Floyd memorized every beverage at Heid’s

— His daughter-in-law — Sue Tillotson, the wife of Floyd’s son, Dave — hopes to have some of these stained-glass works on view at Friday’s memorial service.

While he worked at Heid’s during the early days of World War II, Floyd met Kathleen Senke. Her offbeat sense of humor must have appealed to him because they fell in love, married and — after serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a fighter pilot — had three children, Dave, who lives in Liverpool, and Ron and Donna, who both live in the Bluegrass State.

In the late 1960s, Floyd put plenty of time and effort into his hometown. He oversaw the village cemetery, was elected as a village trustee and served as police commissioner before becoming mayor.

Passion for public service

During his time at the village hall, Floyd coordinated the planning of Liverpool’s sesquicentennial events such as the extravaganza at Le Moyne Manor, the village parade and the burying of the time capsule to be opened at our bicentennial celebration later this century. He was instrumental in the redevelopment of Johnson Park and design of the amphitheater where concerts continue to be staged every summer.

Sue remembers her father-in-law’s passion for public service.

“I had the pleasure to witness his enthusiasm during this time, and his efforts brought a tremendous sense of community to our residents, a sense of community that prevails today,” Sue said. “It was a great turning point for our community!”

When he left office in the early 1980s, Floyd had made his mark on his beloved Liverpool.

“Floyd left politics feeling proud, knowing that our village was a great place to live,” Sue said, “but first and foremost the center of his life was his family and his willingness to always lend a hand.”

appeTaizing now open!

Promising to “add some zing into your day,” appeThaizing opened its doors on Monday, Aug. 13, at 105 First St., the former site of busy bistros such as Foster’s and Tutor’s.

Most appeThaizing entrees — such as golden noodles, red curry and gai yang marinated chicken – cost between $9.99 and $14.99, but diners can splurge on chef’s specials such as roasted duck with maple and spices for $21.

Promising a “harmony of tastes,” appeThaizing serves dinner through 9 p.m. weekends and 8:30 p.m. weekdays; appethaizing.com; 453-5500.

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