Lloyd A. Johnson, former owner of Lloyd's Lounge on Buffalo's East Side, died Sunday in his Buffalo home after a short illness. He was 75.
Born in Niagara Falls, he attended Niagara Falls High School and served in the Army in the Korean War.
Returning from service, he was a production worker at the American Standard plant on Rano Street for several years, until he heard about a tavern that was for sale at Pratt and William streets.
"He knew a lot of people. He had a lot of friends," his brother, Charles E., said, "and he thought that might be a good venture. He had good crowds there for a long time and they had a little restaurant, too."
Lloyd's Lounge was known as a music venue, as well, featuring blues and jazz bands. It closed in 1989.
Surviving are five brothers, Charles E., Jerome, Derrick, James R. and John A; and his former wife, Shirley Morris.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Providence Memorial Chapel, 1225 Sycamore St.