Michael W. Lloyd, 40

Michael W. Lloyd, 40, of North Beaver Township, passed away on September 11, 2014, after a very brief illness.

Born on December 12, 1973, in Clarion, PA, Michael was the son of Michael and Jayne Kahle Lloyd.

Mike was married to Melanie Loughhead for 15 years. Melanie is the daughter of John and Karolee Loughhead of Wampum.

Mike was a member of Wampum Presbyterian Church where he frequently worked with youth activities. He was the co-founder and co-owner of Acolyte, LLC of Zelienople. The partnership created and operated Catholic Match, one of the largest online Catholic dating forums. After high school Mike attended West Point and later graduated with an engineering degree from Geneva College. Mike was active in coaching soccer and basketball in the Mohawk area. Mike was a beloved husband and father. He is the eldest of six siblings. He was known by all for his gentle, loving and adventuresome spirit.

Mike is survived by his wife, Melanie and four sons: Dylan Michael (13), Blake William (11), Kaleb John (11) and Andrew Jacob (5). Mike is also survived by his in-laws, his parents and five siblings: Aaron Lloyd, Jessica Whitacre (Chad), Nathan Lloyd (Liana), Grace Miner (Blake) and Rachel Martin (Bryn). Mike is also survived by thirteen nephews and nieces.

Visiting hours will be held at Marshall Funeral Home on Saturday, September 13, 7-9 PM and Sunday September 14, 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 AM at the Wampum Presbyterian Church with his pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial donation may be sent to Christian Life Academy, 3973 State Rt. 257, Seneca, PA 16346 or the donor’s favorite charity.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Mike’s family at marshallsfh.com

30 thoughts on “Michael W. Lloyd, 40

  1. My condolences to Mike and his family and in my prayers. I was so happy when I found that he had made this company for single women and men and to received people that I can check out and make my choice who I want to meet. He will be miss for the work that he has done for us women and men to have that chance to meet some one new and he gave that chance to us.

    May God Bless his family and friends.

    Elizabeth Smith

  2. I only knew Michael for one year while we were at Geneva College. He always had a bright smile on his face and knew how to make everyone laugh. One of my fondest memories of him, and a story that our children love to hear, was the night he stole some of my stuffed animals from our dorm room. It had been an open house, and I was out at a play rehearsal…I came back, and there was a note on my bed, telling me that a “kidnapping” had taken place and I would receive further word. Sure enough, a cryptic, pieced together ransom note appeared in my mailbox, informing me that if I wanted the animals back, I was to bring Farley Fruit Snacks to the parking lot behind Memorial Hall at midnight…and come alone! I did, not knowing who had played this prank on me, but loving every minute of it. Sure enough, out came Michael from the dark, we did the exchange and had a good laugh. What we didn’t know, was that one of the security guards had seen part of the “exchange” and assumed we were up to no good and accosted us. Michael tried to explain, without laughing, but in the end we both laughed so hard, we could hardly get the story out. Thankfully, I guess we looked trusting enough and the guard let us go on our way! I know he brought joy to his family, and will be sorely missed by all. I look forward to hearing him laugh in glory….no tears, no sadness, no pain, only good, wonderful, JOY! May the Lord shine His face upon you all and give you His Peace.

  3. To Mike’s family and extended family members

    News of Mike’s sudden passing away shocking. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. May his soul rest in peace. May Jesus be your strength and peace in these moments of grief. Praying for you in a very special way.

    Love you Mike for all that you have been to thousands of people around the world and for making a difference in their lives. Miss you very much!!!

    Love and prayers
    Cherry Vincent

  4. Dear Mike, Jayne and family…..
    So..so…sorry to hear of Mike’s passing….how very difficult to walk trough this….you know God is there….we pray His comforting arms around you all……especially the children….
    In His Love,
    Bill and Lois Eisenhuth

  5. Dear Mike, Jayne and family,
    Was shocked to read about your son, Michael. I can remember years ago when all your kids were small and attending Grace Church in Rocky Grove. We had such wonderful times. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May our gracious God carry you as you walk this road with Him.
    Sympathy, love and continued prayers,
    Jackie Cokain

  6. To the Lloyd families.

    Our hearts are heavy at this time for you all. Were praying for you and will continue to in the weeks and months ahead. May God give you peace, comfort and strength.

