To view Lloyd's memorial service click "View A Video" below his picture.Lloyd Paul Maritz, Jr., was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 7, 1924, to Lloyd P. Maritz, Sr., and Pelagie (Pagie) Shelp Maritz Egilsrud. He is survived by his younger sister Margot Maritz Martin of St. Louis, MO, and his five daughters: Melanie Cavender, Christine (Christy) Berlau, Stephanie (Stevie) Casbeer, Pelagie (Pagie) Beeson, Kimberly (Kim) Merritt; his son, Lloyd Paul Maritz, III; and their families. He was the grandfather to five and great-grandfather to fifteen. His family in Arizona included Pagie & Mike Beeson, John & Angel Beeson, Sarah & Anders Andersen, and Stevie Casbeer.\n\nLloyd grew up in St. Louis, MO, graduating from Clayton High School where he was an all-star football player. He attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and served in the U.S. Navy on an underwater demolition team. He married Frances P. Graves in 1946 and they had six children. Lloyd's personality was well-suited to his career in sales, starting at Maritz Jewelers/Maritz Sales Builders in St. Louis, and moving to Kansas City with E.F. MacDonald Company in 1963. As the kids grew up, summer swimming was a family focus. Lloyd's penchant for the microphone was evident as he announced the swimming meets.\n\nAfter moving to Tucson in 1995, Lloyd enjoyed tennis and hiking with his friends at Saddlebrooke. For the past decade, he was a daily swimmer at the Oro Valley Aquatics Center, gaining another circle of friends. He loved poetry, both poignant and light-hearted, committing many a verse to memory. His conversations were infused with puns and stealthy digression from an apparent true story to punchline setup. He was best known in Saddlebrooke for his central role in the biannual Variety Shows. For over twenty years, Lloyd contributed as writer, actor, producer, and emcee for countless theatrical events. In his 93rd year, he continued his role as emcee for the lovely Saddlebrooke SilverBelles dance group. His final audience included the in-home hospice staff whom he entertained with wit and humor. On August 18th, 2017, Lloyd peacefully took his final curtain call.