"The greatness of a man can nearly always be measured by his willingness to be kind."
Harry Richard Lloyd, 90, passed peacefully from this life on Friday January 18, 2013.
Harry was the owner of Lloyd-Manwell Ford for 33 years after having worked as a salesman for 21 years. Harry was a decorated World War II Air Force pilot, a Rotarian, and a Mason. It's impossible to say which Harry had in great measure: bravery, dignity, and strength. These three elements defined him. Through the years Harry enjoyed golfing, fishing, and playing blackjack and poker. Most recently, he enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels and doing puzzles.
Harry is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years Dorothy (nee Koller) Lloyd, daughters Carol (Russell) Price, and Barbara (Dan) Nelson, sons Robert (Sandra) Cifranic and Richard (Susan) Cifranic, and brother Dale. Harry was the proud grandfather of 20 and great-grandfather of 12.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harry W. and Marie Lloyd and granddaughter Kaitlin Grace Nelson.
Harry's love and encouragement was a constant reminder that he believed in us. That unfailing love will remain a gentle compass in the lives of his family and many friends. His strength will sustain us. His joyous spirit will lift us up. After a lifetime of unconditional love and laughter, he remains the wind beneath our wings.
The family will receive friends at the MISENCIK FUNERAL HOME, 36363 Detroit Rd. Avon on Tuesday January 22, 2013 from 4-7 PM followed by a funeral service at 7:00 PM officiated by Rev. Therese Lee. Private burial at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Avenbury Lakes Community Fund, 35400 Middleton Rd. Avon, Ohio 44011.
Published in The Morning Journal from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2013