Ethan Douglas Williams, beloved son of Ashtabula-native David Williams, passed away unexpectedly on September 18, 2021 at his residence in Florida. He was 22 years old. Ethan was born and raised in California with his dad and three bothers: Dean, Brennan, and Greyson.
Ethan grew up in Southern California, but had roots in Ashtabula where he, his brothers, cousins, and aunt gathered at his grandparent’s house during the summer. He was a frequent visitor to Ashtabula where, each year, he and other family members would catch fireflies in the backyard followed by “camping out” in the living room. A family trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky was always on the agenda and before long, Ethan grew tall enough to ride every roller coaster. It was there, and with his family, that his mischievous smile and infectious laughter came to life.
Ethan was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed football. As a teenager, he coached a PeeWee Football team where he had a significant impact on the players who he mentored in football and in life. He led them to three championships over a four-year period defeating other teams coached by more experienced adults.
He is survived by his father David, older brother Dean Williams and his wife Marisa, and younger brothers Brennan and Greyson all of California. He also leaves his grandmother Norma Williams and her husband Herb Watts, both of Ashtabula, two cousins Ian Gorske (Massachusetts) and Taylor Gorske (Cambridge, England) and his aunt, Sharyn Williams, also of Massachusetts.
Ethan, a son, grandson, brother, cousin, and nephew will be missed by his loving family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, November 5 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 615 West Prospect Rd. in Ashtabula and will be officiated by Pastor Michael Meranda.
Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 pm until the time of service at the church.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Home, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Ethan Williams family.
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