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The members of the American Bridge Association (ABA) were greatly saddened to receive the news of the death of one of our faithful bridge players, on December 15, 2014, in the person of  

Dr. George Hayward Love

Whereas, Dr. Love was a dedicated and faithful member of the ABA since 1949, loving and serving the organization in many capacities, namely President, organizer, certified director,

Whereas, his demeanor was one of quietness, he was a man of integrity, professionalism, dignity and great character,

Whereas, Dr. Love lived and worked in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,  in the Eastern Section, where he could be found teaching bridge at the YMCA and the Bridge Forum, he was equally as active on the National level, where he was responsible for conducting the first mail balloting procedure, which has been maintained to date,

Whereas, he was a daunting bridge player, he found time to participate in the development of the Archival section at the National Headquarters, in Atlanta; implementation of the National Directors In-Training Program; securing corporate sponsorship of tournament events; and establishing programs for New Players;

Be it resolved that we, the members of the American Bridge Association, Inc., acknowledge that although our hearts are sad, our fellow bridge player, has left us and we will miss him at the tournament table; but moreover, we will miss our friend for the love and high esteem he held for the American Bridge Association.  Surely and sorely his presence will be missed but we do not grieve beyond measure for him, for we know there is no sorrow which time and memories will not diminish.  We know that those who pass away do not suffer.  They have simply finished a journey that we all must begin and complete.  He has found freedom from the chains and pains of life.  He has found safety and reached immortality. 

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be given to his family, a copy be sent to the Eastern Section, the Philadelphia Bridge Unit, and that a copy be placed in the Archives of the American Bridge Association, Inc.  May all find comfort in knowing that we care and share your great loss and will always lovingly remember Dr. Love.

Respectfully submitted by the American Bridge Association on this 23th day of December, 2014.

George Hudson, ABA National President