Julia I. Williams, 83, of Springfield, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, April 1, 2008, in Oakwood Village Glaesner Care Center.
She was born in Sandusky, Sept. 18, 1924, the daughter of the late Samuel and Lucille (Kane) Lombardy. Julia and Secondo Williams owned and operated Williams Music in the Sandusky area, Mansfield, and Ashland where she taught the accordion. They also owned and operated The Record Shop in Sandusky, the Park Avenue Beer Dock and the Spaghetti Bowl Restaurant in Mansfield. She was a former member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Lexington, Ohio, where she volunteered her time to the service of others. Her volunteering also extended to "The Store" in Mansfield which helped the needy and underprivileged. Julia was loved and respected by all who knew her, showed her love and care to others, and was never known to meet a stranger.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carol (Williams) (Frizzell) and Doug Geyer of Springfield; son, Greg Harriston of Cincinnati; five grandchildren and spouses, Kenny and Barbara Frizzell, Joe and Teresa Frizzell, Ed and Christi Frizzell, Matt and Yvonne Geyer, and Molly and Tyler Sagraves; 15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Deanna Kubach of Willard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Secondo A. Williams, Dec. 10, 2007; two sisters, Mildred Capucini and Delores Fultz; and three brothers, Lawrence, Tom, and Don Lombardy.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Oakwood Village Chapel with Deacon Jack Gould officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contribu¹tions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38015 or Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205. You may express condolences to the family at littletonandrue.com.