Lloyd Lee Loope, 74

Lloyd Lee Loope, 74, of Makawao, passed away July 4 in his home. A celebration of his life is being planned for a later time.

Lloyd was a conservation biologist for the U.S. Geologic Survey and worked at Haleakala National Park. His passion was for preserving Hawaii’s native ecosystems; he was determined to quell the threat of invasive species. By calling attention to quarantine issues at Kahului Airport, he raised statewide public awareness of this serious problem. During his career he also worked at Grand Teton National Park, Everglades National Park, and UNESCO in Paris.

He was born in Winchester, Virginia on February 4, 1943, the oldest son of Lloyd and Alice Loope. He is survived by his wife Keri Duke-Loope, his daughter Brook (Dave) Maturo and grandchildren Samuel and Lilia of San Francisco and two sons in Makawao:

Bennett (Emma) and granddaughter ‘Ohi’amalupueo, and Marshall (Beth) and granddaughter Maddyson. Also surviving are brothers Walter (Lora) of Munising, MI and David (Cindy) of Lincoln, NE, a sister Amy (Jim) White of Mt. Vernon, IA, five nephews and one niece.

Donations to Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC), Box 983, Makawao, HI 96768 (checks payable to UH-Foundation).