Bill Lloyd, 82, Volunteer, Environmentalist, Master Gardener

Lloyd served on Doylestown Township's Environmental Advisory Council.

William “Bill” Lloyd, III of Doylestown Township passed away on April 14th 2014 at his home.   He was 82 years old and the loving husband of Patricia Lloyd for 57 years.  Born in Salida, Colorado, he was the son of late Grace Harris Lloyd and William Lloyd, Jr. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children: son, Tod Lloyd, and daughters, Jenny Penn (John), and Kristine Moser (Joe).   Bill and Pat also have six grandchildren: Robert, Nick, Maia, Emma, Joey, and Kimberly. Bill attended University of Colorado Boulder and majored in Electrical Engineering. 

He met his wife in Boulder, Colorado while both of them were attending the university.  They married in 1956. Bill graduated from University of Texas, Texas Western with a B.S. in Physics in 1958.  After graduating from Texas Western, Bill began working for Remington Rand in 1958 as a Field Engineer.  Bill remained with the company Univac (Unisys Corporation), working in executive corporate management positions until his retirement in 2001. Prior to settling in Doylestown Township with their family in 1974, Bill and Pat lived in various parts of the country that included Texas, New York, California, Missouri and Illinois while he worked for Unisys. 

Bill remained active as a resident and volunteer in the Doylestown Township for 40 years. During retirement, Bill was active in a variety of local community projects and service in the Doylestown Township.  In 2005, he was awarded and recognized for his dedication to volunteer service for the Delaware Valley College.  Bill became a Master Gardener in 2001 and later the vice chair on the Master Gardner’s Steering Committee.  

As a Master Gardener, he volunteered at the Henry Schmeider Arboretum at Delaware Valley College, Neshaminy Manor and at the Honey Hollow Nature Center, Bucks County Audubon Society.  He was also chair for the Arboretum Advisory Board Council. In 2001, Bill began attending classes at the Center for Learning in Retirement (CLR) at Delaware Valley College. 

He served as vice chair and later chair on the CLR Board from 2003 to 2012.  His engagement with CLR remained active throughout his years of retirement.  In addition to his commitment and devotion to CLR, he was active with the Aging Task Force for the Doylestown Township, becoming chair of the Regional Central Bucks Aging Taskforce in 2005. 

Bill was very devoted to the protection of watersheds and the importance of preserving land and water sources in the community, and as a means to fulfill this interest he served on the Environmental Advisory Council for Doylestown Township.  Further underscoring his commitment to public service, he served as an elected Judge of Elections for District 8 from 2009 to 2014. Bill enjoyed traveling, and his most favorite destinations included frequent trips to Colorado, New York City and the Jersey Shore. 

He enjoyed bird watching, gardening, Broadway plays, museums and art galleries as he traveled with his wife and family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service, 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown where the family will receive guests from 10 a.m., until the time of the service.  Interment will be private.    

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to: Doylestown Hospital Hospice, c/o Development Office, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA   18901.


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