Lloyd Mead Loop, Jr. SAUGERTIES- Lloyd Mead Loop, Jr., 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Cortland, N.Y., Park Nursing Home. Born on Sept. 11, 1931, in Wappingers Falls, he lived in Saugerties for 50 years and retired in 1990 from Saugerties Central Schools, where he was a history and Latin teacher for 32 years. Loop was a 50 year member of the Saugerties Dutch Reformed Church, served as Saugerties Town Historian, was involved in the restoration of the Saugerties Lighthouse, served as past Commander of American Legion Post 72 in Saugerties, and was inaugural co-president of the Saugerties Retired Teachers Association. He graduated from Red Hook High School; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; and held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Albany. He was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd Mead Loop, Sr., and Ruth Loop; and his sister, Shirley Warren. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Janet of Cortland Park Nursing Home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kirstin and John Dobbs of Townsville, Queensland, Australia; a son and daughter-in-law, Mead and Jill Loop of Ithaca, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, McKenna Loop, Isabelle Loop, and Cassandra Loop, all of Ithaca, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lloyd’s memory may be sent to: Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy, P.O. Box 654, Saugerties, N.Y., 12477 (gertieslighthouse.com
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Published by Daily Freeman from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2017.