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Date of Birth: November 01, 1948

Date of Death: December 27, 2022

Michael "Mike" Williams of Phoenix, AZ, age 74, passed away Tuesday, December 27 after losing his fight to lung cancer. He was born on November 1, 1948, son of the late Rosemary Gurley. Mike is survived by his loving wife Maureen Williams, son Troy Williams and daughter-in-law Tracey Kurihara of San Mateo, CA.; grandchildren Benjamin, Evan and Presley Williams; Sister-in-Law Patricia (Trish) Florimonte, her Husband Mark and his niece Danielle (Dani) Lichty and her family plus many other close friends he considered "family". Mike grew up in Sacramento CA., and attended Norte Del Rio High School, Class of 1966. He enlisted in the Army in 1966 and spent 3 years serving his country abroad in Germany. Mike lived in Thousand Oaks CA. for many years and finally settled in Phoenix AZ where he has spent the last 17 years, retiring at age 62 from his career in finance and marketing. Everyone who knew Mike felt his big heart and giving nature. Those who had the opportunity to spend time with Mike appreciated his honesty and sense of humor. Mike truly represented a "what you see is what you get" human being, which is so rare in the world we live in today. Mike loved spending time with his friends David, Celeste, Dave, Marcie, Greg, Brenda, Marie, Jackie, Steve, Mary, Armando, Sandra, Lynn and many others who he considered "his family". He will be missed especially by his devoted wife of 33 years, with whom he spent countless hours traveling, watching NASCAR and enjoying the home he so loved. He was a huge fan of all Phoenix sports - especially the Cardinals. A celebration of his life will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024 on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM. We will have a short memorial service, time for sharing your stories of Mike, and fellowship after. The family would like to thank the ICU team at Banner Estrella especially our special Critical Care Nurse Rachel, Cai and Dr. Bayasi for their compassionate care during Mike’s short stay.

Service Information

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024 Friday, February 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM