Let the memory of Steven be with us forever.
  • 60 years old
  • Born on May 2, 1958 in Fairfield, Iowa, United States.
  • Passed away on October 21, 2018 in Allentown, New Jersey, United States.

Steven F. Williams passed away suddenly on October 21, 2018 while attending The Breeders Crown in the Poconos Pa. Born 5/2/58 in Fairfield, Iowa. Preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Williams and father Johnnie Williams. Survived by his sons Joseph D. Williams 21 and Steven J. Williams 20. He is also survived by his brother Jim and wife Barb Williams of Libertyville, Iowa and sister JoAnn Wray and husband Mark of Columbia, Missouri. Nieces Ashley 31, Kelsey 26 and nephew Brandon 21.  He also leaves behind hundreds of friends in the Standardbred Community and beyond. 

Steve caught the Harness Racing bug and started his career at 18. Through the years he grew from a groom to a trainer developing top horses. At White Birch Farm as the farm manager he found a true passion bringing young horses into the world and overseeing their development. After the passing of his friend and farm owner Mike Parisi, Steve took on the responsibility of keeping the farm moving forward and he did just that. These past two years have been amazing for the farm and Steve had just returned home from the best sale in the farms history. With still 14 yearlings left to sell in two weeks everyone could tell just how proud Steve was with his accomplishments. Although he was always most proud of his own boys, his equine children was something he could share with the hundreds of true friends he made along his journey. 

Please join us on November 17th 2018 in the Skybox Area of The Meadowlands Racetrack East Rutherford, NJ. From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a celebration of our fathers life.

In Lieu of Flowers Donations can be made to HTA (Harness Tracks of America)

 Northfield Park
10705 Northfield Road
Northfield, OH 44067

Or to help his sons Joseph and Steven with Steve's Final Expenses. 

Mail to: Joseph and Steven Williams

248 Sherwood Drive, Waymart PA, 18472




Posted by Robert And Jane Taylor on 5th November 2018
We were so sorry to hear of Steve's passing and send our sincere condolences to his sons Joseph and Steven and the Family. Rest in Peace Steve. Sincerely, Jane and Bob Taylor.
Posted by Kate Kennedy on 31st October 2018
My deepest condolences to your family. Steve was such a wonderful, friendly, happy guy. Always had a smile and a warm greeting , all of these years I've known him. He will be deeply missed by so many.
Posted by Linda Goss on 30th October 2018
I used to joke with Steve that he was the only person I knew from Iowa. He will be missed. Condolences to his family.
Posted by Chris Coyle Coyle on 29th October 2018
RIP Steve, you did great work here on earth, we will all be with you someday. Chris Coyle
Posted by Bruce Feigenbaum on 29th October 2018
Diana and I are so deeply saddened by your Dad's passing. He was a great friend of ours and we spent many wonderful times with him Our memories of him will be with us forever. He taught me so much about sports as we texted back and forth throughout the night, he on his couch, me on mine. He taught Diana about horses, giving her updates on future races, and inviting us over to the farm to see the newest foals. He loved talking about his sons and you were indeed the light of his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you both. His love will remain with you forever.
Posted by Stephanie Petherick on 27th October 2018
Steve was an amazing friend and will be deeply missed by everyone . Joe and Steven no words can be said to take away your pain I enjoyed hearing your father speak so highly of you both, my thoughts and prayers to your whole family.. Whitebirch will never feel the same again.. Truly Missed Steve
Posted by Betty Aronson on 26th October 2018
Prayers going up for your family!
Posted by Carrie Cameron on 25th October 2018
Steve was so proud of his sons I always loved hearing about their accomplishments and also about the White Birch Babies that they raised and sold. He always made me laugh and was just a nice guy. I will miss him terribly my thoughts and prayers are with all of his family xoxo
Posted by Jacqueline Ingrassia on 25th October 2018
Frank & I would like to offer our sincere condolences. Steve was such a nice guy who absolutely loved his work and it showed when his babies went to the sale. He was a proud papa to his horses & yes even more so to his sons. We will miss you Steve.

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