SARASOTA, Fla. — Dr. Stanley Arthur Williams, age 78, of Sarasota, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022.
He was born July 2, 1943, in East Liverpool, to the late Arthur and Vida Williams.
Stan was raised in northeast Ohio, where he graduated from Hayesville High School in 1961. He then attended The Ohio State University, where he completed both his undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees, resulting in his lifelong loyalty to the Buckeyes. He also received his Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio University.
Stan owned his own dental practice in Newton Falls until 1990, when he and his family relocated to Sarasota, where he continued to be an avid investor. He was particularly proud of his investment in Moderne Methode and the opportunity it afforded to partner with a close family friend in France. In Sarasota, he was a founder and board member of Suncoast Bank, a member and former board member of both The Field Club and Ringling College of Art and Design. Stan enjoyed biking, reading, sports cars, men’s fashion and traveling with family. He had fond memories of trips to Kiawah, Nantucket, New York City, France, Italy and Disney World. He was passionate about education, encouraging achievement not only for his daughters and grandchildren, but also for many close family members and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Merry; daughters, Marsha Williams (Maroun), Monica Theis, Kelly Ruby (Danny) and Katie Vaz (Mario); siblings, Janice Frischkorn, Thom Williams, Myra Lingle and Randy Williams; and grandchildren, Nathan and Justine Moussallem, Allyson and Ryan Theis, Olivia and Ava Ruby and Will Vaz.
Stan was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Williams; and his son-in-law, Bob Theis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in Stan’s honor, may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, pkdcure.org or to the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, fcsf.org.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmsmemorial.com for the Williams family.