Gustafson, Lloyd Gustaf
Lloyd Gustaf Gustafson, age 87, was taken home by our Lord on November 15, 2015.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lucielle; daughter Lynda Susan Hennigan; son-in-law Donald Hennigan; son Lonny and wife Dawn; two grand daughters Sarah and husband Chris and Leah; and great-grandson Calum. He also leaves his loving Albuquerque family, Cheryl and Keith Truitt, and his dear neighbors Patricia and Richard Marquart.
Lloyd was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 7, 1928. He graduated at 16 from the New York School of Printing in 1945. He was an apprentice for six years and became a journeyman printer at the age of 23.
He married Lucielle at 21 and had the children in the next two years.
They lived in Manchester, Conn. for 30 years with one year in Milan, Italy as a consultant for Reader's Digest.
He was a teacher of printing at the American School for the Deaf for five years.
In 1981 he was called to Santa Fe to teach but the appointment fell through so he went to work at the Albuquerque Journal. He was then offered a job to head the printing department at Sperry's (later Honeywell).
He retired in 1992 and enjoyed golf, tennis and swimming. A life timing of chess sent him to teach chess in the schools and privately.
As a senior at Bear Canyon Sr. Center he started up a chess club which is very popular today.
The family wishes to thank Las Palomas Rehab Center and especially the Hospice of the Sandias for their loving care.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Clam Jumper Restaurant on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2015.