Arlyn C. Williams

November 14, 1925October 16, 2018

Arlyn C. Williams (92) of Attica died Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Willows at Willard. He was born November 14, 1925 in Attica to the late William C. and Helen I. (Senn) Williams. Arlyn was a veteran of the US Navy where he served as a cook. He was known as the milk and egg man when he pick up milk and delivered to the Blue Valley Creamery. Arlyn also worked at the bus garage and drove bus for the Attica and Seneca East Public School. He was a member of the Attica Historical Society, the Silver King of yesteryear club where he was coeditor of their newsletter and former member of the Attica Lions Club and Current member of the Plymouth Lions Club and between the 2 had served as president a couple of times and a member for over 50 years. Arlyn loved trains, antique cars and Norman Rockwell painting. At the age of 14 he rode his bike to Lake Pymatuning in Pennsylvania and spent a couple day which was just one of many stories he loved to tell and also had a very unique sense of humor. Arlyn is survived by his wife: Shirley A. (Vanderveen) Williams who he married November 27, 1969, son: Dean Williams of Parma Heights, daughter: Karla (Julie Peterson) Williams of Norwalk and adopted daughter: DeLora Todd of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his adopted son: Dale Williams. Friends may call Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3-7 P.M. at Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Services, 295 W. Tiffin Street, Attica. Funeral services will begin at 11:00A.M. on Monday, October 22, 2018 with Pastor Edward Hunker officiating. Burial will be at the Omar Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Silver King of yesteryear club or Plymouth Lions Club through the funeral home.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 22, 2018

Arlyn C. Williams

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Kay (Lee) Zurbuch Bennett

November 24, 2018

I thought Arlyn was the cat's meow!! I rode on his bus route for eight years and every morning and night he greeted us with a smile. He would watch for us and if we were not at the end of the driveway he would slow down so we need not run to meet him. He always remembered our anniversary since that was the same day as his birthday. I looked forward to his newsy letters enclosed with our cards. There was such an emptiness this November 14th when I realized there would be no more. I will miss his expression "shucks" when someone paid him a compliment. Arlyn was a wonderful man.
I send my deepest sympathy to your family.

Phil Ferrazano

November 13, 2018

I recently heard of the passing of Arlyn. We finally met when Dean called about the yearly memorial for Dale
We were friends in Vietnam. He was bigger then life and was a brave good hearted person. I see how he was. His whole family is loving and caring. I appreciated reading of Arlyns early days and loved his joking I witnessed just in two days we met. Wonderful family. He lead an interesting and full life. I just read the 14th his birthday. Happy birthday Arlyn
I know youre resting in peace and looking down from heaven. Rest well my friend. Much love to the Williams family. Phil Ferrazano.

Karlene Jones

October 20, 2018

Deepest sympathy to the family. Arlyn has always been in my memories since I was a child and he was my school bus driver. He was one of the last people to leave dad's (Phil Thompson) memorial, and I'll never forget that. He was a truly compassionate man.

Christine Zeigler

October 18, 2018

Arlyn and my mother were second cousins (his grandmother Williams and my great-grandmother were sisters). I would always enjoy seeing him at least once when I'd come back to Ohio to visit (I live in Missouri). One of my favorite memories is spending the day about 12 years ago going to Glen's Salvage in Shelby, Ohio, and then to the natural spring at Peru. Arlyn was a good conversationalist and I always enjoyed his funny sayings and quips. I'm so thankful I got to talk to him on the phone last Sunday. Even though I didn't get to see Arlyn a lot, I am truly going to miss him. Shirley, Karla, and Dean, my sincere sympathy is with all of you. I plan to see you this Sunday.

Steve Siesel

October 18, 2018

When I was elected to the Board of Education, Arlyn was bus mechanic. We became very good friends and there was never a moment when Arlyn wouldn't be there to lend a hand. He was a great friend. Shirley you have my deepest sympathies and I know you will miss him dearly !