Obituary of Bruce G. Lloyd
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Bruce G. Lloyd of Florence, NJ, passed away on January 6, 2022 at Jefferson University Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Lloyd was born on July 4, 1944 in Trenton, NJ. Bruce is survived by his devoted nephew, Timothy P. Lloyd, his wife Tina and their children Josh, Evan and Bridget of Florence, NJ; a sister Linda Lloyd McGhee of Mesa, Arizona, a niece Karen Eakes of Montrose, Colorado ( Ryan); sister-in-law Carol S. Lloyd of East Windsor, NJ; cousins W. Thomas Thatcher, III of Yardley, PA; cousin Brent Thatcher of Hazel Green, AL; cousin Barry Thatcher of Brick, NJ; best friends Thomas and Nancy Savko of Ewing, NJ, Edward Savko of Sebastian, FL; a special friend, Lynn Weisel of Hamilton, NJ,; and many good friends. Predeceased by his mother Florence Thatcher Lloyd, the first woman to be a practicing funeral director in Trenton; his father Richard P. Lloyd, Jr., who served as president of the Trenton Board of Education; a brother, funeral director, Philip R. Lloyd; Grandparents Florence Hill Thatcher and funeral director, P. Ralph Thatcher; Mary Brophy Lloyd and Richard P. Lloyd, Sr., (better known to Trenton Tiger fans as LHP Lefty Lloyd, whose 1911 record was 21-9; and an uncle, W. Thomas Thatcher, II, DDS. Bruce attended Trenton Public Schools graduating from Trenton Central High School in 1962 where he was a Varsity Football Defensive Tackle. He continued his love of the game as Defensive Tackle at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1967. He began his teaching career in the Science Departments in the Trenton Public Schools at Jr. #2 and Trenton Central High School where he was one of the Defensive Football Coaches and retired after 30 years. Missing the classroom he joined the Science Department of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, NJ until he retired due to heart health issues. Bruce's childhood was filled with league baseball and basketball sports in Trenton. Summers were spent at the family home that his grandfather, P. Ralph Thatcher built in 1928 in Seaside Park, NJ where his days were spent swimming, boating, water skiing, surf fishing, selling ice cream up and down the beaches until he was old enough to join the Sea Park Lifeguard Squad. After becoming a teacher summers were open and he became a camp counselor at the oldest camp in the USA, Keewaydin Camp, Salisbury, Vermont. He relished the portage canoe trips to Canada taking along his nephews for their wilderness adventures. An avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, he spent later spring breaks and summers in Montana working on his friend's family ranch. He traveled to Alaska for the ultimate Salmon fishing experience with his childhood friend Ed Savko. Bruce and the Savko guys trekked to all the best fishing and hunting spots in the Tri-state area. He was a regular at Florence High School baseball and field hockey games rooting on Evan and Bridget Lloyd. Mornings he'd spend at Liberty Diner's counter chatting with the regulars about sports, history and doing his crossword puzzle with the staff. Bruce was a former Exalted Ruler of Hamilton Elks Lodge #2262 and a longtime volunteer of the Liberty Rescue Squad. Trenton, NJ. On Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10 am a graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery, 870 Centre Street, Trenton, NJ 08611. The family will be forever grateful to the Jefferson Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant team for their outstanding care of Bruce for over 12 years and to the DaVita Dialysis of Burlington team who cared for him three times a week for the past seven years. These teams were Bruce's "Medical Family". In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in support of Jefferson University Medical Center's Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program. Donations in Bruce's memory may be made at www.Jefferson.edu/giveheart designated to the Jefferson's Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fund or checks made payable and mailed to Jefferson's Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fund mailed to 125 S. 9th St., Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Arrangements are under the care of Knott's Colonial Funeral Home 2946 South Broad Street Hamilton, NJ 08610. Condolences for the family can be left at www.knottscolonialfuneralhome.com.