Lloyd M. WARD, 67, of Scio, NY, died Friday, April 27, 2018 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY surrounded by his family.
Born December 7, 1950, in Wellsville, he was the son of Morris and Doris Goodridge Ward.
On October 6, 1973, in Scio, he married the former Katherine J. Porter, who survives.
A Vietnam Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army.
A graduate of Scio Central School and Breeden School of Welding in Genesee, PA, he was employed by Air Preheater for 40 years, retiring in 2014.
Lloyd enjoyed the outdoors and his Jeep rides with his dog, Meisie. His loves were his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Surviving besides his wife, Katherine, are: four children, Sarah Claypool of Scio, Carrie (Aaron) Elliott of Scio, Loretta (Brian) Erwin of Philadelphia, PA, and Casey Ward of Allegany, NY; five grandchildren, Trevor Claypool, Shelby Claypool, Kaylee Elliott, Kylee Elliott, and Max Erwin; five sisters, Phyllis (Ronald deceased) Young of Lockport, NY, Lillian (Donald) Pye of Wellsville, RuthAnn (Ralph deceased) Middaugh of Hornell, Norma (Donald) Middaugh of Friendship, and MaryLou (Donald) Drake of Angelica; nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Meisie. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Keiser.
Lloyd liked the Billy Graham quote, “Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”
Services will be held privately. The Rev. Carl Kemp will officiate. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.