Roderick Michael Love

Born – August 5, 1953

Died – October 26, 2014

On Sunday evening Rod died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and his dogs, as was his wish. He bravely fought a short battle with pancreatic cancer with dignity.

Statement from the Love Family

Our family thanks the many well-wishers offering condolences. Charlene, son James, and daughters Katie and Haylee are together reflecting on the loss of their devoted husband and father, who has had a powerful impact both at home and in his professional life. Details of memorial arrangements will be announced shortly.


I have been a little distracted lately, and here is why. A not so funny thing came up at last month’s routine physical. A tumor has appeared in my upper body.  

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