Dr. Robert E. Williams Jr., a retired orthodontist who was on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and active with the Boy Scouts, died May 3 of a massive heart attack at his Towson home.
He was 73.
Robert Earl Williams Jr., the son of Dr. Robert E. Williams Sr., an orthodontist, and Dr. Jean Allen Williams, an educator, was born in Braddock, Pa., and raised in Erie, Pa.
A 1963 graduate of Fairview High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree in three years from the University of Pittsburgh and obtained his dental degree, also from Pitt, in 1966.
In 1965, as a college student, Dr. Williams participated in the historic Student Nonviolent...