Services for John Brendan McWilliams will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton.
Mr. McWilliams died Aug. 18, surrounded by his family, after an 11-year battle with kidney cancer. He was 60 years old.
A lifetime resident of Pleasanton, he was born in Livermore on Feb. 4, 1950, to John L. and Barbara J. McWilliams, who both predeceased him. He attended Pleasanton schools and was a 1968 graduate of Amador Valley High School. After graduating from college in 1971, he began his lifelong career working for the city of Pleasanton's Public Works Department. He retired in 2006 as Chief Utilities Systems Operator.
Mr. McWilliams, like his father before him, enjoyed watching Pleasanton grow and serving this community and its residents. He could always find time to tell a story or two about the "old days" and was proud to call Pleasanton his home.
He is survived by his wife Donna; daughter and son-in-law Erin and Scott Hanau, and daughters Megan and Mallory McWilliams; sisters Lynne (Philip) Champlin, Janis (Larry) Miller and Barbara Eccher, brother Lee McWilliams; and his dog Bailey.
Family, friends and neighbors are invited to a Vigil Service at 7 p.m., tonight in the outdoor grotto of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton.
Donations in Mr. McWilliams's memory may be sent to "The John McWilliams Memorial Fund," c/o US Bank, 749 Main St., Pleasanton 94566, or Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Dublin 94568. Arrangements are being handled by Graham-Hitch Mortuary. Interment will be private.