Ludwig, Paula Wells and Julie (Thomas) Kincaid; sister-in-law, Charlene Williams; Dale’s sons, Stephen (Tara) Nikitas and Paul Nikitas; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and close friends.

A service will be held at a later date. He will be laid to rest at Cold Springs Cemetery in Lockport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to The Lockport High School Scholarship Foundation, c/o Grace Scirto, 250 Lincoln Ave., Lockport NY 14094; or to Lockport CARES Inc., P.O. Box 586, Lockport NY 14095.

Arrangements were handled by Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, Lockport.