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John W. Loyte

John W. Loyte, a well-known USCF life member from Maynard, MA died of a heart attack on Feb. 11, 2007 at the age of 68. Loyte was a a life member of the Massachusetts Chess Association as well as a longtime member of the Nashoba Chess Club in Westford, MA. He had been an active participant in the Billerica (MA) Chess Club Friday night Swiss tournaments for many years. In the 1980s, he was an active member of the Wachusett Chess Club in Fitchburg, MA. In the past 15 years, he had taken part in more than 420 USCF-rated events. Besides chess, Mr. Loyte was an avid bridge player and participated in many bridge tournaments in Massachusetts.

John W. Loyte - may you Rest In Peace.

obituary submitted by George Mirijanian - President, Massachusetts Chess Association