Mayor Marty Walsh closed his May 26th press conference with the sad news of the passing of Keith Love – co-headmaster of TechBoston Academy, in Dorchester. Love was there for 16 years, and a school leader since 2013. He died on Tuesday morning, after a battle with prostate cancer.
“Keith was, and will continue to be, the heart and soul of our TBA community. Our entire community is devastated by this loss and wish we could be together now to support each other,” said TechBoston’s fellow co-headmaster, Nora Vernazza via statement.
According to WCVB, Love’s family, friends and students organized a two car parades in his honor this past month.
“No one had more pride in the Tech Boston Bears, especially when the boys basketball team won back-to-back state championships in 2018 and 2019. This month there were two different car parades to show Keith how much he meant to his community. Superintendent Cassellius started the second parade by presenting commendations from myself and the Boston School Committee, honoring his service to BPS children, families and the entire community,” said Mayor Walsh.
Love was just 52-years-old. A scholarship in Love’s name has been organized by Vernazza. You can make a donation and learn more here.
“Keith Love was someone who lived to empower and inspire young people. His legacy is a good reminder of the people and the values we’re fighting for. Keith Love is also a good reminder of the strength, the courage, and the role models in our community that we can draw on to win this fight. Our prayers are with his family,” added Walsh.
From the TechBoston twitter feed:
Image of Keith Love via twitter.