In memory of
Miriam J. Love
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In memory of
Miriam J. Love
Miriam J. Love Virginia Beach - Miriam J. Love, 92, passed away on January 6, 2017, in Virginia Beach, VA. Miriam was born in Reading, PA, on January 13, 1924, to parents Herbert T. and Mary E. Faust. She graduated from Reading High School and earned her R.N. from the Reading Hospital School of Nursing. She married William "Bill" J. Love on August 3, 1946, in Sendai, Japan. Before marriage, Miriam worked as a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps at the 172nd Station Hospital. She was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army Nurse Corps for over a year before she married and lived the life of an Army wife. After many military moves with her husband Bill, a retired colonel with the Army Corps of Engineers, Miriam and Bill settled in Virginia Beach where they lived since 1970. Bill served as the general manager of Hampton Roads Sanitation District and led waste water projects for Malcolm Pirnie Engineers which led the couple to Cairo, Egypt. After 52 years of marriage, Bill passed, and Miriam continued living in Virginia Beach. Miriam led a remarkable life. She remembered growing up during the Depression, serving in post-war Philippines and Japan, adventures while living in Europe and Africa, a tour of the Soviet Union, sailing in the British Virgin Islands, and deep-sea fishing off the Virginia Coast. Miriam was affiliated with the King's Daughters, Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church, and the West Point Association of Graduates. Miriam is preceded in death by her parents, brother Bruce Faust of Reading, PA, and her husband William "Bill" J. Love. She is survived by Patricia Anne Knowlton and husband Dr. Steven Knowlton of Coeur d'Alene, ID; Mary Ellen "Mimi" Nesbitt and husband Charles J. Nesbitt, III, of Alto, NM; William "Bill" M. Love of Las Vegas, NV; Dr. Linda J. Love and husband Steven M. Olson of Virginia Beach, VA; and Stephen Faust, nephew, and wife Dolores of Burnville, PA. Miriam loved her 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate . The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Donna Claud, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Medi Hospice, Intrepid Hospice, and Visiting Angels. Miriam's family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. Interment will take place with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
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