Heather Lynn Williamson


Heather Lynn Williamson, 48, of North Beach, Maryland, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away April 28, 2019. Born December 7, 1970 in Johnstown, PA, daughter of Donald "Ivy" Williamson and Karen Fugini. Proceeded in death by paternal grandfather, Glenn M. Williamson and maternal grandparents, Bertha and Lewis Fugini. She is survived by her mother and father; paternal grandmother, Sara Williamson; sister, Danea (Justin) Koss; brother, Devon (Becca) Williamson; as well as nephews Zach & Roan Koss, Cole Williamson and niece, Olivia Griffith. Heather was a Navy veteran, receiving the rank of corpsman. She was a registered nurse receiving both a bachelors and masters degree in nursing, and was employed as the Regional Care Director of Carefirst in Canton, MD. Heather was known for her amazing sense of style, class and humor. She loved spending time with family & friends. She was passionate about her work and loved to travel and experience different cultures. Her home was a special place for her - filled with her many cross-stitch works - and was recently featured in the Twin Beaches Home & Garden Tour. At her request there will be no viewing. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 3rd, at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, the Rev. Msgr. David Lockard, celebrant. A gathering of friends will be held from 10:30 a.m., until the time of Mass on Friday at Holy Name Narthex. The family will hold a private interment at Holy Name Mausoleum, followed by a luncheon. Arrangements are in the care of the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Ebensburg. In lieu of flowers, donations in Heather's memory may be made to American Cancer Society.
Published on April 30, 2019
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Mark Shafer
May 30, 2019
I am heartbroken.
Max Allegretta
May 28, 2019
I am filled with grief at the loss of such a beautiful person. Heather made an everlasting impact on me through her love and friendship over the many years, and I will never forget her.

My thoughts and prayers are with Heather's entire family. May God comfort you and help you find peace.
Kelly Lawrence
May 03, 2019
Heather had a special energy that always made me feel better just to be around her. I only wish I would have kept in touch better. Life is so precious. Danea, Devon, Karen, and Ivy, I am so sorry for your loss.
Kelly Cordoro
May 03, 2019
Heather's easy smile, individual style, kindness and warmth are among the qualities that made her shine. Growing up as her neighbor brought fun in unexpected ways, exposure to a world different from my own, and witness to her inspiring sense of self. Words cannot express the sadness in my heart, and that of my entire family, knowing that the world has lost her. I cherish the memories I have of Heather in school, in the neighborhood, and after hours. Heather may you rest in eternal peace. God Bless the entire Williamson family.
LCDR Nick Burnett, NC, USN, Ret.
May 02, 2019
I had the unique pleasure to meet Heather as she began her journey into healthcare. I was her instructor at Hospital Corps School Great Lakes. She was a delight! Bright and enthusiastic. Many years have passed and I am so proud of the Nurse she became. I mourn her loss but am thankful for all she contributed in her short life. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate. RIP, We have the watch!
Elizabeth (Reader) Halloran
May 02, 2019
The world lost a great shipmate, heaven gained an angel.
Sue Orsargos
May 02, 2019
Karen, my heart is aching for you and your family, may God’s tender hand of comfort embrace you all in this difficult time
Nancy Nagle
May 02, 2019
Thinking of you, Sonny & Aunt Sara, at this very sad time for you.
Melanie Cordoro
May 02, 2019
Heather - you were clearly needed more in Heaven than here on earth though that does not help those of us left behind understand why you were taken so early.

I will always cherish our childhood moments of fun, friendship and mischief like "gloopsticking" and having a little "garden snack". I will always remember your laugh and your smile and be thankful that we were able to reconnect as adults.

Rest Easy Sailor, We have The Watch

Lifting Karen, Ivy, Danea, Devon and your families in prayer. Deepest sympathy on this loss.
Linda and Rich
May 02, 2019
We are so sorry that this should happen to your family. No parent should have to loose a child. May God grant you the strength to find some peace and solace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Amy Hahn-Kirsch
May 02, 2019
God gained another beautiful angel much too early - rest in peace Heather.
My love, thoughts, and prayers to your family.
Beatrice Miller
May 01, 2019
Heather was caring and great to work with. She will be missed. She was dedicated to her team and was well respected.
Toni Hawkins
May 01, 2019
I appreciate Heather for being such a knowledgeable nurse and leader. Forward thinking and future goals was always included during one on one discussions. I will continue to keep Heather's family in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Heather will certainly be missed.
Chuck Bagley
May 01, 2019
I am very sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. We have had many good laughs in our younger days. My thoughts and prayers to her family. Rest In Peace old friend.
Jennifer Vargo
May 01, 2019
Karen , I am so sorry to hear about your daughter . My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time .
Jennifer Vargo
Sue Alexander
May 01, 2019
Deepest sympathies to your family on the loss of your beloved Heather.
May 01, 2019
I am sorry for the loss of such a beautiful woman, taken much to early in her life. My prayers go out to her family
Ron Kush
May 01, 2019
Heather will be missed by so many. My condolences.
Heather Glass
May 01, 2019
Knowing and working with Heather was an honor. Heather was not only an amazing nurse and leader, she was a wonderful and beautiful person. Definitely known for her style and fashion. I'm so grateful to have known her. Being around her has truly made an impact on me because she was always genuinely kind and compassionate. She will be dearly missed. To Heather's family, may your memories with her provide you comfort during this difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss, sending my deepest sympathies.
Leo and Linda Benoni
May 01, 2019
We are so sorry about the loss of your daughter. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Chip Kissell
May 01, 2019
Karen, so sorry for you loss
Gary and Sandy Polchito
May 01, 2019
Ivy; I'm so sorry to hear this news. Such a young life taken away so soon. I'm sad for your entire family for your loss. I'm sure she will be greatly missed. Gary
Jim Estep
Apr 30, 2019
Words escape me, my friends. Godspeed, Heather.

Apr 30, 2019
Heather is a special woman and with a big heart. She will be missed.
Leena Oommen
Apr 30, 2019
Immensely sorry to hear about the passing of
Heather. I worked with her for Medstar VNA. I will always remember her for loving life, and being such a fun person to be around. A great nurse and a great patient advocate. Praying for her family and friends. May our Great God keep his arms wrapped around her family and friend and give you comfort is my prayer.