William Miller Loos, 78, beloved husband of 56 years to Margaret "Peggy" Withey Loos of Bethany, passed away on April 22, 2007 after a short illness. He was born in New Haven on May 11, 1928 to the late Leonard and Celia Miller Loos. Cherished father and father-in-law of Cecelia Dorsey of Branford, Christina Sachin of Waterbury, Margaret Loos-Cosgrove of Fairfield, Mary and Robert Petry of Richmond, VA, William and Carol Loos of Tacoma, WA, and Edward and Deborah Bessen Loos of Montclair, NJ. Devoted grandfather to Caitlin, Robyn, Matthew, Brian, Alexis, Westin, Liam, Bennett, Dexter, Shay, and Skylar. He was predeceased by his brother Leonard Loos. Bill grew up in the Newhallville section of New Haven and attended local schools. A baseball and basketball standout at both Hillhouse High School and UCONN, he was part of the New England High School Championship basketball team of 1946. Bill was drafted into the Philadelphia Phillies baseball organization in his junior year at UCONN and played professional baseball for 4 years. He co-owned the Clifford, Bang and Loos Insurance Agency in Hamden for more than 35 years and was honored by the Newhallville Association as Man of the Year. Bill was active as a coach in the Babe Ruth League and the Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge softball league and served as Chairman of the Boy Scout organization in Bethany. His warmth and humor will be missed by all whose lives he touched. GO SOX! Friends may visit on Friday, May 11th at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden from 5 to 7pm, with a Remembrance Service at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill's name may be sent to the Connecticut Food Bank, P.O. Box 8686, New Haven, CT 06531.

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  1. Dear Peggy, Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We just learned of Bills death Friday night when my Mother saw the announcement in The Register. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Trish and Bob

  2. Even from so far away, we honor you, Uncle Bill. Jean and I wish we could be there to hear the love and stories from family and friends with whom you so generously shared your strengths during your lifetime. We grieve the loss of husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. We have grieved for too many years as we watched you become weaker yet remain strong. To me? You are here in my heart – never the handyman, always a gentleman, a lanky .star. who entered the family by marrying our favorite aunt. And in those many years since, you captured our affection. You shared your passion for sports (and dessert) with our family, as we learned to value your mind and manner. You didn’t swim! Did you change diapers? I never heard you sing; but your life was witness to the man – a man whose kindness, advise and interest in our family was enriching. As a 9-yr-old, I saw you play baseball in St. Eustache, one game that ended in a brawl, – you were the calm one on the field waiting for sanity to prevail.

  3. I’m sad that a very important person has left us here. What a blessing to have had such a man in our lives who gave his heart with great generosity and good humor. We are honored that we were counted in the number of those he knew,loved and cared about.Uncle Bill and Aunt Peggy are our heroes in this life. Precious Memories! Love conquers all! GO SOX!

  4. My Great-Aunt and cousins have lost a very fine man, father, and partner. His spirit lives on in wonderful memories we hold so dear. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.

  6. Peggy – The world has lost a fine citizen and he will be deeply missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers….. Sincerely, Cornell Bialicki, Bethany, CT

  7. To Aunt Peg and Uncle Bill, their children- the unique and amazing individuals they gave to the world: Your influences on all you honestly open minded and open hearted gave freely to and always with good intent. Words just seem to fail to convey what you have accomlished through your lives. Margaret Withey Loos and William Miller Loos, you have been an insipiration and stength to all of us. All our love may you continue to feel and know .

  8. When I was a little girl Uncle Bill used to talk like Donald Duck. He made me laugh. I’m really going to miss my coolest uncle. All my Love, Maureen

  9. You are all in my thoughts, heart and prayers – Please know that I am with you in spirit. Thankfully, we have some wonderful memories of my Uncle Bill. I am sure he’s up there .playing ball. with all of those special people who’s lives he graced. Much love, Ag & Family

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