Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The passing of a friend: Mr. Lloyd Gluck

Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of a dear friend to Animal Friends, Mr. Lloyd Gluck.

Lloyd was a staunch supporter of Animal Friends and instrumental in the creation of the Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center at Animal Friends. Named for his first wife Caryl, Lloyd was determined to make possible a place of hope, of action, and of utmost commitment for unwanted animals. Inspired by the tenacity and unwavering spirit of Caryl, Lloyd believed that we, as a community, could do better for our four-legged friends. And, through his support of our community resource center concept, he proved to be right.

On March 15, Lloyd passed away. Lloyd Gluck was a Board member, ambassador, donor and, most importantly, a friend. As an accomplished attorney, he saw the world as his courtroom. Always ready to right the wrongs that he saw around him, he would debate anyone who believed otherwise. Lloyd lived an amazing life – traveling to every continent in the world except one, working for the government, meeting prominent world leaders, and having a bird’s eye view of some of the world’s most important events. But at the core, Lloyd was most passionate and most proud about his love for Caryl, Virginia, his daschund Hilda, and all his beloved pets.

While losing a dear friend is always difficult, I know Lloyd would want us all to use his life, his tenacity and his example as inspiration for all that we do today, tomorrow and into the future. Lloyd believed in us to continue to fight the good fight for the animals.

As a tribute to all he made possible for Animal Friends, we hope you will make a donation in support of Animal Friends' mission. A donation in Lloyd's memory would be the most fitting tribute, as we carry his work forward.

Click here to donate now.

Godspeed, Lloyd.

With heartfelt regards,

Marleen Ashton, Esq.
Board Chair, Animal Friends

David J. Swisher
President & CEO, Animal Friends

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