William R. “Bill” Loar

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/19/2013 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/20/2013 11:00:00

William R. “Bill” Loar, age 58, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 8, 1955 in Grafton, West Virginia. Bill was a dedicated and loyal employee of CSX Transportation, where he worked as a Bridge Inspection Engineer for 38 years. He was a member of the Willard Elks Post 1370 and loved to cheer for the West Virginia Moutaineers. He also loved watching all three of his sons play basketball for Willard High School. Bill enjoyed working from sun up to sun down, doing anything and everything but most of all, Bill was a loving son, husband, father and brother.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Kathy (Hussion) Loar, whom he married on June 14, 1980; three sons, Danny (Shelley) Loar of Olmsted Township, Ryan (fiance, Maggie Moore) Loar of Willard, and Joe Loar of Bowling Green; mother, Monford Loar of Winchester, Virginia; two sisters, Cathy (Robert) Sciegaj and Brenda Loar, both of Winchester, Virginia; and numerous extended family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Leslie J. Loar; and brother, Stephen Loar.
Friends may call on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Deacon Vince Foos officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.


Tania Weaver Gomes & Family - Apr 28, 2013

Kathy, Danny, Ryan & Joe,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

David Howell, Midwest Mole - Apr 23, 2013

We are deeply sadened to hear of your loss. Bill was always a great pleasure to be around. When it came to the railroad I looked to Bill for guidance and he was always willing to help and mentor everyone. He loved his Family and was so proud of them. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Carl & Lisa Gerhardstein - Apr 22, 2013

We are so sadden by the loss of Bill. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He touch many lives at CSX and always talked about Kathy and his boys. He will be dearly missed.

Rocky Loughry - Apr 21, 2013

To the entire Loar family, I would like to express my condolences. I am sure Bill was a wonderful father, husband, brother and son. Bill will be missed by many, but his memories will be forever in our hearts. Growing up with Bill has left me with many fond personal memories of our younger years together. His wonderful smile, joyful laugh, and caring personality are traits I am sure he has passed along to his son’s. Bill will be missed, but not forgotten. May God bless his family and bring each of you happiness in the future.

Mike and Melodie Adelman - Apr 21, 2013

Kathy and sons,
We are so sorry for your loss .Mike and I have fond memories of You and Bill in the parking lot for games even before Mike we always got a chuckle. You are all in our prayers as God has taken Bill home. Cherish all tne memories our thoughts and love are with you all. Love Mike and Melodie Adelman

Kathy Thornton - Apr 20, 2013

Kathy, Danny, Ryan and Joe, I am so so sorry for your loss. Bill was an exceptional man! He gave his all to everything he did. Hold tight to the beautiful memories you have of him….He will always be in your heart… God bless all of you and comfort you during this extremely difficult time

sandra obrien - Apr 20, 2013

So sorry to hear about Bill. Our condolences to your family. Mick Sandi and Michaella O’Brien

Tom Shepard - Apr 19, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill and I had a lot of conversations about family, work and sports. He was very passionate about all three of those subjects. He will be sorely missed by all who he touched over the years. Our prays are with your family.

Doug & Jody Baker - Apr 19, 2013

Kathy,Danny, Ryan, Joe and family. Jody and I are so sorry for your loss! He has touched our lives in may ways! Whenever we hear a train whistle or see a white CSX truck, we will think of Bill! We loved his sense of humor and work ethic. Danny, Ryan and Joe are successful in their lives, due to Bill’s guidance and high standards in life! GOD Bless you all! Love you all! Doug & Jody Baker

Mike & Stacy Strance - Apr 19, 2013

Our prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. We are so very sorry to hear of this tremendous loss.

Rick & Karen Robinson - Apr 19, 2013

Kathy & Family – We are thinking of you and praying for you.

Greg Hall - Apr 19, 2013

Ryan and family, your friends at UTMC rehab are thinking of you and wishing you better days.

Renee Raupach - Apr 19, 2013

Kathy and family . . . Our hearts go out to all of you. We keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as we hold you in our hearts and on our minds. May God grant you strength, comfort, and healing as He holds you every so gently in the palm of his hands. May the love and support from family and friends be your refuge as God shines upon you with His glory and grace. Please know that you are never alone for God is always with you. Cherish and treasure the memories and remember . . . “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they are gone the light remains.” Bill has left a legacy that no one can ever take away. He is and always will be that “light”. God be with you and bless you today, tomorrow, and in the days that lie ahead. All our love and prayers.

Sean Hanley - Apr 19, 2013

Kathy, Danny, Ryan and Joe,
We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I remember so many good times with him and your family. When I lived in Willard, I had a great time with you guys. I am sorry to be out of touch the past several years. It highlights the importance of family and keeping in touch. Please know that Bill will continue to be in my thoughts, as he has been whenever I see WVU on TV. Remember the big “Eer” that I put in your front yard before the bowl game that year? Your dad meant a lot to me. Remember the good times and he will remain in your heart. I truly miss you and your family.

