ARMONK, N.Y. – Dozens of family and friends turned out to say a final farewell to 20-year old Armonk resident Jamie Love, whose wake was Saturday morning at the Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville.
Love, a former Byram Hills High School track star, was found dead Feb. 17 in his room at the University of Vermont. University police have not yet determined a cause of death but have ruled out foul play.
Byram Hills graduate Miles Applebaum, who ran cross country and track with Love in high school, will forever associate his memories of Love to a certain song.
“When I first heard the news about Jamie, I immediately heard the song 'Helicopter' by Bloc Party in my head,” he said. “That was Jamie’s favorite band and the whole team use to blast that song before races and meets to get pumped up.”
Applebaum said Love was a special teammate and friend.
“He was really smart and really mature,” he said.
Following the wake, a memorial service was scheduled at the North Greenwich Congregational Church in Greenwich, Conn.
The University of Vermont’s Catholic Center will have a service for Love at 7 p.m. on Tuesday on campus.
The university also had a service Wednesday, when more than 150 University of Vermont students gathered at the university’s Billings Student Center to celebrate Love’s life as a student and teammate, university officials said.