Thomas W. Love - 75, on Tuesday April 28, 2009

Thomas Love, 75, a retired reporter and editor with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the old Washington Star, died April 28 at his home in McLean of cancer. Mr. Love came to the Washington area in 1964 to work for a chain of weekly newspapers in Northern Virginia. He later became a columnist and city editor for the Northern Virginia Sun.

In 1966, he joined the Star as the writer of the paper's Action Line column, a consumer advice feature, before becoming a reporter on the metropolitan and business desks.

He had a story on the front page of the Star's final edition Aug. 7, 1981, about the firing of striking air-traffic controllers by President Ronald Reagan.

Mr. Love then joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a reporter for Washington Report, a weekly newspaper, and worked in the organization's news and media relations departments. He later became associate editor of Nation's Business, a magazine published by the Chamber of Commerce. He retired in 1998.

Thomas Wilfrid Love was born in San Francisco and grew up in Cheyenne, Wyo. He graduated from the University of Wyoming and did graduate work in English and history at the University of Texas at El Paso. He served in the Army for eight years, reaching the rank of captain, before beginning his journalism career.

Since 1998, Mr. Love and his wife and had traveled to more than 25 countries. He also enjoyed photography.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Diane M. Love of McLean; two daughters, Doreen Moss of Arlington County and Kathleen EckartLove of San Diego; and a granddaughter.

Many of you have heard that Thomas Love passed away this past Tuesday. He had a brief, but vicious battle with cancer. He was at home with his daughters, Doreen and Kathleen, and his wife, Diane, at his side. Here is a link to the Washington Post. To commemorate him, we will have a "Thomasesqe" party. Please pass this on to those who have known and cared for him. Please join us to celebrate his life, details in attachment.

We look forward to seeing you,
Diane, Doreen and Kathleen

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