Below you will find names and photos submitted by members of the Harvard community of their loved ones who have passed away from COVID-19. Together, we mourn the loss of every one of these individuals and honor their lives and the legacies they have left behind. Together, we remember them and the family members and friends who love and miss them. We will be updating this page regularly. If you would like to submit the name and photo of a loved one, please use this form. (Read Story Here)
Lives and Legacies
"His memorable laugh will never be forgotten by anyone who heard it."
"My great Uncle Bill was a Korean War Marine Veteran who loved his family and his country."
Terese Chaimes Caire
"Terese had such a beautifully welcoming spirit."
Elizabeth Osborne Claudy
"Mother of Elisabeth Claudy Fleischman (Harvard College 1980) and of Peter Claudy (HBS 1991)."
"My truth is this: Ours was not an always easy relationship, but I am grateful for it nonetheless."
"My aunt was the eldest of my mothers 7 siblings and was also battlng Alhziemhers in a nursing home."
"Beloved father and husband"
"A kind and loving lady dedicated to family"
"Missed by his many friends."
"Beloved father, grandfather, and WW2 veteran."
"Inspiring mentor to voices in the margins, he gave me hope for 30 years. Live on in us Proton!"
"Wick was a wonderful, warm and giving, and very funny, member of my family."
"Thelma, a teacher, lived a long and happy life."
H.T. Yang, PhD
"Francesca was 15 when WWII broke out. She became a partisan fighter against fascism. She died of Covid-19 in Italy on May 7, 2020."
Peter John Baccus
"Peter Baccus was a kind, generous man who always thought of himself."
Jose Lujan Baraybar
"For the time we couldn't spend together again and for the goodbye we couldn't have."
"My Gram was so warm and "fuzzy," and all she wanted was her grandchildren to be happy."
Evelyn Spinweber Bruich
"We love you and miss you Grandma Evie!"
"Gifted actor & chef - lover of words & music - a rigorous mind & a generous heart - dear friend"
Alonso Sarango Cavalier
"With love from Arturo, Irma and Norma."
"My mom was was a fiery spirit, doused too soon."
"Mom taught Special and Elementary education for more than 40 years. We love you and miss you! SIP"
Amatus Salam Chaudhry
"A beloved, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who shall be missed."
"One of my dearest aunts. She always put her siblings', nieces', and nephews' needs before her own."
Stephen "Steve" Colvin
"Steve Colvin, a venerable family man and master electrician, passed away on 8-14-20 in Spokane, Wash."
Mary Faith Davidson Conant
"My first cousin, named for her mother's sisters (including my mother, Faith), beloved by all."
Beverly Anne Simas-Falanga
"My mom was a strong woman, with a heart overflowing with love for family, friends, everyone."
"My mother was warm and kind with sparkling blue eyes and an optimistic outlook on life. We miss her."
"Hugh Freyer was a loving grandfather and especially proud to have a granddaughter working at Harvard."
"Loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. We love you and miss you."
Samuel King "Bob" Hanna
"My grandad, hardy Nebraskan with a soft heart; loved his horse Jigs, wanted to see the odometer turn to 100."
"He took with him the stories I had always wanted to hear, leaving memories of hummingbird cake."
"A loving father who would go out of his way to help others in need."
"May he attain the bliss of Nirvana."
"Jaya is the epitome of resilience; a beloved pillar of our family; providing wisdom & love to all."
John D. Malcolm, Jr.
"My dad loved flying, his pets (God's children), being near the ocean, and spending time with family."
Louise Heinmiller Marshall (née Woodruff)
"Teacher, actress, reporter, beloved mother, and my mom-in-law who loved me. We all miss you Louise."
Victoria R. Martin
"Victoria was a wonderful grandmother and artist beloved by her grandaughters and son."
Robert W. McNamara
"Uncle Bobby, a Lexington resident, owned a local business, enjoyed family and the great outdoors."
Bhavana Naik, Uday Naik
"Both my uncle and aunt were serving on the front lines during the pandemic and we are proud of them!"
Jose Carillo Novoa
Died Oct. 15, 2020. "With infinite love from Mercedes, Carolina and Alicia"
Elizabeth J. Otis
"My mother-in-law, Betsy was a fun-loving woman who enjoyed the simplest of life's pleasures."
Thomas J. Raffo
"He was a fun-loving grandfather who understood the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about."
"Conrad loved traveling, art, good food and wine, and spending time with family."
"Uncle Alan paid for my 1st computer telling my parents it was going to be important for my education."
LeRoy Joseph Spaniol
"LeRoy had 40-plus years of experience in the mental health field as counselor, advocate, and educator."
Ruthann Tieuli Toledo and Shirley Tieuli Tougus Ivey
"My cousins, sisters."
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
"Judy was a proud Harvard mom and devoted her life to making others know that they were loved."
"We lost our beloved father, grandfather, and leader of our family in April and miss him everyday."
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