Teresa (Terry) Considine Williams, of Hudson, youngest of the 11 children born to Edward J. and Catherine C. Considine of Akron, died March 26, 2022. Preceding her in death, her newspaperman husband, William Brian Williams; their daughter, the remarkable Katy Considine Williams; brothers: James, Edward, Robert, Richard, William, Howard, and Paul and sisters: Mary Reymann, Kathleen Ostroski, and Jeannette McCormick. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Terry began her journalism career as a copy kid at the Akron Beacon Journal, while still at St. Mary's High School (Akron) and covered traffic and police courts and wrote features. She later became public relations director for the Cleveland Health Museum, and wrote a Sunday column, "Guarding Your Health" for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Her varied career included writing radio and TV scripts for United Appeal; publicity director for the original Cleveland radio station WERE; first woman head of the News Bureau at John Carroll University; radio/TV reporter and columnist for the Plain Dealer, where she met her husband. Company policy held that one of them had to leave when they married. Brian became Suburban Editor of the Plain Dealer and wrote a popular Sunday column, "Crab Grass".
In addition to free-lancing magazine and newspaper articles, she became a speech writer at Griswold Eshleman, Ohio's largest advertising and public relations firm; and was then invited to become Public Relations Director for the syndicated Mike Douglas TV Show.
When the family relocated to New York, Terry first worked for the United Nations, writing clarifying blurbs about their new books. She then became a Contributing Editor for Hoke Communications, Inc. which published Direct Marketing and Fund-Raising Management magazines and news letters. For five years she covered the U.S. Postal Service and its effect on those fields, traveling frequently to Washington DC.
Finally, for over 11 years, she was a reporter and writer for The New York Times, covering Long Island. Her ashes will be sent for burial on Long Island where she lived for 30 years.
Memorial service will be 5:00pm Friday at the Hummel Funeral Home 500 E. Exchange St. Akron, Ohio 44304, where friends may call one hour prior.
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