Lloyd Victor Weston (née Weiss), 97, of Westhampton, passed away on Feb. 2, 2022 with his daughters by his side at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Westhampton Beach.
Lloyd was born in Brooklyn, NY, on November 22, 1924. He was the only child of Murry and Helen (Lewis) Weiss. He had an amazing childhood where he was always surrounded with love. He was a delight to his parents. He had many friends and loved to play stickball and other street games in his neighborhood. He spent much of his time with his close, extended family of grandparents, aunts, and uncles. He graduated from Boys High and at age 19, he enlisted in the army to fight in WWII. He was stationed in the Philippines where he was a radar operator from 1942-1945.
After the war, he returned home to study Speech and Radio at Brooklyn College as part of the GI bill. Although he could've gone to college anywhere in the US, he was so excited to be home from the war that he decided to stick close to home and attend college close by.
Lloyd loved music. It became the soundtrack to his life. After graduation, he was a classical radio DJ, which took him to different parts of the country. His parents would frequently call into the radio program to request various songs. He had recordings of these shows on LPs that he had saved for many years. Later in life, he'd always have music playing, which instilled a love of music in his children. In addition to being a DJ, he worked for Gray Advertising in Manhattan. He also worked on the Eddie Fisher Show.
Lloyd met the love of his life, Claire, in 1966 in Hempstead, NY, and they wed in 1967. They moved to Westhampton Beach in 1970. He went on to do real estate sales and eventually worked at a private golf course in Dix Hills for over 20 years. Although he had never played a round of golf in his life, he enjoyed being a starter at the course and even managed to fool a few golfers with his knowledge of the game. He retired about 10 years ago and enjoyed time with Claire, his children, and grandchildren.
Lloyd was known for his sense of humor. No matter where he was, he'd manage to get people to laugh. He had some classic jokes on replay, but always managed to say something brilliant to bring a smile to someone's face. He had a penchant for knowing just how to deliver the punchline with the right amount of dry wit. He had many jokes memorized from classic comics, as well as his own "material" that he was always ready to try out on someone new.
In addition to making us all laugh nonstop, Lloyd was the true embodiment of a doting son, husband, father and grandfather. He never wavered in his devotion to the happiness and wellbeing of his family. He never missed a good morning or good night phone call, or a call to shoot the breeze, crack a few jokes and end his conversation with "enough of the stupid talk" when he was finished checking in on everyone. Once he asked how everyone was doing, we could finally ask him how he was doing, as he was the one who was ill, but he always put everyone else first. That was just his nature.
Lloyd was a gentleman and a true classic. He believed strongly in manners and etiquette and instilled that in his children. He was an avid reader and loved reading spy novels. He spent much of his free time sitting with a good book. He'd make frequent trips to the public library and quite often would take out the same book repeatedly. Sometimes he'd get halfway through a novel and realize that he'd already read it.
Lloyd was a dog lover. Apart from the past decade, he had a dog by his side since he was a child. He especially loved taking the dogs on long walks, making up silly names and stories about them, and treating them like part of the family.
Lloyd was a fighter. We were in awe of his "nine lives". Over the past several years, he survived many illnesses, falls, broken bones, surgical procedures and fatigue. He also lived in the shadow of his grief after losing his wife. There wasn't a person who met him who didn't marvel at his fortitude. On many occasions people would say how they wish they could be in as good shape as he was at 97.
Lloyd leaves behind his four children Amy (Vin) Chiera of Parkland, Florida, Kim Williams of Westhampton, Keri (John) Shiu of Quogue, and Krissy (Guy) Napolitano of Manorville. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 47 years, Claire.
Visitation will take place at Werner-Rothwell Funeral home at 60 Mill Road in Westhampton Beach on Sunday, February 6th between 2-4pm and 7-9pm. There will be a funeral on Monday, February 7th at 12pm at Calverton National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to East End Hospice at https://www.eeh.org
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