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Lloyd Willbrant

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Lloyd E. Willbrant 1931-2012 NORTH PETERSBURGHLloyd E. Willbrant, 80 of Willbrant Road died suddenly at his residence due to injuries he received from an accident in his yard. Born October 29, 1931 in Berlin, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frank and Edna I. Loker Willbrant. A graduate of Berlin Central High School. Lloyd joined the United States Army soon after and was honorably discharged. Taking advantage of the GI Bill, Lloyd attended and graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. After graduation, he worked for Pratt & Whitney in Windsor Locks, Conn., a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines. He developed many patents for jet engines. He retired in the early 1990's after over 30 years of service. After retirement, he moved back to the family farm in No. Petersburgh. He loved to travel to Europe, Alaska and extensively to all National Parks and he loved to bring his family members along on his adventures. Lloyd was an avid hiker, along with whitewater rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. He enjoyed the mountains of New Hampshire especially the Mount Washington Conservatory. A very generous person, Lloyd loved Christmas time playing Santa for everyone. His greatest love was that of his family. Survivors include his siblings Robert F. (Helen) Willbrant of North Petersburgh, Eleanor (Ted) Stickney of Berwick, Maine, a sister-in-law Hilda Willbrant, 19 nieces and nephews, 12 great nieces and great-nephews and 11 2/3 great-great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Evelyn Burke, Harry L. Willbrant and Norma Willbrant. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh with Rev. Trygve Tomlinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Berlin Community Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral home for visitation on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Washington Conservatory. PO Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860 or online at: www.mountwashington.org/giving/ in lieu of flowers.

Published in Bennington Banner on May 9, 2012
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