Raymond Sylvester LoydDecember 29, 1930 ~ May 27, 2017 (age 86)
Raymond S. Loyd, 86, of Cambridge, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 atUMSMC at Dorchester. Born in Curtisville, PA on December 29, 1930, he was the son of the late Lieutenant Hopson Loyd and the former Mary Ann Zacheryl.
Mr. Loyd enjoyed 45 years of married life with his bride, the former Elma Frances McGinn, who passed away on August 24, 1993. Together, they raised 4 daughters and a son, with whom they enjoyed traveling and camping all over the country. Mr. Loyd was employed for 35 years by the E.I. DuPont Company at its Seaford, Delaware facility, where nylon was first created. He rose from an entry level position to become a Supervisor of Works Engineering. During his tenure, he designed a modification to existing machinery that allowed a newer type of nylon to go into production successfully.
Mr. Loyd’s passion for engineering was evident throughout his life. Affectionately known as “Big Ray”, he was the one friends and family turned to for help if anything from an automobile to a television needed a fix. Ray took every hobby to a level of excellence, whether it was hunting, photography, boating, woodworking, or cooking. He was a private pilot, a motorcycle and camping enthusiast, and a gardener extraordinaire. Mr. Loyd has been a member of the Choptank Tribe RV Club, the Retreads Motorcycle Club, the Cambridge Jaycees, the 25 Year Club of DuPont, and The Holy Name Society of the Catholic Church. He continued to attend his Friday Night Men’s Club until his death.
Mr. Loyd had a creative mind, a superior work ethic, and a great sense of humor. He willbe remembered as a wonderful provider, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather as well as a loyal friend to many.
He is survived by four daughters, Toni Powers of Hurlock, Terri Taylor and husbandDavid, of St. Mary’s City, MD, Jeanne Loyd of Hurlock, Lisa Varner and husband Paul,of East New Market; seven grandchildren Joshua Loyd and wife Cassie of South Beloit, IL, Robert E. Powers, Jr., and husband Nick Robbins of New York City,Stephanie Selvidge and husband Michael of Colton’s Point, MD, Elaine Westerfield and husband Matthew, of Leonardtown, MD, Madeleine Taylor of St. Mary’s City, MD, Melissa Foxwell of Cambridge, and Kyle Varner and wife Lauren of East New Market; five great grandchildren Clayton, John, and Mason Loyd of South Beloit, IL, and Kaidyn and Evan Selvidge of Colton’s Point, MD; his loving companion of 24 years, Beth Faes and her children, Christy Mir of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Angela Carter of Myrtle Beach, SC; two brothers and one sister of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Loyd was preceded in death by a son, Raymond E. Loyd, and a brother, Leroy Loyd.
A funeral liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Refuge of Sinners on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11 AM with Father Bruce Byrolly officiating. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. Memorial contributions can be made to the Coastal Hospice Foundation, P.O.Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.
Coastal Hospice Foundation
P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury MD 21802