In Memory of Henry Williams

It is with great sympathy that we report the passing of CWEA Santa Ana River Basin Section Past President Henry Williams. Henry entered the United States Army in 1951, where he honorably served until 1955. He lived in San Bernardino County for 9 years and worked for the City of Riverside as Water Quality Control Supervisor for 38 years. He will be dearly missed, by all those whose life he touched.

Henry was a long-time friend and an inspiration to me in the Collection System group.  He was so involved for many years and even after retirement continued to mentor so many younger wastewater professionals.  He will be missed. – Phil Scott, CWEA Immediate Past President

It is because of Henry that I became involved with the SARBS Board of Directors. – Berlinda Blackburn, CWEA Board of Director

The Memorial Service for Henry Williams is on November 20th 2016 at 1:30 pm at:


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4 comments on “In Memory of Henry Williams

  1. Rashi Gupta, Past President SARBS says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Henry’s family. Henry did so much for the SARBS community, and stayed involved even after his retirement. We are grateful for his service.

  2. Steve Agor says:

    My sincere condolences and blessing to Henry’s family. Henry was always so engaging, had a friendly smile for everyone and a dedicated wastewater professional and CWEA volunteer.
    RIP my friend – Steve Agor, CWEA Past President (2005)

  3. Berlinda Blackburn says:

    Mr. Williams, thank you for taking the time to invest in me. You provided the catalyst to get more involved with CWEA through my time with the Santa Ana River Section of the association. Your many words of wisdom will be missed but will live on as I will pass on the knowledge you shared as my mentor. Your friend, Berlinda..

  4. Paula Zeller says:

    A wonderful service for Henry with a variety of people attending. There was a comment about Henry’s stories starting with “Well, you know…” and another comment about his enjoyment of food – a typical SARBS dinner meeting. A big hug for Dorothy and his family during this season – we will miss him.
    Paula Zeller, SARBS Past President (1999) and CWEA Past President (2007)

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