Captain Rupert H. Loyd
He went to the lord on March 30, 2014. He was born on November 9, 1928 in West Virginia and was a 36 year resident of San Pedro. Captain Loyd retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service. He served on 17 ships and was captain on the USS Harlan R. Dickson. Captain Loyd served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and also served at the Pentagon. His last assignment was at the U.S. Naval shipyard in Long Beach. Captain Loyd was a lay minister of visitation at the First Presbyterian Church of San Pedro and was also a member of the Gideons for 26 years. He is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Rupert Jr. (Amy), Gregory (Su), Mark (Debbie), Roger (Lisa), and Corine; brother, Sheridan (Dorothy); 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at McNerney's Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014, 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of San Pedro. Interment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Trinity Care Hospice or the Gideons Peninsula Camp. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.
Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 2, 2014