Mr. Lloyd Stanley Huffman, age 85, of Wyalusing, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa.
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Lloyd was born on March 24, 1929, in Wyalusing, Pa., son of the late Frederick G. and Georgia Meeks Huffman. He was a member of the last class to graduate from the "old" Wyalusing High School in the class of 1947. He met the former Kathryn Kuhnle of Wilmot, Pa. at a square dance and they were married on April 3, 1948. They continued dancing the rest of their days, recently celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary. In the early years he worked on his family farm, and then went to work for Welles Mill Feed Co. He and two brothers started and ran Huffman Brothers Trucking for a number of years. In 1965 he went to work for Sylvania, from which he later retired after 26 years of service.
Lloyd enjoyed camping with the children when the kids were young, then continued camping and extensive traveling with Kathryn throughout the US and abroad. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren; he enjoyed making bikes, trikes, and wagons for them. Lloyd lost his sight in July of 2006 and was able to make only one more bus trip to Florida.
Lloyd was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, as well as a member of their choir. Lloyd was a member of the Wyalusing Senior Citizens group, as well as a fifty year member of the International Order of Odd Fellows. He was a member of the Wyalusing Fire Department, where he drove the ambulance, and together with Kathryn, they ran the chicken barbeque at the annual fireman's carnival for over 40 years. Lloyd founded the local Wyalusing and Wysox Alcoholics Anonymous chapters. He also volunteered at Park Place Senior Center, as well as volunteering at Guthrie Hospice for eleven years.
Surviving are: spouse, Kathryn; daughters and sons-in-law, Nanette and Jim Good of Towanda, Pa., Adele and Charles Hix of Burton, Ohio, Janet and Tom Nowak of East Aurora, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, William and Ruth Huffman of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Larry Kneller of Camptown, Pa.; sister-in-law, Margaret (Peggy) Huffman of Wyalusing, Pa.; grandchildren, Melinda, Erica, Brianne, Jared, Laura, Jeffrey, Kristyna, and Kevin; great-grandson, Jason Hoffman; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, David Lloyd Huffman on Dec. 18, 2009; and six brothers, Levi Huffman, Melbourne Huffman, Andrew Huffman, Alfred Huffman, Raymond Huffman, Norman Huffman; and a sister, Gladys Huffman.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at St. John's Chapel, Wilmot Twp., Pa., with the Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 3014 at P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorials be directed to the Wyalusing Valley Fire Co, c/o Tom Miller, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or St. John's Chapel, c/o Stacy Kaufmann, 1480 Wilmot Rd., New Albany, PA 18833.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Daily Review on Apr. 29, 2014