William Duncan Loy, Jr. ’42

William Duncan Loy, Jr. ’42 of Charlotte, N.C., died July 26, 2005, after battling pneumonia. After graduating from Davidson College, World War II called him to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the Alaskan Division of the Air Transport Command. The end of the war found him married to Mary Steele Hubbard, who after fifty-seven years of marriage, preceded him in death in 2000. They returned to the Steele Creek community where he was employed in the commercial division of Southern Bell. He was offered a managerial position with W.A. Buening Engraving, where he was president for ten years before retiring in 1987. An enthusiastic life member of the Queen City Optimist Club, he was presented the Distinguished President Award. An active Legionnaire for over fifty-five years, he served as commander of the Steele Creek American Legion Post 221. A lifelong member of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, he served as deacon and elder while teaching the Bill Loy Sunday School Class for thirty-eight years. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Mary Kay Payne of Yorktown, Va., and Martha Duncan Lewkowicz of Sanford, N.C., and William Duncan Loy III, 4008 Rhodes Ave., Charlotte, N.C. 28212; a sister, Katherine Gwynn of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, David Loy, Jason Loy, Ashley Lewkowicz, Michael Payne, Randy Lewkowicz; and great-grandchild, River Elizabeth.