January 2, 1922 - December 8, 2021
Lloyd P. Walsh, 99, of Utica died at home on December 8, 2021, just days before his 100th birthday. Endowed with a naturally genial disposition and a spirit of tireless optimism, he will be remembered for his devotion to both his immediate family and his larger community. Lloyd was born on January 2, 1922, in Oswego, NY, the son of Lloyd and Martha Balme Walsh. He graduated from Oswego High School in 1939 and attended Oswego State Teachers College. During World War II Lloyd served in both the Army Air Forces and the infantry where all of his combat time was spent as a front-line rifleman in the 35th Division, a part of General Patton’s 3rd Army. Upon his return home from the war, Lloyd enrolled in the Radio Workshop at Syracuse University under the G.I. Bill. He was united in marriage to June Wood, his college sweetheart at Oswego. They were married 45 years until June’s death in 1991. Following Lloyd’s graduation from Syracuse in 1948, he had a successful broadcasting career that ultimately spanned more than four decades. He worked in all phases of radio in the Utica area including programming, writing, administration, advertising sales, and on-air work. He was best known, locally, for his play-by-play broadcasts of area high school and college basketball, and as the Saturday voice of Colgate University football on radio station WRUN. A member of the Utica Advertising Club and the Sales Executives Club, he also served on the Development Council at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital; worked as a Literacy Volunteer; and advocated for the United Way. Following his retirement, Lloyd continued to share the skills he acquired as a broadcaster, by reading and recording books for the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He was a long-time parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in South Utica. Lloyd was inducted into the Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, and he also served for several years on its Board of Directors. He was a member of the SUNY/IT Sports Hall of Fame and in 1988 was named “Man of the Year” by the East Utica Optimist Club. He was an avid golfer, bowler, excellent swimmer and a dedicated runner. Lloyd could still be found on his treadmill each morning following a disciplined fitness routine well into his nineties. He was an active member of the Skenandoa Golf Club. Lloyd is survived by his six children: Kathleen Berry (Robert) of Rensselaer, NY; Nancy Walsh Manes of Lebanon Springs, NY; Susan Walsh of Utica; Jeanne Walsh of Brattleboro, VT; David Walsh of Rochester, NY; and Dr. Douglas Walsh of Phoenix, AZ and Harrisburg, PA. He was the grandfather of Cara Manes (Sean), of Brooklyn, NY; Gina Manes Willard (Steven) of Enfield, CT; Meaghan Foltz (Jesse) of Duncannon, PA; and Greg Walsh of Harrisburg, PA. Lloyd also leaves four great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Mary, Mother of Our Savior Parish, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 2222 Genesee St., Utica. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Utica. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Lloyd’s name may be made to CABVI (www.cabvi.org/#donate). Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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