Lemuel Lloyd

Lemuel G Lloyd Jr.

April 5, 2019
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Obituary

Major (Ret.) Lemuel G. Lloyd Jr., a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran, died on Friday April 5, 2019 at his home in El Dorado Hills, CA. He was 90 years.

Lem was a proud patriot, serving more than 23 years in the US Air Force and commanding troops across several continents. He enlisted in 1951 at the age of 22 and thus followed a career that took him from the icy expanses of Labrador, Newfoundland, through the historic towns of Germany and onto the battlefields of Vietnam.

He received many military decorations, including The Bronze Star and The Republic of Vietnam’s Honor Medal (First Class).

Lem was a man of great energy and many talents. A keen student of history and in particular, military history, Lem was able to deliver lectures on historic events and famous battles. Serving two tours in Germany, Lem quickly became fluent in the German language and was often mistaken as a local while enjoying Mosel wines with his friends there. Endowed with a strong voice, Lem also was a lover of Irish folk songs and was known to sing ballads made popular by The Clancy Brothers.

Lem was preceeded in death by Florence Ruscio Lloyd, his loving wife and best friend of more than 40 years and his parents: Lemuel G. Lloyd, who served as The Town of Pittsfield’s Tax Collector and Corinne Brennan Lloyd, who was among the first women to work full-time at The Pittsfield Saving Bank.

Lem is survived by his daughter, Danis Lloyd Sher and her husband Ronald Sher of Larchmont, NY; his son, Lem Lloyd of Los Altos; step daughters Francine M. (Savko) Lyon and her husband Chuck Lyon of Folsom, CA and Susan Rice also of Folsom, CA.

Lem has several grandchildren and great children, including: Lauren and Ellie Sher of New York, NY, Celeste and Carly Lloyd of Los Altos, CA and Ben Lyon and Boston and Ivy Lyon of Folsom, CA

Lem was a true son of Pittsfield, Mass. He grew up in the 1930s in his family house at 28 Bradford Street, served as an altar boy at St. Joseph Church and upon the conclusion of his military service in the mid 1970s, managed the family commercial real estate properties in downtown Pittsfield.

A graduate of Vermont’s Saint Michael’s College, Lem later received a masters degree from Union College while serving a professor at the College located in Schenectady, NY.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mr. Lloyd will be held, Thursday May 2, 2019 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 1:00pm at St. Joseph Church, celebrated by Monsignor Michael A. Shershanovich, Pastor. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 12:00pm-12:45pm at DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St, Pittsfield, MA.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    May 2, 2019 | 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    When
    May 2, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    Location
    Dery Funeral Home
    Address
    54 Bradford Street
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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  • Service

    May 2, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    May 2, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    St. Joseph Church
    Address
    414 North Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
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  • Interment

    Location
    Pittsfield Cemetery
    Address
    203 Wahconah Street
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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