Sad news about Team 39's Ken Loyd

It is with saddened heart that I must inform the FIRST community of the passing of Ken Loyd on Nov. 23, 2007. FRC and the students were a huge part of Kens life. He will be missed.

Funeral Arrangements:
Visitation 6 pm Monday November 26,2007
Service 3 pm Tuesday November 27

Mariposa Gardens
Southwest corner of
Broadway & Power Roads
400 S. Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 830-4422

I’m so sorry to hear that. I pray that you all will find comfort in his passing.

=David Thomas & Team 964=

Our thoughts and prayers and with his family and his extended family of FIRST.

May he rest in peace and may his family and friends find comfort in his passing.

-vivek on behalf of team 2264

You will be missed. Please pass along condolences from myself and all of Team 111 to Ken’s family and team.

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to his family, his friends, and his team.

wow this was a shock. Can anyone pm me with what happened???

MOE 365 sends our prayers and thoughts to Ken’s family and Team 39.

I’m very sad to hear this news.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to the team.


P.S. Ken, you were at the top of my wish to meet in person list. I wanted to meet your gentle sense of humor in person. :slight_smile:

Our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and teams
Another great person and good friend passes on, but lives on in our memories
Until we meet again,

Please pass on our condolences

Team 60

1923’s thoughts and deepest condolences to his family, friends, and FIRSTers.

You know, amongst all the chaos that circles in and out of these forums every day, sometimes its hard to remember exactly where it comes from. The success of the Chief Delphi forum, while in a large part has been the responsiblity of the Martus family, is greatly attributed to the dedication of those people whom since close to its inception, have been “regulars”.

These regulars have shaped these boards, and in many ways have shaped the FIRST community as we know it.

Ken Loyd, was one of these “regulars”.

Ken had been posting for as long as I can remember. His opinions and thoughts were always well stated and appreciated. Ken was truely one of the special people in this program. In no small part, Ken was one good reason why the FIRST community is so special, and survives today.

From those of us who have been around a while, we salute you Ken. May you forever be remembered for all the good you have done.

True, true. Ken will be sorely missed. He has been a pillar for FIRST support for the last 10 years, maybe more. At many events, he would volunteer in many roles. He was an expert announcer, filed teams through their queing lines, and ran the pit administration table. He did this while also being a very dependable mentor for numerous teams throughout the years.

Ken Lloyd was always a supportive, smiling face who made FIRST a great thing to be a part of.

We will all miss Ken.

May peace be with his family in this difficult time of loss.

Andy Baker

On behalf of Team #1726 we here in Sierra Vista, AZ (and Upstate New York) offer our sincerest condolences.

Ken was one of those wonderful people that became part of the FIRST infrastructure. Whether working with his team, or staffing a competition event, or providing his wisdom on these forums, he provided continuous support to the entire FIRST community. He had the dedicated focus to just make things happen. Without fanfare, he solved problems, provided answers, and made sure things worked. One might be tempted to overlook these contributions, because no recognition was requested or required. But the reality is that this program flourishes because Ken, and all those like him, make it successful. And it was while doing that Ken made perhaps his greatest contribution - reminding us that FIRST is about the people, and not the robots. Ken, we will miss you.


I’ll miss Ken, and his kindness and wicked sense of humor.

My thoughts are with his family, friends, and his team.


Team 1983’s thoughts and prayers are with Team 39 and Ken’s family.

I am very sad to hear about this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with Ken’s friends and family.

though i did not have the fortune to know this obviously great man my condolences go out to all those affected by this loss as I’m sure all of FIRST will agree

He was a great humorous man
He will be missed