Ron Williams

Obituary of Ron Williams

Ronald Chris Williams passed at his home in Capitola surrounded by his family on the evening of March 4, 2024.


He was born 83 years earlier on March 5, 1941, in Hollister, CA. as the oldest child of Russell and June Williams.  His younger years were spent in Hollister and Santa Cruz with his parents and two sisters, Kathy and Cindy.  As a teenager, he lived in Hollister with his grandparents Chris and Ruth Smith and he raised wild owls and hawks. He later joined the Navy and travelled the world on the aircraft carrier “Bonham Richard”. After his return to Santa Cruz, he became a master in several styles of martial arts, achieving a tenth-degree black belt in karate.  Ron also thrived in small business, owning a local car stereo shop, The House of Sounds, which he expanded to include other car services as well as property management.  His family remembers him as a “MacGyver”, solving problems using just what he had around (duct tape and bungee cords were favorites). He loved his friends and family deeply.  Later in life, his Catholic faith became very important to him and he attended mass daily at Resurrection Church.


He is survived by his daughters Ronda Williams and Taylor Capozziello (Corey), grandson Tim Barnes (Ashley Lynch), great-granddaughter Isla Barnes, sister Kathleen Mitchell (Lee), niece Melissa Ruelas (Frank), nephews Lawrence Mitchell (Ana), Lance Mitchell (Kiera), Scott Montagna, and Mike Montagna.


A Celebration of Life will be celebrated on Saturday, March 23, beginning at 9:30 am at Resurrection Catholic Church (7600 Soquel Drive in Aptos) A committal ceremony with military honors will immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery on 7th Ave in Santa Cruz at 11am with a reception to follow.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Coats for Kids (℅ Knights of Columbus link:,  Markey Center Building Project at Resurrection Church (by clicking on the large logo (button) of the church’s website) or the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (


Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Resurrection Catholic Church
7600 Soquel Drive
Aptos , California, United States

Committal Ceremony with Military Honors

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Holy Cross Cemetery, Santa Cruz, CA
2271 7th Avenue Santa
Cruz, California, United States
(831) 475-3222
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