William “Bill” E. Loar, 82

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.

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Sitting out in the backyard talking to William/Bill/"Butch" about his life & his family is as fulfilling & generous as the man itself. As I mentioned to him numerous times, I'm the lucky one to have met & spent time w/ him. In your honor & memory, I will fondly listen to Willie Nelson's "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground".

~ Mayur R. Shah King of Prussai, PA
3/19/2023 1:30:04 PM

My heartfelt condolences to your family loss. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you all ????

~ DORA Jacksonville, FL
3/18/2023 10:52:57 AM

My deepest sympathy for the passing of Bill. It was great honor of meeting Bill, through Macario. Bill, was a great man of stories that I will treasure forever. Take comfort that Bill is in no pain, no worries, and is at peace and rest and in the hands of his Beloved Saviour, Jesus! May the precious Blood of Jesus come to each of your family and give you strength and consolation during this time and days to follow. Bill, enjoy Eternal Paradise and "Fly high with the Angels." Thank you for your service.

~ Theresa Leyba/Beavers Espanola, nm
3/17/2023 3:15:22 PM

There are not enough words of expressing my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Beloved father, grandpa and great-grandpa and my friend. Sending my love and prayers during this time of sorrow. Bill was part of my life and family for 18 years, living in my ranch in New Mexico. Bill was like my 2nd dad and close and trusted friend. It was an honor of having him stay, watch and taking care of the ranch. Bill, I miss your daily phone calls and will always treasure the countless memories forever. The Ranch is not the same without you Bill!!! I know that you are no longer suffering and will always remain in my thoughts and prayers. You are now at peace and rest with all your deceased family members that have gone before you. I know that you will be watching over us from above. Bill was a great man and Thank You for your service. You are my "Angel" and "Hero." Vaya con Dios, Bill, until we meet again.

~ Macario Rivera Ojo Caliente, nm
3/17/2023 3:08:48 PM

I have never met Bill, but I have heard many heartwarming stories about him from his son, Troy. He is loved, will be missed, and will always be remembered by family and friends. Rest in peace, Bill.

~ Daniel Jackson Redondo Beach, CA
3/15/2023 3:56:03 PM

I had the honor of meeting this great man and his energetic dog Zip when I was a child. His energy was out of this world just like his dog. My condolences to the Loar family.

~ Prince Guerra San Antonio, TX
3/15/2023 12:55:14 PM