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posted 07.01.2013 at 11.25 a.m. by Corey McLaughlin

Hall of Famer Gaines Passes Away

L. Myrton Gaines Jr., a 1984 inductee into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, passed away June 26. He was 86.

"Myrt," as he was known, was a 1948 graduate of Princeton and father of David Gaines, a member of the Tigers' 1992 national championship team.

Myrt Gaines played at Princeton from 1946 to 1948, graduating in three years to attend medical school at Johns Hopkins. He was a two-time first-team All-American attackman for the Tigers and played three times in the annual North-South Collegiate All-Star game. While in medical school in Baltimore, Gaines played for two years on the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club. He also served in the Air Force as a captain from 1954 to 1956.

At the time of his induction to the Hall of Fame, Gaines was an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Memorials in his name may be made to Gilchrist Hospice, 11311 McCormick Rd., Suite 350, Hunt Valley, Md., 21031.