In Loving Memory of William “Bill” Koltes

Victor Valley Transit is deeply saddened to announce the passing of ADA Driver William “Bill” Koltes, who passed away Friday, June 10, 2022, while on duty. 

William was born in Texas on February 28, 1955, and has been a part of the VVTA family for the past 8 years.  Speaking to fellow staff members, William was someone who loved serving the community and always had a positive attitude.  He was also loved by his riders, who have had nothing but wonderful things to say about him.

William loved to drive, was very proud of his profession, and considered many of his co-worker’s dear friends he enjoyed talking to daily. 

Outside of VVTA, William was an avid Rams Football fan, an accomplished guitarist, loved camping, and spending time with his grandchildren. William also loved to cook, especially his recipe for steak tamales and stew.  William was also a member of The Fraternal Order of Eagles 4121, a national organization with a motto of “People Helping People”. 

Victor Valley Transit has lost a wonderful person, and he will be sorely missed by all the VVTA family and the passengers who were blessed to know William.

William is survived by his wife of 14 years, Pamela Koltes, as well as four children, three grandchildren, four sisters, and a brother.