Riland Harold Lovell Jr., 46, of Staunton, Virginia, died Monday, July 11, 1994 of HIV related complications at his sister’s home in Manassas, Virginia, according to his friend, Keith Webb of Somerdale, New Jersey.
Lovell was born in Richlands, Va. and graduated from Hurley High School in Hurley, Va. He attended Pikeville College in Pikeville, Ky. during the late 1960s. He then went to work for the federal government, ending his 29 year employment there in September 1993 when he left the Department of Housing and Urban Development in D.C. to go on disability. Lovell was a supervisory manager analyst at HUD.
“Riland’s devotion to his career was greatly admired by all,” said Webb.
Lovell’s hobbies included classical music, theater, classic movies, collectibles, and antique furniture.
In addition to Webb, Lovell is survived by his mother, Pauline Looney Lovell of Richlands; sisters, Sharon Lovell and Robin Beverlin of Manassas; sister, Brenda Walters of Centreville, Va.; brothers, Gary and Terrence of Richlands; Gregory of Roseann, Va.; and Timothy Lovell of Charlottesville, Va.
A memorial service was held July 15 in Arlington, Va. Lovell’s remains were cremated.
Contributions may made in Lovell’s name to the George Washington University Hospital, c/o Cancer Research, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washing- ton DC 20037. 
- The Washington Blade (Washington, DC) Monday, 22 Jul 1994, p.29