Gerald Lloyd


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Bucksport - Gerald Lloyd "Jerry" Leach died unexpectedly on August 13, 2019, at his camp on Spec Pond, doing what he loved, in a place he loved, with a treasured friend at his side. Born during a snowstorm to Lloyd and Lois Leach on December 7, 1957, Jerry lived his whole life on Verona Island and Bucksport.
When asked why he didn't care to travel he simply answered "I love Maine." He was a proud "old school" papermaker and worked for 36 years at the Bucksport mill. After retiring, he taught himself to weld and built a machine shop in his garage. Jerry was an avid collector of tools, a skilled carpenter; and if he couldn't fix something, he figured out how. He was smart, witty, curious and always ready to help others.
Jerry will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and cousin. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 30 years, Allison; his children: Kasie Laviolette (and husband, Joe), Jessica VanScoy (and husband, Derek), Nicholas Leach, Katie VanScoy, and Kel Leach (with partner, Kelsey); his siblings, brother, Larry (and wife, Jill), brother-in-law, Smokey (and wife, Clara), and sister-in-law, Robyn (and husband, Mike). He also leaves his beloved grandchildren: Rylee, Noah, Chloe, Ada, Jade, and Aiden, as well as nieces, nephews and many dear friends. He will be sadly missed by his much loved beagles, Jack and Molly, and his granddog, Henrietta.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 18, with a visitation from 1-2 p.m. followed by a service at 2 p.m. at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. Friends are welcome to come and share their memories of a wonderful man who left us too soon. Reception to follow at KOA Fort Knox campground. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to Tall Tails Beagle Rescue on their website:
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Lloyd Turner Jr.
Aug 19, 2019
To all his family:
He was always a great person and surely will be missed by all ! It saddens us all to have him pass and may he rest in peace. My condolences to his entire family
Lloyd Turner
Ken Smith
Aug 18, 2019
My heart goes out to you. It was good to speak with you on the phone this morning and to share some really sweet memories of us - you, Jerry, and myself the mill - adventures with Rudder (whom y'all essentially raised!)- fishing, the wedding, etc. Jerry was as good and solid a man as I have ever known, and I am a better man for having known him.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
Robyn Holtzer
Aug 17, 2019
I will miss you so much , my favourite brother in law . You will be greatly missed . I I promise I will be there for Allison and your children even though I am so far away . Thank you for taking such good care of my sister and your children and grandchildren . Thank you for understanding my close relationship with my sister and for loving me as a sister. I will miss your infectious smile and your Maine accent and the way you said yep , your calming nature and your wisdom. Thank you for being my sissy’s love of her life . I feel so blessed and honored for being a part of your life . I love you With all my heart
Tammy Tyler
Aug 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss.
Ann Witham
Aug 17, 2019
sadden by the loss of a one of a kind man Jerry always had that smile and would give his shirt off his back for anyone I worked with Jerry in the mill for years when I was going thought something he would talk to me every night giving me advice and ever so often we would text and talk about life and he was so happy to find a great lady (Allison ) when he talked about her you could tell he was smiling my heart goes out to the family Jerry I am so glad I meet you, you will always be in my heart dear friend and ride your motorcycle up there with the Angles when I ride mine I will think of you until we meet again love you Jerry
Michael Denning
Aug 17, 2019
Allison and Family-
So sorry for your loss. a nice person who made me laugh at times, as well as some of the funny stories Allison told me on ems return trips from the hospital. Rest in peace Jerry.
Jo-Ellen Stage Orsini
Aug 17, 2019
It is with a heavy heart that I send love and condolences to Allison and all of Jerry's family. He was one in a million - kind, thoughtful, giving and witty to a fault. And one of the nicest people I ever met. I am truly grateful for all the years I could say Jerry Leach was my brother-in-law. He leaves behind many warm memories. May you rest in peace, Jerry!
Jenny Alicea
Aug 17, 2019
Saddened by your passing , rest in peace , good memories so long ago, love Jenny.
My thoughts go to your family and friends and may they be filled with fond memories and much love.
Phyllis Daniels
Aug 17, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Jerry, Allison. He was one of my favorite people! Please accept my condolences!
Donald A Fickett
Aug 17, 2019
My condolences to the family Jerry was a fantastic Person had a big heart and great smile. I will miss running into Jerry on his motorcycle he always had the wave and smile enjoying the ride once in a while we would chat at the circle K Both on our motorcycles will miss them chats. Ride on in heaven with your friend Andy cloud jumping RIP Jerry you will be missed by many.
Adele Bell
Aug 16, 2019
I am heartbroken that I will not see you again. I loved you so much because you loved my best friend and her family. Words cannot express the heartache I am feeling for Allison and all the family. You will be missed more than you know Jerry❤️
Adele Bell
Aug 16, 2019
Just heartbroken for the entire family. I loved Jerry as my best friends husband but also as my friends best friend. Had so many good times with you and Al. You will be missed by many. RIP my friend💔 The angels are blessed to have you.
Jennifer Cope
Aug 16, 2019
He was a great son-in-law and a wonderful father to my grandchildren.
Katie Trask
Aug 16, 2019
Love you JerBear, life will never be the same, rest easy my friend, I’ll see you every night in the moon 🌙 💕💁🏽
Jerry and Delores Giles
Aug 16, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. We both knew Jerry at the mill. Such a nice guy. Grasp all the fond memories.
Aug 16, 2019
Miss you already, Jer. Life (and home) will never be the same.
Aug 16, 2019
Jerry was one of the good guys, strong, silent and with a wicked dry humor. I was honored to know him, and he will be sorely missed. A great loss to all of us who loved him.