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Robert G. Lloyd, age 81, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 after an extended illness. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (Marsilii), his devoted wife of 44 years. Bob attended St. Elizabeth School, Brown Vocational School and Del Tech College. Bob was dedicated in his career as a firefighter and tenderhearted with the people he loved. He was a true partner to Lorraine. Except for work, they were never apart.
Bob was a patriot and was proud to have served as a firefighter for the City of Wilmington for 35 years. In 1963, Bob was assigned to Wilmington Fire Dept. Engine Co. #1 and Rescue #1. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1972. He was a training officer for 5 years and then was commander of Engine Co. #1-B Platoon, Rescue #1, Boat Recovery and Ladder Co. #1.
Bob was promoted to Captain in 1983 and assigned as Station Commander of Engine #5. Bob always strove to further his professional development and excellence in firefighting and first aid and received many commendations for meritorious service.
In 1990, Bob was honored for his years of commitment to the Fire Preservation and Education in the City of Wilmington. Bob also participated with the City of Wilmington Firefighters fundraising to fight muscular dystrophy particularly Jerry’s Kids and received a personal letter of thanks from Jerry Lewis. For over 11 years Bob was Captain and Battalion Chief of Marine Operations and Engine Companies #1, #2 and #6 until his retirement in 1998.
With the same inner fortitude Bob had as a firefighter, he faced his last days with courage, dignity and grace and passed peacefully, holding hands with his sweetheart and beloved wife, Lorraine as he always had for 44 years.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his brothers, Richard, John and Alan and his brother in law, Ronald Marsilii. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Lloyd and Anna (Ptak) Lloyd.
Visitation with his family will be held on Thursday, January 31 from 10-11 am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th and Dupont Sts., Wilmington with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11am. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.