Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan issued this statement announcing that Judge Stephen F. Williams passed away on August 7, 2020:
On behalf of our Court, I am profoundly saddened to convey that our colleague, Judge Stephen F. Williams, has passed away. Judge Williams committed his professional life to teaching, writing, and serving the public, including service on our Court for more than three decades. He had an uncommon love of ideas, an extraordinarily broad-ranging intellectual curiosity, an infectiously good-spirited demeanor, and a joyful sense of humor. We have been immeasurably enriched by the privilege of serving with him. We will sorely miss our dear friend, and will long cherish fond memories of engaging with him on the work of the Court, of sharing a smile with him about matters large and small, and of seeing him on his trademark bike rides to and from the courthouse. We extend our deepest condolences to Judge Williams’s wife Faith and their children, grandchildren, and extended family.