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WILLIAMS, Alexander Duncan "Chip"
WILLIAMS - Alexander Duncan "Chip" Age 61, of Aspen, Colorado, passed away on April, 14, 2016, at his home in the Rocky Mountains. Chip was born in Buffalo to John and Ellen Williams on June 10, 1954. He attended Nichols High School and graduated in 1973. He spent his summers working for his father at Williams Gold Refining Company. During his youth, his Shamrock hockey team including lifelong friends such as Kurt Ziemendorf, Rick Zeller, and Jay Waters won numerous state championships. He attended Hamilton College where he played Varsity Soccer and Varsity Hockey - he was the Hamilton soccer team's leading scorer and captain. Following college, Chip moved to Aspen and played hockey and worked. He had a passion for traveling and perhaps his favorite trip was with his best friend Jay Waters covering all the corners of both the United States and Canada where they managed to take in over 15 major league baseball games. Chip returned to Buffalo and began to work at EF Hutton as a stock broker. He spent summers at a home in Thunder Bay and in Northern Canada on Slipper Lake. It was at this time his two children John Alexander Williams II and Kelly Phalen Williams were born. The call of the Rocky Mountains ran deep in Chip's blood - After ten years in Buffalo, Chip moved back to Aspen where he was a Real Estate agent for Mason and Morse and then transitioned to mortgage origination for Mountain Mortgage Center. Chip's life centered around his two children John and Kelly. He prioritized their life, their fun, and their passions above all else. He was a great father, great brother to siblings Emmy and Scott, and a great friend. Chip's daughter Kelly and fiance; Oscar Medina are expecting Chip's 1st grandchild, Skyler Oak Medina in May. Chip is preceded in death by his mother Ellen and cousin Rob Kells. He is survived by his father John and stepmother Ann, sister Emily W. Reynolds, brother Scott Williams, children John Alexander Williams and Kelly Phalen Williams, and cousins Dee Drew, Katheryn O'Brien, Tory Williams, Lee Klopfer, Nancy Kells, Nina Rogers, John D. Williams, and Risa McMillan. Condolences may be left in the online guestbook. Funeral service will be held in Buffalo this summer at a time to be determined.