Lloyd Richard Martin

Posted: Sunday, September 05, 2010

Juneau resident Lloyd Richard Martin died Aug. 31, 2010 at Bartlett Regional Hospital. He was 83.

He was born May 24, 1927 in Stevensville, Mont. to parents Joy Allen and Frances E. Martin.

He joined the Navy in his senior year of high school and served one term, which ended in New York where he met his future bride, Elizabeth (Betty) Snyder.

Lloyd moved to Juneau from New York City in 1959 with Betty and daughter Fran. The family lived in an apartment behind the Baranof Hotel until they moved out near Fritz Cove Road. What started out as a one-room shack, Lloyd built into the home the family grew up in. He enjoyed building things and always had a variety of vehicles to tinker on. He enjoyed being around people and was quick to make a person feel welcome. He had a real talent in writing poems and letters and enjoyed a good book. In later years, he shared his cooking skills making cakes and pies for friends, along with his own soup and stew creations. He loved crossword puzzles and keeping in touch with friends and family. He was also a man full of mischief.

Over the years he worked for several construction companies, including Juneau Ready Mix, Belardi and Schneider, Triplette Construction and Steve Hiley. He was a member of the Teamster's Union Local 959 for a number of years.

He is survived by his daughter Fran of Juneau; brothers Leonard J. Martin of Snohomish, Wash.; Michael P. Martin, his wife Shirley and their families of Roy, Wash.; his sister-in-law Carol and her husband Bill Powers of Anaconda, Mont. and their families throughout the states; his close friend Brenda Pagano and her children and Dr. Joe Roth and his family (all of whom provided so much care and service in Lloyd's final months); close friends Terri and Darin Fagerstrom, Todd Daugherty, Dennis Pleasants and his chiropractor, Dr. Conners-Allen.

There will be no funeral. However, a graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Alaska Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, any of the local senior care services (Meals on Wheels, Care-A-Van, Compass Home Center for Community) or the charity of your choice.

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