Sharon and Rick McDowell - Apr 19, 2013

Kathy, Danny, Ryan and Joe So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Ron Hanson - Apr 19, 2013

Kathy and boys
My deepest sympathy to your family. As you may remember Bill and you were our first railroad contact in Grafton WVA. He introduced me to the Tygart river from his small house on the river. We enjoyed the early days of coaching little league baseball. It was part of a journey that we all take. May God bring you strength during these days of mourning. As we again read Psalms 138 we find hope.

Keith Taylor - Apr 19, 2013

Kathy – My condolensces to you and your family at this difficult time. You and yours are in our prayers.

Jennifer Dutton - Apr 19, 2013

Danny, Ryan, and Joe— I am very sorry about your loss. Take care of each other and know that everyone is praying for you! Sorry I couldn’t make the service.

Stacy Cardello - Apr 19, 2013

While I have been out of touch with Bill for quite a number of years, I think about him often. He was great company and an even better friend. He sure loved the railroad and his family.
He will be missed.

John C. White - Apr 19, 2013

I am deeply saddened to hear about Bill’s passing. For more than 30 years, he was a joy to work with. I enjoyed hearing about the boy’s basketball games! Bill will surely be missed. God bless you.

Paula Barnett - Apr 19, 2013

Kathy, Danny,Ryan and Joe. We are so very sorry of the great loss you have just had.Try and stay strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

sherry long - Apr 18, 2013

So saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are for him and with the wonderful family he leaves here on earth. God bless.

Rick Garro - Apr 18, 2013

My sincere condolences to you and your family. I hope you find strength in your faith and our support. We are saddened but will remember Bill as a devoted family man an friend. I shared many experiances with Bill only to realize and appreciate His positive impact. I will hold you and Bill’s memory in my thoughts and prayers. Rick Garro

Rick Peery CSX Engineer of Structures - Apr 18, 2013

For myself, Bill Loar was the most dedicated, respected and professional railroader I have meet in my 37 years of service. What a great honor to work under his leadership, he will always be my mentor. My thoughts and prayers to Kathy, Danny, Ryan and Joe. God Bless all of the family.

John McCue - Apr 18, 2013

Will be praying for family.

Tommy Wallace - Apr 18, 2013

Kathy. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was not only a good guy to work for/with on projects but I counted him as a friend.He was always so proud of his boys too..Sadly missed. Tommy Wallace. Fenton Rigging

Wendy Daniel - Apr 18, 2013

Thinking and praying for your family during this difficult time. May your faith, family and friends sustain you during the days ahead.

Mary Schloemer - Apr 18, 2013

Kathy, Danny, Ryan and Joe and all your family. So very sorry Kathy to hear of Bill’s passing. May you find sincere comfort in those around you. God Bless each of you in the days ahead. May the peace and the Love of our Lord be with all of you during this sad time. God Bless you all.

Monica Hopson--CSX Human Resources Director (Engineering Department) - Apr 18, 2013

Kathy, I am all the more blessed to have known Bill. He was a pleasure to work with, and will be trulymissed. I pray for your peace, as well as for your family, friends, and loved ones. You have my contact information, so please let me know if I can be of any assistance in the near future.
Warm regards

Brooke Weldon - Apr 18, 2013

I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Bill. I worked with him and his team of Bridge Inspectors over the last few years. His humor, personality and professionalism will be missed by many! He talked alot about his sons and wife, and the fun times around the holidays that he had with them, I pray the family and close friends find strength in the happy memories that Bill has left behind for us to remember him by.

Jeff Carnes - Apr 18, 2013

Kathy, Danny, Ryan and Joe. God Bless all of you. Bill was a good friend and we will miss him very much. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you strength through these trying times.

C. J. Shah - Apr 18, 2013

In the 35 years I worked in the bridge department, I worked with Bill a lot. He was a true railroader,a gentleman and pleasure to work with. I feel fortunate to have known him. May god bless his soul. Our thoughts and prayers with Loar family during this difficult time. He will be sorely missed by everybody who knew him.
C. J. Shah

Brad, Kristen, & Owen Polachek - Apr 18, 2013

Kathy, Danny, Ryan, and Joe, we are keeping you all in our prayers. Bill was a hardworking man always helping everyone out and setting a good example for his family. I will always remember the good times and the projects at the house in BG. Take care and God bless!

Wanda Vanderpool - Apr 18, 2013

My deepest sympathy is extended to you Kathy and your family in the passing of Bill. I pray that God will put his loving arms around you and comfort your heart at this sorrowful time.

Donald Russell - Apr 18, 2013

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. He was a kind person that treated everyone with dignity and respect. I have always looked forward to seeing him at the railroad conventions and events. He will never be forgotten and truly will be missed. My prayers go out to the family to comfort them during this time of mourning.
:Donald M Russell N.E. Bridge

Carl Medora - Apr 18, 2013

I was shocked to hear of Bill’s passing. I worked with him for 36 years. He was an outstanding supervisor and a good friend. Our prayers are with all of the family.

