William H. Ochs III – 1938 – 2015 – Avid Car Cruiser

William H. Ochs III – 1938 – 2015 – Avid Car Cruiser

WATERBURY — William H. Ochs III, 76, formerly of Bethel, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Danbury Hospital. He was the loving husband of Carol (Dunikowski), and a much loved father to Alicia Craybas (Doug), William IV (Shannon) and Catherine.

Bill was born on Oct. 12, 1938, in Danbury, to Lillian R. and William Jr. He grew up in Danbury and graduated from Danbury High School in 1957 where he played Varsity Football. After graduation, Bill joined the U.S. Navy for nine years. Bill’s entire work career was at CL&P/Northeast Utilities as a meter reader supervisor.

Bill loved the Danbury Racearena races at Danbury Fair. He enjoyed his daily DD coffee, watching NASCAR, fishing on Ormond Beach /Daytona at his condo and hunting in Vermont. He and Carol enjoyed Las Vegas and Atlantic City trips after retirement.

Bill was active in his kids sports and activities while in Bethel. He coached and helped with BMX, Softball, Pop Warner and Chain Gang for BHS Wildcat football. Bill could always be found with an Evermore extra dark cigar dangling from his mouth. His trademark some would say.

In the late 1970s to mid-1980s, he was Bethel’s original ice cream man. Bill would always toss gum to the kids so that no child was left without a treat.

Bill adored his grandchildren, Zachary, Jake, Ty, Sophia, Billy, Cassandra and Kayla. He is also survived by his sister, Glenda Saunders (Randy), and nieces and nephew.

Bill loved to tease, joke and make people laugh. He was a great friend to many and will be forever missed. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bethel Fish and Game, P.O. Box 16, Bethel 06801. Poppie loved fishing with his grandkids at the annual derby.

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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