Marquis Kenneth Williams

Marquis Kenneth Williams, of Surprise, Arizona passed away 06/04/13 from complications of Alzheimers disease. Survived by: Wife Marilee; daughter Bronwen Sainsbury and husband John (Seattle, WA), and sons Josh Williams and wife Lakshmi Muirhead (Seattle, WA), Mathew Fitch and wife Robin (Fayetteville, NC) and Jason Fitch and wife Mary Jane (Swampscott, MA); nine grandchildren; brother Wade Williams and wife Penny Schindler (Concord, MA), Sisters Nancy Williams (Chelmsford, MA) and Wendy and husband Ken Eklund (Olympia, WA) and six nieces and nephews and their children. Born 10/09/41 in Kolkata (Calcutta) India to Beatrice Beckwith and John Davis Williams. The family returned to Medfield, MA after WWII. Marq graduated from Roxbury Latin School (59), and Amherst College (70); he spent 6 years in the Navy in he Nuclear Submarine Program and taught in the Bellevue Public Schools. Married former wife Julie Doland (68), Bronwen and Josh were born and they moved to Bainbridge Island in 1975. Marq worked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Marq married Marilee Fitch in 1979 and with her boys created a combined family of six . They lived on Bainbridge Island until moving to Blacksburg, VA where Marq earned a Masters in Architecture from Virginia Tech (93). He and Marilee traveled extensively , living in Oakland, Delaware, Jersey City, Phoenix, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and finally Surprise. Marq was extremely active and creative. He enjoyed sailing, soccer, skiing (water and snow), building, painting, drawing and eating|especially ice cream. Services will be held Tues July 9th, 2pm at the Mt Baker Rowing & Sailing Center 3800 Lake Washington Blvd S Seattle, WA 98118. Reception immediately following. Remembrances can be made to: or

Published in The Medfield Press from June 22 to June 29, 2013