Williams H. Caraveo, 32, of Mesa, Az unexpectedly died on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Williams is survived by his mother, Mony Caraveo, his brothers Ulises and Luis Caraveo, his partner Russell Semmler, his many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many, many friends and coworkers. His funeral will be held at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85297. Visitation will begin at 10 am with services starting at 11 am and burial immediately following.
Williams was raised in Mesa, AZ. As a child and teenager he developed a passion for music and movies, film editing, sarcastic humor, and loving animals. He regularly spent time memorizing scenes from movies so he could recite them by heart, playing piano, and perfecting his one-line comebacks.
As an adult he never lost these passions, however, he did add one more passion; helping others. Williams dedicated his adult life to helping those that needed it most, regularly volunteering and donating to charities that helped the homeless, advocated for women’s rights, protected the rights and safety of LGBTQ youth and adults, and focused on the right to a good education for those with special needs. He spoke out even when others didn’t and never backed down when defending what was right.
His commitment to children with special needs was so strong he even quit his job in his late 20s and returned to school, graduating with a dual bachelor’s degree is general and special education. He continued to work in special education as a teacher until his death.
Williams was truly one of a kind. His heart never ceased to grow bigger and more kind each day. His smile was contagious and his passion inspiring to all those that met him. He gave all the good he could to the world and then kept giving. He never allowed anyone or anything tell him he couldn’t make a difference in the world, and made sure to let others know they could make a difference as well.
Williams legacy will continue to live in all he inspired.
We ask that condolences for Williams be sent to his mother Mony Caraveo. Also, any donations may be sent either to Mony Caraveo or to one of the below charities/organizations in his name:
Cortney’s Place in Scottsdale, AZ
The Trevor Project
The Human Rights Campaign