James Louis Lloyd, a science teacher at the Montauk School for a decade, died in Arlington, Tex., on Nov. 18 of throat cancer. He was 56 and had been ill for seven months.
A nature lover, Mr. Lloyd graduated from the State University at Cobleskill with an associate degree in fisheries and wildlife, and went on to earn a bachelor of science in the same subject from Humboldt State University in California. He returned to New York to take an M.A. in education at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, with certifications in biology, earth science, and chemistry. A resident of East Hampton since 1983, he took the job in Montauk, teaching science and Regents biology, in 1987, and continued to make his home here until he fell ill.
Mr. Lloyd was born on Feb. 5, 1957, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Beverly C. Mertens and William E. Lloyd, and grew up in Bedford, N.Y., where he attended Fox Lane High School.
He shared his appreciation of the natural world with his three children, Nicholas J. Lloyd, now of East Hampton; Beverly B. Keyes of Stamford, Conn., and Victoria R. Keyes of East Hampton, a student at the State University at Binghamton. While the three were growing up, their father frequently took them hiking, fishing, and bird-watching.
Mr. Lloyd is also survived by four brothers and two sisters. They are William E. Lloyd of Allen, Tex., Robert A. Lloyd of Carollton, Tex., David P. Lloyd of Clifton, Tex., Paul F. Hover of St. Onge, S.D., Katherine S. Mansfield of Arlington, and Karin J. Zander of San Antonio.
Funeral services were held in Arlington on Dec. 1.