William Koontz

william koontz

September 26, 1973 ~ September 29, 2022

Born in: Johnstown, PA
Resided in: New Haven, CT

William “Billy” Koontz, 49, of New Haven, passed away on September 29, 2022. Born in Johnstown, PA on September 26, 1973 to Scherry Koontz Dietz and raised with the love and support of his stepfather, David Dietz. Billy graduated from Eli Whitney before attending Paier College of Art. He went on to become a graphic designer for AT&T. When not working Billy enjoyed photography and music.
BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL SERVICE, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden in care of private arrangements. Contributions in Billy’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Our Heartfelt thoughts and Prayers to William’s Family and Friends.
    William you are a beautiful shining star looking down from Heaven on all your loved ones
    Donna & Scott Scribner

  2. I pray that our Lord welcomes and comforts you my friend. Find peace and serenity in the hereafter.


  3. My prayers and condolences to the family. May Billy rest in eternal peace. God will embrace the family in comfort during this difficult time.

  4. How very fortunate was I that the fates crossed Billy’s life with mine when I meet him in 1995. So full of life, full of joy and full of love and a joy and laughter and a passion for living.
    So talented, so smart, so intelligent and a smile that could just illuminate a room. A smile that would instantly make you want to smile. Every moment I ever spent with him were happy and joyful. His soul and his spirit exuded love, friendship and acceptance of who you were-never any judgements.
    Especially that I met him at a time that was not one of the best times in my life-but in meeting him and quickly becoming friends with him-he made me forget so much of the pain I was going through at the time. That is a gift to be able to do that and Billy had that gift as he had many other gifts.
    I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of his passing. I saw his picture and then Obituary and I was, NO! NO! NO!! NO!!!! Dear God, Why? Such a beautiful man inside and out. WAY too young to be gone. To live just 3 days after turning 49 is just such an AWFUL tragedy. I know for a fact that Billy would have wanted to live. I KNOW his death had to be an accident.
    My heart pours out to Sharon his mother. And please know Sharon that I am always here for you whenever you need me.
    Thank you for bringing this beautiful human being that you made into this world. He was a joy to know. It hurts me deeply beyond words to describe that he is no longer on this planet. I know he will be missed by MANY,(too many to count). But While I am alive I will honor Billy’s beautiful spirit by living my life as fullest and as best I can as I know he would have and did live his.
    I love you, Billy. Thank you so much for the gift of knowing you. Thank you for the beautiful gift of who you were and still are and ALWAYS will be

  5. Scherry, I have just seen this I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My heart is breaking for you for I know the pain is still there

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