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Mark Thomas Loyd  

Mark Thomas Loyd

March 4, 1980 – September 25, 2016

Mark Thomas Loyd, age 36, of Newark, Delaware, lost his long battle with drug addiction on Sunday, September 25, 2016. He was born on March 4, 1980 in Madison, WI, to Joseph E. and Margaret E. (Naquin) Loyd.

Mark loved music and playing his guitar with friends. For the past six months Mark enjoyed working at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, where he found many new friends. New friends at the Men of New Garden and the Human Services Department of DelTech helped to make the last months of his life some of the happiest of his life. He was two terms short of completing an associate’s degree in Human Services at DelTech and dreamed of helping others avoid the misery of drug addiction.

He is survived by his parents and brother, Jeffrey J. Loyd of Newark. Mark, we love you; you will always be in our hearts.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Saturday morning, October 1, 2016 at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Loyd Memorial Narcan Rescue Fund, c/o any PNC Bank. The Fund will provide free Narcan kits to persons unable to afford the cost to reduce overdose deaths.

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  1. Heather miller, September 28, 2016

    Rest well my friend. Gone but never forgotten

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  2. Dyanna Mosier, September 28, 2016

    I am very blesses to have met and known such a wonderful person. I will miss you and you’ll awlays be in my heart.

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  3. W.W, September 28, 2016

    My sincere condolences to the Loyd family. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of times spent together and have comfort in God’s promise of a new world where death will be no more.(Revelation 21:3,4) My deepest sympathy to you all.

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  4. Stefhanie Insinga-Ash, September 28, 2016

    Mark I’m so sorry for your struggle. May you find the peace you could get.
    I’m so sorry to his family n friends, it’s so real n painful I hope you KNOW that his struggle is over n THAT may give you some kind of peace. May the lord bless n keep you.

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  5. Jon Lee, September 28, 2016

    I am deeply saddened to hear that Mark in gone from our life. I became fond of him when meeting him at the Men of New Garden. We all thought he got it and that was a shock to me and the other men that came to care about him. We have lose two daughters in my family and my wife and know all too well the grief of the loss of a child. One was at 23 and the other at 46. We loved them as much as when they were 8 or 10 years old. The love didn’t change when they got older. I found comfort in a support group Compassionate Friends. Peace
    Jon

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  6. Lanne Kowal, September 28, 2016

    To Mark’s family and all who love him….. I did not know Mark, however I am a recovering addict and I am very sorry to hear about Mark losing this battle. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I also want to thank you for being so thoughtful and considerate of others during this time of great pain for you. Your request for donations regarding Narcan, so that other families may not suffer the same pain, is truly one of the most selfless and generous acts of kindness I have witnessed. May God Bless all of you now and always and may Mark rest in eternal peace, now free of this demon called addiction.

    Love and Respect ,

    Lanne Kowal

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  7. Penny Guzzo, September 28, 2016

    RIP Mark. You can finally rest. You were a sweet soul and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  8. Chuck Pinkerton, September 29, 2016

    Rest well brother. You are at peace. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  9. Marie Brackin, September 29, 2016

    I did not know Mark but know all to well that the struggle is real. I am sorry and sad that he was unable to overcome the addiction demon. May he rest in Peace now with the good Lord above.

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  10. Nichole Lynch, September 29, 2016

    I am so sorry to hear that you are gone. Your spirit shined so bright and free. Your personality helped to uplift me. Your words helped me to see my capabilities. I shared my poems with you and you shared your poems with me. I am so glad to have met you I will never forget you. A life changing moment. Your encouraging words will forever flow free inside of me. God has taken you to a peaceful place I will never forget the smile on your face. Fly like an eagle so free God has saved you from the pain and misery. I pray that God gives your family the strength to get through. Rest in peace Mark

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  11. Heather Jester, October 1, 2016

    Mark….I dont even know what to say right now.You faced that demon every waking day,as do I…Im back in his grips again after soo many yrs of thinking I beat him….your now at peace my friend,all of your pain is gone..❤Dance high with the angels until we meet again…goodby

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