Les & Susan Gibson (Charlie's Parents) - Apr 18, 2013

Kathy, Joe and family we are sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Even though we haven’t know each other very long we can’t thank you and your family enough for all the help with the boys at BG. If there is anything we can do to help with the house in BG please let us know. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.

CSXT D&C Engineering - Apr 17, 2013

May the Lord grant you comfort and peace at this time. God bless all of the family.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
He will be missed by all of the CSX family.

Denny and Kris Doughty - Apr 17, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and the family during this very difficult time. All of us have been touched by the Loar Family in a special way. Certainly Bill will be missed by the entire Willard Community. May God bless and keep all of you.

Lois Craun - Apr 17, 2013

The Loar family is a special part of our Wesley
church family. Our prayer group sends their love
and prayers for God’s arms to hold and comfort all of you.

Greg and Marilyn Sands - Apr 17, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. please know that we are keeping you all in our prayers.

Ken Johnson, Union Pacific Railroad - Apr 17, 2013

Kathy – So sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a true professional and well respected throughout the rail industry. It was a true privilege to work with him during my tenure with CSX. May God and his eternal grace be with you and your family at this very difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Ken and Martha Johnson

Stacey Castillo - Apr 17, 2013

“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rain fall soft upon your fields
And, until we meet again
May god hold you
in the palm of his hand”
Thughts and prayers going out to the Loar Family. So sorry for your loss.

Michael C. Raupach - Apr 17, 2013

Our thoughts and Prayers extend to you and your family. Bill was a great mentor, true railroad “professional”, and a perfect example of what “safety” means to our industry. Also, his”quality” control for growing our company was second to none. We pray for God’s mercy and true grace to be shown to each of you during this time of great need. May God bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you and give you everlasting peace.

Rex Cass - CSX Bridge Department - Apr 17, 2013

We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bill was a true professional and he will be missed greatly.
May God bless you and your family.

Jim Cashwell - Apr 17, 2013

I am so saddened to hear of Bill passing and join his many railroad friends in sending my sincere sympathies to his family. He love you all so much and I pray that God will give you guidance and comfort during this difficult time.

Heather West - Apr 17, 2013

Kathy, Danny, Ryan, Joe and family,
My deepest condolences to you and your family during this hard time. Bill was an amazing father and husband and put a smile on anyone’s face who had the opportunity to spend time with him. I will be praying for all of you, love you.

Dick and Jeanette Spatafore - Apr 17, 2013

We are deeply saddened to hear about Bill’s passing. We started together at Grafton on the old B and O railroad. He was always a professional individual and a great railroader. We traded many WVU stories over the years. I will miss him. May God grant you comfort and bless your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Apr 17, 2013

Danny, Ryan, & Joe: There aren’t words to express how sad I am that you all have to go through this. Your dad was such a sweet, kind, friendly man. While losing him is devastating, what a serious blessing it was to grow up with such a fun, hard-working, awesome dad whose integrity and love shaped you into the great men you all are today! You all have made your dad so incredibly proud and will continue to as he looks down on you from Heaven. Take care of your mom & give her my love. – Whitney Wiles

Ron Foster - Apr 17, 2013

May God’s promises and wisdom comfort you and your family during this time. God may have taken Bill from us much too soon, but what time He did leave him with us was our treasure and a blessing.Our lives were linked together many times in our railroad career. Each time he touched me with his friendship, his tremendous leadership, his outstanding dedication to railroad professionalism, his generosity, his love of family and people. His legacy will live on though others for many years to come. His passing has left a void in our lives and in the hearts of so many. Our CSX family and I will always cherish his memory.

Bill, Sue, Brooke & Ryan Pfefferle - Apr 17, 2013

Kathy, Danny, Ryan & Joe – we are so very sorry for your loss. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have of your husband/Dad – he will live on in your hearts forever.

Jack & Pam Milligan - Apr 17, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss of Bill. He was a good man and will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers to this wonderful family. “He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge”. Psalm 91:4 Bill has found his refuge and hopefully you will find comfort there as well.

Chuck, Rhonda, and Ian Duckworth - Apr 17, 2013

Kathy, and Family. We’re so sorry for your loss. Billy was a great guy and friend. First met Billy as a teammate on our Pistons biddy basketball team, then hung around together when we moved to the Avenue. He started that “engineer” thing early, when he designed and built those frames for class tournaments as freshman. They had to be square, and they had to all match up perfectly. Sorry he had to go through so much. Prayers for you and the family, from back here in Grafton. Chuck

Rose & Gary Pittenger - Apr 17, 2013

God bless all of the family–you are in our prayers and if we can do anything for you please lets us know. Bill was a very special caring husband and father. He will be miss by a lot of people. GOD BLESS YOU