William "Bill" Lester Lothes

December 13, 1942October 7, 2018

William Lester Lothes (age 75) of Dayton, passed away peacefully after his battle with Parkinson’s disease, surrounded by his children, on Sunday, October 7th. William was born on December 13th, 1942 in Newark, Ohio. He graduated from Zanesville High School and Marietta College where he majored in math, met his wife Jane Reigelman and was involved in the ATO fraternity which led to many lifelong friendships. Bill graduated, married his college sweetheart and began his career as a Systems Analyst/Program Manager. Bill worked for several companies but most recently with CACI until his retirement where he was awarded the Project Plus Award for his performance on the Ohio EBT Project. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester C. Lothes and Alma Virginia Lothes, his beloved brother, Delbert Lothes, sister-in-law Sharon Lothes and his cherished wife of 47 years, Jane Lee (Reigelman) Lothes. He will be dearly missed by his children, Kimberly, Kelly and Grant. Left with fond memories of their Grandpa are granddaughters, Alexa, Kaitlyn, Brooke, Ally and a grandson Alec (Jennifer). William leaves behind his brother Richard (Lois) Lothes and in-laws, Ford (Linda) Dean, Milton (Sandy) Reigelman and Richard (Peggy) Babiarz. Bill was a diehard fan of the UD Flyers, Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds. He enjoyed gardening and had an array of roses/flowers that he enjoyed working on in his yard. He was a history buff, loved his nightly Jeopardy and time with his children/ grandchildren. Bill also enjoyed the many friendships he developed with the moving on group and was active with the group dinners, euchre tournaments and concert outings as well the dances at the Czech Club. Their loyalty and friendship for Bill was unwavering his last few years and will be remembered fondly by his family. He was also a long time member of St. James United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 20th at 3 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church in Miamisburg. Friends and family may visit the church from 2 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. James United Methodist Church, in Bill’s memory. Arrangements are entrusted to GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE Funeral Home, Miamisburg. Bill will lovingly be remembered for his kindness, humor, and the great love he had for his family. Personal condolences may be left for Bill’s family by visiting his online memorial page at


  • St. James United Methodist Church


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 20, 2018

William "Bill" Lester Lothes

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Sharon Howell

October 20, 2018

I met Bill through our Moving On group and was sad to hear about his passing. He very much enjoyed our Tuesday night suppers when he was able to attend them, and has been missed. I first met him when we were in a hospice discussion group and I used to marvel at how fast he could go with his walker! He was a great addition to our group and is very missed!!
Sharon Howell

Debbie Goldberg

October 11, 2018

I am a volunteer with Ohio's Hospice of Dayton and was lucky enough to meet Bill! I so enjoyed my visits with him - so enjoyed his humor and will miss our visits!

Sharon Raflik

October 10, 2018

To Bill's Family,
We so enjoyed it when Bill came to the Czech Club dances and admired his persistence in the face of his adversity.
We will miss his charming smile. God Bless you. With our sincerest sympathy, Jerry and Sharon Raflik