Richard Morris "Dick" LLOYD III
03/05/1961 - 10/31/2014
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Morris III "Dick"

Schoolyard legend, rocket scientist, loving father and loyal friend, passed away Friday morning after a brave and inspiring battle against cancer.
He was born March 5, 1961. He would become one of the finest athletes the Spokane Valley has ever produced, starring in baseball, football and basketball. His was a beautiful, natural physical grace. Those who watched him compete will never forget it.
His senior year at East Valley High School, he was an All-State quarterback, he led the Frontier League in scoring in basketball, and was drafted by the LA Dodgers as a pitcher.
Friends and classmates remember him as a sweet, gentle champion, shy but friendly.
He played professional baseball for three years, and then attended Washington State University, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He graduated in 1986 with two engineering degrees.
His fascination with mathematics blossomed into a stunning career as a ballistic missile engineer of the highest caliber. He moved to Boston and worked for Raytheon. Before he was finished he would have more than forty patents under his name. He wrote two books about warhead design, did work at the Pentagon and traveled the world instructing in his field and meeting with defense experts at the very highest levels.
In recent months he published work questioning what he believed to be exaggerated claims about the effectiveness of Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, and casting doubt on specific claims by the U.S. Government that Syria's leader had attacked his people with gas.
Dick Lloyd was a sweet, loving man who adored his two daughters, loved his work, collected old baseball cards and new friends, and was a true genius.
He is survived by his daughters Alexandra and Olivia Lloyd and their mother Lori, his loving mother Lorraine Krank, brother John, step-sister Carla, and an endless string of junior high and high school hitters traumatized by the memory of helplessly flailing at his blazing fastball.
Dick Lloyd was 53 years old.
Dick's family would like to offer special thanks to his doctors for their tireless efforts and care during his desperate fight against cancer. Dr. J. Demakas, Dr. C. Newman, Dr. P. Myers, and Dr. W. Lamoreaux.
Also a warm thanks to Lou-Anne and Kim, from Hospice of Spokane for their tender compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Spokane will be appreciated.
Funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 4521 N. Arden Rd, Otis Orchards (behind Otis Elementary School) on Saturday, November 8th at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at St. Joseph's cemetery on Trent Rd. Reception to follow at church.

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Published in Spokesman-Review from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5, 2014.
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November 10, 2014
I am grateful for the 10+ years with Dick as a friend and co-worker and sharing our many technical discussions and ambitions.

Although Dick's life was cut short he achieved some truly amazing things.
Larry Tarno
November 9, 2014
I only knew Dick for a short time but his mother is a dear friend of mine. He will be greatly missed by m many. He lived his life to the first and he made a tremendous mark on the world. His mother can be very proud.
Merrian Smith
November 7, 2014
Dick was one of the best engineers I ever met and was deeply passionate about making the finest products possible to support the defense of the US and our allies. I was honored to know him; we had a great many technical discussions at Raytheon.
Dick once showed me his "photo collage" of his baseball cards....many from the 1910s and amazing collection, but consistent with everything he did. Dick will live in our memories. What a guy!

Mike Hart
November 6, 2014
Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Dick will be sorely missed.
Dan Wilson
November 6, 2014
Rest in Peace now Dick free from pain. My condolences to his family and friends as we all grieve the loss of this wonderful man.
Allison Atkins
November 4, 2014
Dick was a couple years ahead of me in High School and was someone I looked up to with the incredible athletic talent he possessed. He truly was a man amongst boys. Not many people in life that you meet and never really get to know, but make an impression in your life that you are talking about them some 35 years later. I see that Dick continued on that journey and touched the lives of many. My absolute deepest condolences to dick's family and closest friends, for I know that we have lost an incredible talent and huge heart. What an incredible person he was and I thank you Dick for leaving such a positive impression in my mind for 35 years to follow after our initial meeting. Rest in Peace here and play ball with the greatest of our time where you reside now. God Bless!
Randy Kluber
November 4, 2014
I met Dick in 1989, we worked together until 2010. I never considered him a co-worker, but rather a good friend. I wish his family my condolences and I know he is pitching for the A team. Rest in Peace, my friend
Ernie Faccini
November 4, 2014
with love and prayers to his family...
Lynda Churchill
November 3, 2014
I am so sorry Dick's life was cut so short. He was a wonderful young man and I am so glad I got to spend a few years getting to know him during his little league days. My thoughts are with his family and friends as we all grieve at this young man's passing.
Jim Hudlow
November 3, 2014
My heart grieves for you at the loss of such a wonderful son. I only had the opportunity to say hello to him once when he answered your door, but it sounds like he was amazing! Blessings to you during this time of much sorrow.
Cheryle & Jesse Jones-Johnson
November 3, 2014
Heartfelt condolences to all whose lives Dick touched ... and there were many! He truly left an indelible mark during his all-too-brief life, and he will be missed by us all.
Terry Kellam
November 3, 2014
RIP Dick. What an amazing person.
Mark Donnelley
November 3, 2014
Rest in peace Dick. I will remember our days working together. Leona
November 2, 2014
Dick is a good and neighbor, that had a smokin fastball, I knew it was a strike because my palm could always feel it. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.
Tom Parent
November 2, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve Dick's passing. May the realization that he's no longer in pain give you some comfort in the days and weeks ahead.
Reyne Buchholz
November 2, 2014
Rest In Peace Dick. You were simply the best at everything you did. I was in awe when I watched you pitch. You were the best I have ever seen from this area. The best part of you though was your wonderful personality. God's speed my friend. And that did describe your fastball! You will be missed by so many. My deepest condolences to your family.
George Tveden
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