Lloyd W. Rich

Whitehall, New York – Lloyd W. Rich lived his entire life in Whitehall. He died peacefully at his home on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, after many years of cancer.

Lloyd was born on Dec. 23, 1942, to his father Harold J. Rich and his mother Cora P. Rich (Constant) of Whitehall. He was the youngest of seven brothers, all of whom passed on before him: Donald, Harold, Robert, Gorman, Les and Roland.

Lloyd never had children; however, his second wife Dorothy (his first wife passed at an early age) came with three adult children, Tom, Jason and Sheila, who were quite active in his life. He also is survived by many nephews, nieces and cousins as well as good friends Paul Round, Kenny Winslow, Joe Pelkey and his two “adopted” grandsons Bert “Chris” Whidden and Johnny Byrnes the fourth.

Lloyd was interested in many things in his life, but some stand out.

He liked doing things with wood; he could make or fix just about anything. He loved ice fishing, well, fishing in general, boating, making maple syrup, hunting and venison – just about any reason to be outdoors. He also did have several bowling trophies. He co-managed the local Green River Band for many years, makes sense, as he loved listening to country music. He was known to shake a leg now and then.

He worked approximately 40 years at his brother’s company Rich Aluminum and Siding from which he retired. Later he went to work for himself and spent a lot of time improving his home and land as well as helping others until he couldn’t. He was always busy.

He spent his final years and hours with his companion Shirley Robinson.

The family wants to thank his caregivers for their kindness.

Lloyd was a good man, really, he was. He believed in Jesus, his Lord and Savior, with whom he now resides.

Finally, there will be a celebration of life in his honor and a graveside memorial service to be announced or contact Jason Rich, Dorothy Rich or Sheila Byrnes. There will be no funeral service per Lloyd’s request.

R.I.P., Lloyd, you had a great dash.

Lloyd’s arrangements are under the care of the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall, NY 12887.

Online condolences may be made at jillsonfuneralhome.com.