William E. Loar, 82, of Pottstown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Philadelphia VA Community Living Center.
Born in Chillicothe, Missouri, he was the son of the late Orien T. Loar and Margaret (Kephart) Loar.
Bill was a decorated veteran who served in the United States Air Force for twenty years, completing four tours in Vietnam and being awarded numerous commendations and medals. He had a passion for fitness, training for marathons such as the Boston Marathon as well as ultramarathons, where he ran upto a hundred miles in a day. During the 1980s, Bill moved to New Mexico to live and work on a ranch, where he enjoyed living off the grid and practicing a simplistic yet fulfilling lifestyle. During the final year of his life, Bill moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family.
Surviving is his son Troy Loar, husband of Patricia; daughter Natasha Hammock, wife of Okon; grandchildren Michael Loar, Kayla Betts, and Mariah Betts; great grandchildren Giuliana Stalletti, Tristan Medina, Kayliana Medina, and Karsyn Medina. He is predeceased by his son Orien T. Loar and his sister Patricia Buzzard.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 20, 2023, at 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, PA 19468) with Pastor Andrew Vancott officiating. A viewing will also be held on Monday, March 20, 2023, from 10:00-11:00AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at 2:30pm at Washington Crossing National Cemetery.