Charles Gary Love, a longtime staff member and UCSC alumnus,
died in his Santa Cruz home on Christmas day after a courageous
struggle to overcome non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 60.
Gary worked in custodial services at UCSC for most of the past
23 years, most recently for Long Marine Lab's Seymour Marine
Discovery Center, where his wit and enthusiasm, along with his
willingness to go above and beyond what he was paid to do, made
him an integral part of the Seymour "team." His illness
forced him to take a leave from the job and led to his retirement
two months ago.
Gary's association with UCSC began in 1965, when he enrolled
as a member of the founding junior-year class. He graduated two years later
with a bachelor's in philosophy. A lover of languages and literature,
Gary studied German, French, Spanish, Russian, Latin, and ancient
Greek. In fact, reading German philosophy inspired Gary to switch
his major from German literature to philosophy.
Gary's survivors include his wife, Mary Wells, also a longtime
UCSC staff member.
A memorial service and celebration of Gary's life is planned
for Saturday, January 8, at 4 p.m. at the Seymour Center.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in
Gary's name to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center or the Classics
Program at UCSC. Checks should be payable to UC Santa Cruz Foundation/Seymour
Marine Discover Center or UC Santa Cruz Foundation/Classics
Program and mailed to: UC Santa Cruz Foundation, Carriage House,
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, 95064.
in the Santa Cruz Sentinel
Ian Carney, a third-year UCSC student, died on December 20
in a climbing accident near Lake Tahoe; he was 20.
Ian was majoring in art history and was interested in becoming
an architect. An accomplished athlete and outdoorsman, he swam
for the UCSC swim team and was an avid cyclist and triathlete.
Ian grew up in the Southern California town of LaVerne. His
sister, Monica, is a 2004 graduate of UCSC.
Articles on Ian Carney appeared in the Tahoe Daily Tribune
and the Santa Cruz Sentinel:
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