Obituary of Joseph Francis Loos
Joseph F. Loos, Jr., 65, passed away surrounded by his loving family on May 11, 2023. He was born and raised on the north shore of Staten Island. He attended St. Teresa School and graduated from McKee Vocational High School in 1975, where his enthusiasm for auto mechanics began. In 1979, Joe began his career as an auto mechanic for the New York City Sanitation Department and progressed in leadership roles during his years of service. He was the Deputy Director of Richmond Boro Repair Shop before his recent retirement.
Joe married the love of his life, Kathy, in 1985. They settled in Westerleigh, where they raised their two children. In 1999, they bought a second home on the bay in Beach Haven West, New Jersey. Joe became a boat enthusiast and they sailed into a sea of fabulous memories with friends and family. Joe was the life of many parties with his famous dance moves which will be greatly missed by all.
Joe’s passion for auto mechanics was not only shown in his career, but was also his lifelong hobby. He rebuilt vintage cars and enjoyed displaying them at car shows. Joe also enjoyed being the proud owner of many beautiful German shepherds, collecting model trains, making homemade sauce, and creating specialty pizzas for “Friday Night Pizza” with the family. He put his heart into everything he did and it showed.
Joe’s greatest passion was the love he had for his family. It was one of the happiest days of Joe’s life becoming Willow’s grandfather. “Poppa” adored his Willow and she brought him an abundance of great joy.
Since 1995, Joe was an active member of Great Kills Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. He was also a member of Richmond Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon for over 20 years.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife Kathryn and children Kristen, Joseph and his wife Nicole and their daughter Willow, his sisters Marygrace Curry, Joanne Foley, and JeanAnn Lundy, and his brother Michael Loos. Joe is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his parents Marygrace (Grace) and Joseph F. Loos.