Lloyd Robert Long passed away due to natural causes on Sunday, September 21st, 2014, in Laughlin, Nevada at the age of 64. Lloyd was born on June 30, 1950, in San Gabriel, California. He was the second child and only son of Eva Rice and Lloyd Delmar Long.
While Lloyd grew up in Commerce, California, he had fond memories of his time spent on the east coast, particularly Camp Hi-Rock in Massachusetts. Lloyd spent many summers there serving as a camp counselor and in later years returned frequently with his own family to the camp.
After high school, Lloyd attended California State Polytechnic University at Pomona where he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1972. He married Cheryl Denise Schaad on July 10, 1982 in Arbuckle, California, and together had a son, Harrison Lloyd, on August 1, 1986.
Lloyd was a member of the Planning Commission for the city of Commerce, and also served the City of West Hollywood for more than two decades before retiring as the Director of Human Services in 2009. He loved the people of his community and diligently served them.
Lloyd was a deep thinker and voracious reader. He loved poetry as well as golf, baseball, and his beloved pugs Maddie and Beau. He enjoyed his retirement years by spending time with his best friends and traveling.
Lloyd was preceded in death by both his mother and father, Eva and Lloyd Long, and is survived by his former wife, Cheryl, his son, Harrison (Kelsey), his sister Linda, and Linda\'s children Ashleigh (Jeff) and Andrew.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Fiesta Hall, 1200 N Vista Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046.
Memorial donations can be made to the YMCA Camp Hi-Rock in honor of Lloyd.
Published: Sept. 25, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 24