    Deepest Sympathy,

    Chuck and Rita Van Dyke and family

  7. Eternal God, loving Heavenly Father, There are no words for us to comfort our dear friends in the loss of their wonderful son Michael. You God are able to do more than we can imagine. Please in your power and wisdom; help, sustain & bless Jayne & Mike, Jessica, Aaron, Nathan, Grace & Rachel, and Michael’s wife and sons. Thank you for your peace. May it fill their hearts encouraging their spirits through each moment now & in the days ahead. In Jesus name we pray, Michael & jane Horos

  8. I’m so deeply sorry. My heart pours out with love and prayers to Mike’s wife, Mrs.Lloyd and your sons and family. God be with you all!

    Prayerfully Yours In Christ,

  9. We send our condolences to Melanie and the kids! We are so sorry for the loss of your husband and father! May God bless your family and help you all through this time with strength and peace! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  10. Melanie, boys, and family. ..
    I can not even verbalize how I feel right now. There are literally no words that could adequately express my pain and sorrow for you all. Mike was an amazing man, husband, and father. I remember when Mike and Mel started dating back in Geneva, and then their wedding, and then the birth of their first child. ..I knew way back then that they had something special, and the kind of relationship you wanted to emulate. I’m so happy they had the beautiful years together that they did and so incredibly sorry that it ended way before it should have. He will always live on through the boys and will always be the Angel that watches over all of you. I love you all and I’m so deeply deeply sorry.

  11. My condolences to mike’s family was so sorry to hear of his passing,i went to high school with mike,i graduated a couple years ahead of mike,but knew him he was very sweet,kind,funny,very active in basketball & other sports,had a great sense of humor,he will be missed,my prayer go to his parents & his wife & children,god has taken another angel.

  12. Dear Melanie & the Children, & Mike’s Family:

    We are deeply shocked and saddened by your loss. Mike’s death caught all of us off guard. May the Lord give you much grace as you navigate this sad hour and the days, weeks, and months to follow. No consolation will be meaningful enough to fill his place. Only God’s tender care and all-sufficient love and grace will sustain you. He will be forever missed.


    Richard Morris & Family

  13. I would like to express my sincere condolences to Mike’s family. Though I never met Mike, I feel endebted to him. I was one of the original members of Catholic match back when it was StStraphael.net, and I waited 3 years to find my bride. If it were not for Catholicmatch I would never have met my lovely wife. Little did I know that the Lord had plans to move me to Connecticut to be with her. If it was not for Mike I would not be enjoying the family life that I now have nor our 3 amazing children. So, thank you to your family for lending Mike to work on catholicmatch so that I could have mine. You and he will be in my prayers.

  14. Dear Mike, Jane and Family,
    Although we did not personally know Mike, we do send our love and want you to know that we will be holding you all up in prayer. May our Lord Jesus just envelop you with His precious Love and comfort.
    Pete & Barb Dalby

  15. So very sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Mike briefly at Acolyte and came to appreciate his sweet spirit. I pray God’s grace embrace you and carry you through this time.

  16. I am truly sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I will keep you all in my prayers. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.

  17. I first met Mike and his family at Christian Life Academy and then again at Geneva College. Mike’s infectious sense of humor, kindness, and joy for life will be missed. May God hold each of you close and comfort you. I look forward to seeing Mike in our Father’s house and to hearing his laughter again. My thoughts and prayers are with you -Jenn

  18. To the Lloyd Families,

    Our hearts ache for all of you. We are so sorry for your loss, but know that our gracious God will provide strength and comfort to be able to endure!

  19. Jayne, Mike, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

  20. I was so sad when I read the newspaper on Saturday… No words I say will help how you all feel. Mike was an awesome man. He will be missed by us, and many others. He has touched so many with is laughter and kindness.

    Many prayers are said for all of you. God has you all in his loving arms. He will see you though this.
    The one poem that helped me when Dennis died, was and still is…


  21. My prayers and sympathy to all. May God comfort you during this sudden loss and wrap His loving arms around each of you.

  22. Mike, Jayne, Melanie and families….
    We were shocked to hear of Michael’s sudden death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue to be in the days, weeks, and months ahead. May God’s Spirit strengthen and uphold you. May you find comfort and peace in His Word and in His promises. May you be mindful of God’s character even in these painful times. I cannot even begin to imagine the sorrow you are feeling, so I am not trying to minimize what you are going through…and yet I feel as though I should share these words, this promise, to encourage you…”This to shall pass”…then in the twinkling of an eye…at the sound of the trumpet call….We will be united with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ…and so we will be with the Lord forever! I Thessalonians 4….How GREAT IS HIS FAITHFULNESS!!!
    Love and prayers, Karl and Carla Womer

  23. Melanie, it is with great sadness I am writing this. I just found out today about Michael. He was a wonderful husband and father. The world is definitely a better place for him having t have lived ok this earth. Prayers are with you and the boys.

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