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Harvey M. Love, varsity crew coach for 11 years and on the coaching staff since 1936, died in Stillman. Infirmary last evening. He had gone for a checkup at the medical center in the afternoon because he was not feeling well. Placed on observation for a "mild coronary," he took a sudden turn for the worse and died at about 5 p.m.

Love, who was 52 years old, came to the College from the University of Washington, where he graduated with the Class of 1934. He began his career here as coach of the freshman crew, working under Tom Bolles, as he had done at Washington. When Bolles became director of athletics in 1951, Love moved to the position of head coach of crew.

"One of the great technicians," according to Bolles, Love earned a reputation for coaching "picture crews," that were outstanding for their technical proficiency. The undefeated crew of '59 was his finest season, when the boys won not only the Eastern Championship, but travelled to England to win the grand challenge cup at Henley.

During the war, Love served in the navy on a destroyer escort. He finished his military career as a ship's skipper in the Southwest Pacific.

As an undergraduate at University of Washington, Love had been coxswain of his crew, which was coached by Bolles. About him then, Bolles says "he was the finest coxswain I ever saw." "He was a grand little guy," his long-time associate adds.

Love is survived by his wife Roberts, who lives in Waltham. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete.

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