Yeardley Love's Funeral Set for Saturday

May 6, 2010 — The funeral for fourth-year University of Virginia student Yeardley R. Love will be held Saturday in Towson, Md.

Her family will receive friends at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, Towson, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on Saturday at 10 a.m. The church is at 5200 N. Charles St., Towson. Burial will be private.

Love was the daughter of Sharon Donnelly Love and the late John Love. She is survived by her mother; her sister, Lexi; aunts and uncles Debbie and George McChesney, Kathy Solomon, Lawre and Steve Langhoff, and Granville and Virginia Swope; cousins Lawren, Meagan and Mary Ryan McChesney; Ted, Danielle, Greg, and Lourie Langhoff; Sharon and Scott Robinson; Chris and Callie Solomon; and Tricia and Dave Shuster.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Yeardley Love Memorial Fund at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson Md. 21286 or to The Yeardley Love Women's Lacrosse Scholarship Fund for the Virginia Athletic Foundation, 1815 Stadium Road, Room 260, Charlottesville, Va. 22903.

Love was found dead in the early morning hours of Monday. George Huguely, who had been a U.Va. student, is charged with first-degree murder.

A four-year member of the women's lacrosse team and member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Love would have graduated on May 23. She will receive her degree posthumously.

Love was remembered Wednesday evening at a candlelight vigil organized by the Student Council in the McIntire Amphitheatre. Addressing the thousands in attendance were President John T. Casteen III; Sarah Elaine Hart, president of the fourth-year trustees; and Colin Hood, Student Council president. The Virginia Belles and Virginia Gentlemen performed.

— By Marian Anderfuren