Lloyd Eugene Botsford, known affectionately as "Botsy," of Liberty, NY, left this world on October 8, 2023, at the age of 71. Lloyd's life was a testament to the power of passion, camaraderie, and unwavering love for his family and friends. He was the son of the late Milton and Dorothy (Hornbeck) Botsford, born on January 31, 1952, in Ellenville, NY.
Lloyd worked as an electrician for the New York City DEP for nearly four decades. However, it was outside of the workplace that Lloyd truly shone. His enthusiasm for horseshoes knew no bounds, and he was an active participant in the Neversink Horseshoe League. Botsy's passion for the annual fundraising tournaments was unmatched, and he was always eager to share his love and knowledge of the game with anyone willing to learn. When horseshoes were out of season, he enjoyed weekly dart games with family and friends.
Lloyd extended his coaching talents to support the community, dedicating over a decade to coaching women's softball teams and boys' little league. He was unwavering at his grandchildren's sporting events, never missing a moment of their growth and achievements.
A founding member of the Old Hogs Motorcycle Club, Lloyd's love for riding took him on unforgettable journeys from New York State to Arkansas. He didn't just ride; he shared his passion, leading fellow club members on countless adventures. He was a man of many interests, a member to the OB’s, an avid reader, an enthusiast of music, and always up for a competitive board or card game.
But perhaps Lloyd's most enduring legacy was his extraordinary ability to connect with people. He was a friend to all he met, his warm and welcoming spirit making everyone feel like an immediate friend. His charisma, kindness, and sense of humor left an indelible mark on those lucky to cross his path.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Lee Botsford; his sons, Greg and Drew Botsford; his daughter-in-law, Kimberly Botsford; his beloved grandchildren, Aubrey, Chase, and Madison Botsford; his sister, Linda Hewlett, brother-in-laws, Danny Beiling, Andrew Beiling, John Beiling, Paul Stephenson, his sister-in-laws Ann Stephenson, Lori Wheatly, Tee Beiling and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. His sister, Dona Valletta, predeceased him.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788.
Donations can be made to the Neversink Fire Department or the New York State Troopers Benevolent Association.