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John Ira Loy

September 23, 1940 - June 13, 2019

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John I. Loy, 78, of Wilmington, Delaware, died peacefully on June 13, 2019. Born September 23, 1940 in Knoxville, Tennessee, he was the only son of the late Ira M. Loy and Ruby Dyer Loy. He graduated from Central High School and attended the University of Tennessee, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in microbiology. In college, he played with the Pride of the Southland marching band and competed on the rifle team. He also...  see more
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  • Maria Beatriz Ribas
    John was a beautiful human being. I spent a lot of time with him and could see his sensitivity and delicacy up close. He was a vera good friend who will always remain in my heart. I always will miss the interesting and intelligent chats we used to have!...  more
  • Kamala Anandam
    True friendship lasts forever even after death. So it is with John. A family from India bonded with a family from United States. John and my husband Ernest got to know each other as they studied microbiology at U of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1964. ...  more