LOVE--James Spencer, Jr., businessman and entrepreneur, died peacefully at home on August 2, in Delray, FL. Born 1926 in Burlington, NC, Mr. Love, eldest son of James Spencer Love and Sara Elizabeth Love Appleget, raised his family in Greenwich, CT. After graduating from Woodberry Forest, Davidson College (1947), and Harvard Business School (1949), and serving in the Navy, Mr. Love was Deputy to the Secretary of Commerce under Kennedy. He worked in textiles and Wall Street before starting businesses in solar energy and media. His great passions were tennis and bridge, authoring a Bridge primer. His wife, Meredith Morgan Love, is deceased, previously married to Nancy Sullivan Reynolds, Joan Howell Citron and Christie Coon. He is survived by six siblings, Robert Love, Julian Love, Charles Love, Martin Love, Cornelia Spencer Love, and Lela Love; seven children, J. Spencer Love III, Rachel Cornelia Love Lorentzen, Lisa Love, Michael Love, Nancy Love, Peter Love, and Wynne Love; and thirteen grandchildren. His Memorial Service will be August 23 at 2pm, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Delray, where he was a member.
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Published in The New York Times on Aug. 10, 2014