Watsonville native David Williams died suddenly on Monday, March 25, 2013, after a hard fought battle with cancer surrounded by his family. He 70.
Mr. Williams was born Sept. 11, 1942 to Harold and Mary Williams. He attended Moreland Notre Dame and continued on to Mora Central High School. Starting out as a volunteer firefighter before joining the department full time in 1965 and devoting the next 34 years as a civil servant to his admiring community. Working his way up the ranks first as Captain, Fire Inspector, Fire Marshall, and eventually Assistant Chief.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Williams. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Diane Williams; and two children, Jim and Joann Williams; three grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Lorraine) and Robert Williams (Mitzi); a sister Dona (Ken) Taylor; brothers and sisters in law, Don and Dolores French, Dick and Barbara Beilby, and David Beilby along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A public viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on April 1, at the Ave Maria Chapel located at 609 Main St. with procession to Our Lady Help of Christians Valley Catholic Church at 2401 East Lake Ave. for a Noon Rosary and Mass. Family request donations be made in Mr. Williams' memory to the Katz Cancer Resource Center at 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, Ca 95060
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