Douglas M. Lloyd
Date of Passing: December 14th, 2011leave a condolence read condolences
Douglas M. "Pops" Lloyd, 78, of Utica, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was born January 7, 1933, in New Berlin, the son of the late Merritt and Lena Rolands Lloyd and was educated in New Berlin schools. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. On June 30, 1956, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, he married Marie Reilly. Mr. Lloyd was employed by Utica Products and retired from PJ Green, Inc. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and was a member of Utica Lodge #33 B.P.O.E., American Legion Post #1113, VFW Post #7393, the NY State Showman's Association and was a past Scout Master of Troop #41. Pops enjoyed working at the Utica Memorial Auditorium concession stand and Central NY carnivals and was an avid "hunter". He is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Marie; four children and their spouses, Jeff and Mary Lloyd of Utica, Tom and Terry Lloyd of Utica, David and Sue Lloyd of New Hartford and Kathy Lloyd of Utica; a sister, Peg Camenga of Leesburg, FL; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Al and Kathy Lloyd and Ron and Grace Lloyd, all of New Berlin; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Katie, Brian, Becca, David, Jaclyn and John; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Pam; and a brother, Jesse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro. Calling hours are Friday (tonight) from 4-7 at the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford. Members of the Elks will meet at the funeral home tonight at 6 o'clock.
I hadn't seen Doug "The Pizza Guy" in decades since my youth. He was a shirt-tail cousin of mine through my grandmother Ruth Lloyd (Burgess).
As a child whew grew up in Brookfield, of course I went to the Madison County Fair every year, and for years Doug and his wife Marie were there selling pizza by the slice in front of the camper near the center entrance to the grandstand.
As a child I never knew we were related, but he did. Whenever I was walking by and things were slow, he would call me over and give me a slice. He would ask me about baseball, school, my grades, action figures. Anything, really.
I regret never having gotten to know him better, but he seemed the kindest soul like my grandmother Ruth. RIP.
I am so sorry for your loss. May "the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God's Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.
I'm very lucky to have known Pops, even if only for a brief time. I will keep the entire Lloyd family in my thoughts. I know that he was loved by many, and will be missed by everyone who knew him. The Aud popcorn will not be the same without him. I send my love to the Lloyds, and wish you all sincere condolences.
My Son Phillip and I have known Pop for years, seeing him every summer running the Super Slide ride at Hawkins Amusements, at various Fireman's Field Day events. He was a wonderful person and friend, always full of wise advice, and we will miss him greatly.
Jeff, MaryPat,and family You are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful man.
Louie and Judy
Uncle Doug was also my God-Father. A sweet, special loving gift to me in many ways. I will miss him so very much.
Our deepest condolences. He was a wonderful man and will never be forgotten or often thought of.
Steve and Sarah
We were so blessed to have had Doug as the The Scout Master at Troop 41. The once a month weekend campouts all year round were such a learning and growing experience for the boys who Doug personally took under his wing to nuture their individual needs to become successful young men. He provided a great service to our church and community. With much respect and gratefullness Loretta and I offer our condolences to the family.
Boys - so sorry to hear Scout Master Doug. We have so many fond memories that were only possible through your Dads self-less dedication to us through Scouting. Miss you all and join you in missing Doug. Hopefully Doug will find for us the answer to the long standing question..
"Are Farts lumpy?"
sorry about the loss of your husband, dad and grandfather. he is looking down on everyone and watching everyone in the family
Uncle Dougie will be greatly missed, he was simply the best. I will always remember camping with Uncle Dougie and Aunt Marie at Crystal lake and those great breakfast sandwiches, he always made for us. We love you Uncle Dougie, rest in peace.
Pat and I are sorry about the loss of your Pops. You will always have him in your hearts.
Sandy Tiemens Smith
Kathy: We are so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Our prayers and sympathies are with you and your family. May your memories comfort you and yours.
Frank & Melissa Acquaviva
Take comfort in knowing that Pops is now always with you, whether you're in Australia or Mexico or anywhere. You're all in our prayers.