Raymond Loosli passed away at his home on June 3, 2014 at the age of 92. He was #6 out of 7 children, he was born on November 3, 1921 in San Francisco to Robert & Rose Loosli. Loving husband of Sophie 'Sofia' Loosli for 64 years. Devoted father of Janet Ruth of Fremont, Annette Devincenzi & husband Dave of Newark, Patricia Maddon of Fremont, Paul Loosli & wife Judy of Modesto, Dennis Loosli & wife Patty of Oakley, Edward Loosli & wife Andrea of Manteca, & Tony Loosli of Fremont. Cherished grandfather of 17, great-grandfather of 15, greatgreat-grandfather of 2 & many nieces & nephews. Raymond's greatest joy was his family. He worked at the San Francisco Water Department for 42 years as a Watershed Keeper. A longtime member of St. Joseph's Parish, a Knight of Columbus at Epiphany Church in San Francisco, and a WWII US Navy veteran on the APC43 where he served in the South Pacific. Family and friends are invited to attend a 5:00-8:00 P.M. visitation on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 with a 7:00 P.M. vigil at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA. An 11:00 A.M. Mass of Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA followed by committal at Holy Sepulchre in Hayward, CA. In lieu of flowers the family requests remembrances in Raymond's name be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

Memories Timeline


  1. So very sorry. Annette, your father was quite a man. You have much reason to be proud. It’s a few days from the 1-year anniversary of my own father’s passing. Please share my condolences and my love with your family. Ruby

  2. Patti – sending love and prayers your way. Your Dad is pain free and well again in heaven – your own very special angel.

  3. Daddy words can never describe how much I miss you. I know you were very ill but I was really never ready for you to leave us. I remember years ago when I was just a kid. I told you something that had happened and minutes later my sister told you the exact same thing. You never said I already heard that, you took the time to listen to it all over again and with 7 kids you know you had to have a lot of patience. You were the greatest father that ever lived and the best husband anyone could ask for! I know I will never get over this but I know your in safe hands with the good Lord! I love you very much, but I’ll make sure you would be proud of me, that’s all I wanted was your respect and love! Take care my Daddy till I see you again!

  4. My best childhood memories are of the Loosli family, our very first friends. Mr. Loosli was always kind and calm, never saw him get rattled with a houseful of children. The Fourre family will always be connected to the Looslis, Sophie, a wonderful, upbeat woman with a great laugh, Ray, a hardworking, never complaining gentleman, and all the kids. How fun was it for the four of us, to each have a childhood friend to start the first day of school with? Mr. Loosli will be remembered with the warmest of thoughts. Our sympathies and prayers to the family.

  5. To all my Loosli cousins and your families, I extend my condolences. Though I am unable to attend the services, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Great grand daughter ,Ashton Ruth

    My great grandpa Ray was always a amazing man, tho I’m one of the great grand children and didn’t know him in his youth , doesn’t mean I haven’t heard the AMAZING stories, how he served in the navy… and raised my grandmother, who which is the oldest “Janet”, and 6 others, my aunties and uncles.

    My daddy”Joe Ruth” has told me many stories about being up on the hill with the grand parents. I’ve never seen “the hill” but as a child I put pictures to the story’s.
    As I’ve grown up I’ve always made it a point to return home for the holidays. It’s what family does. I enjoy spending time and catching up with the grand parents.
    I’m the mother of his great great grand children, Abigail and Carlos. I loved the day that I brought my little babies to meet them. They both were very pleased. I’m very happy to know we made it 5 generations, we are a strong family! And we stick together cause of the glue we are made from!
    Raymond and Sophie Loosli 🙂


Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook