Frederick "Unkl Ric" Loyd of American Canyon passed away on September 10, 2021 at Stanford Hospital after suffering a stroke.Ric was born in Evanston, IL on August 19, 1943. He graduated from Kingman High School (AZ) in 1961. He was a Navy veteran and served from 1964-1968.Ric was a roofer in the Vallejo area and in 1976 he went to work at Mare Island as an electrician until the yard closed, and he continued on to work for Sempra Energy, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling, making many trips to WY and MT. He was never at a loss for words and he always found someone to tell a story or a joke to. He had many friends and acquaintances that were very dear to him.He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years, and the VFW. he was diagnosed with CHF in 2005 an received an LVAD in 2015. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dixie; four children, Andrea (Jeff) Ware of Alabama, Debi Love of Irvine, Kelly Mayes of Sacramento, and Kristi (Doug) McGraw of Vacaville; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Amberly (John), Taylor, Katie, Robert, Ty, Samantha, Ashlyn, Austin and Anthony; four great-grandchildren, Robert, Isabella, Meilani and Roman; four sisters, Diane (John) Sousa, Vallejo, Susan (Larry) Pearson, Yuba City, Bonnie Booher, Reedsport, OR, and Linda (Tom) Thomas of Reno, NV; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alvis (Jack) and Margaret Loyd; brother-in-law, Roger Booher, and niece, Amy Pearson. We wish to thank the doctors and LVAD team that took such special care of Ric at Stanford and also Dr. G. Samuel Chua and Dr. Dineshkumar Thakur of Vallejo. A memorial service will be held at a later time.Cremation and arrangements entrusted to the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St., Vallejo (707) 552-6696. www.TwinChapelsMortuary.comW00158220-image-1.jpg
Published by Times Herald Online on Sep. 19, 2021.