William Boos, 96, of Danbury, husband of Elizabeth (Artale) Boos, died June 16 at Danbury Hospital.

He was born Aug. 9, 1916, in the Bronx, N..Y, one of seven children of Frederick and Rose Boos. He attended New York schools.

A World War II Army Air Force staff sergeant, he served in the photography reconnaissance unit in the Pacific theatre.

He was a retired photo engraver with Walker Engraving in New York.

A resident of Danbury for the past 30 years, coming from Bethpage, L.I., New York, he enjoyed bowling in past years, and in more recent years, gardening.

In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by a son, William B. Boos, and his wife, Margaret, of Shelton; a daughter, Linda R. Hambidge, and her husband, Thomas, of New Milford; seven grandchildren, Nicole, Alicia, Danielle, Ryan, Justin, Lauren and Stephanie; five great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and siblings, he was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Aliza.

Burial was at Wooster Cemetery in Danbury, with military honors.

The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.