Mark "Geezer" Williams Mark Williams was taken from us on July 25, 2012, after a short but corageous battle with cancer. He was affectionatly known as "Geezer" to family and friends, and his passing has left us all with a huge hole in out hearts that may never be filled.
But we can take comfort in having experienced his love, kidness, generosity, and graciousness.
Orginally from Walthamstow, England, a suburb of London, he was a proud East End boy until he moved to the US in 1983. He arrived here a pastry chef and shortly thereafter was given the opportunity to ply his skills in the building trades. He soon realized his abilities and thrived in a career as a carpenter and builder. His skills and craftsmanship were always on display as a result of the countless hours he spent restoring his antique captain's home in the South Dennis historic district. His home was a focal point for holiday gatherings, birthdays, and cook outs for family and friends. He welcomed all with open arms, a hug and a handshake.
After 20 plus years of working with his hands, he taught himself architectural drawing and design. He soon started his business, MW Design, and in typical "Geez" fashion, it wasn't long before he was producing award winning home designs for Minglewood Homes of Chatham, that were featured in fine home building magazines.
Geez also had a passion for music and was an accomplished guitar player, playing in club bands on the Cape as well as Charleston, SC. He was especially fond of the Blues. Seeing him "jam" on stage was quite a sight and made us all feel like we knew a celebrity, because to us he was. He was always in a good mood and his sense of humor made you forget about any troubles you may have been having.
Mark is survived by the love of his life and soul mate, Pamela Tomchak, his mother, Margaret Sussex, father Tom Williams, sister Jo Snodden, brother Lee Williams and close family and friends too numerous to list.
His life was unfairly cut short at the age of 53, but even as his illness was taking it's toll, Mark displayed immense courage. In typical "Geez" fashion, he never once complained, always thinking of others to the end. Here's to brother "Geezer", one hell of a guy.
A Celebration of Mark's life will be held on Tuesday, July 31st, from 4 - 7 PM at 17 Upper County Road, S. Dennis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mark Williams Benefit Fund, c/o Cape Cod 5 Cents Savings Bank.