Obituaries: Tom Lloyd

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday December 7, 2022
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Tom Lloyd
Tom Lloyd

December 5, 1942 — November 14, 2022

Tom Lloyd, who lived in San Francisco for decades and was a co-founder of Mobilization Against AIDS, died November 14, 2022 after a long illness. He was 79.

Tom was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, earned a Ph.D. from Harvard, and taught economics at the University of Virginia and Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. He was a successful business consultant when he moved to San Francisco in the 1970s.

Tom was a member of many LGBTQ organizations, including the Sons of Harvard and FrontRunners. In the mid-1980s Tom helped found Mobilization Against AIDS, an early San Francisco AIDS activist organization, and served on its board of directors for many years. He gave generously to the organization and offered his Ashbury Terrace home for events, including the group's first fundraiser and an informal question and answer session with Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Tom loved nature, fishing, gardening, and reading. He especially loved watching birds in their natural habitat. Tom was an avid learner his whole life and had a wonderful sense of humor.

He moved to Placerville, California in the mid-2000s. He is survived by his sister Nancy; brother Jim; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

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