Obituaries

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By Lisa Keen | April 16, 2018

Well-known former Lambda Legal Defense and Education attorney David Buckel was found dead in a public park in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday, April 14, having apparently taken his own life by setting himself on fire in protest over the use of fossil fuels.

By Cynthia Laird | April 12, 2018

David Bonetti, a gay man and former longtime arts critic for the old San Francisco Examiner newspaper, died Wednesday, April 4, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was 70.


By BAR staff | April 4, 2018

This week's obituary is for Edward C. Wilson

By by Heather Cassell | March 28, 2018

Stanford Law School graduate and Air National Guard search and rescue airman Christopher Tripp Zanetis died in a helicopter crash in Iraq March 15. He was 37.


By BAR staff | February 21, 2018

Obituary for Joseph Zbycho Kukulka.

By BAR staff | February 21, 2018

A memorial and celebration of life will be held for gay marijuana advocate Dennis Peron Sunday, March 11, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Flore, 2298 Market Street in San Francisco.


By BAR staff | February 1, 2018

This week's obituaries.

By BAR staff | January 24, 2018

Obituary for Kenneth Blue


By BAR staff | January 24, 2018

Obituary for Bradley H. Buck

By BAR staff | January 24, 2018

Obituary for Laura B. Moffet


By BAR staff | January 24, 2018

Obituary for Shari Beth Reese

By Liz Highleyman | January 17, 2018

Dr. Mathilde Krim, a pioneering medical researcher and advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS, died at her home on Long Island, New York, Monday, January 15. She was 91.


By Cynthia Laird | January 10, 2018

Michael Counihan, a longtime disc jockey at Club 1220, a gay bar in Walnut Creek, died January 3. He was 65.

By BAR staff | December 20, 2017

This week's obituaries.


By BAR staff | December 13, 2017

This week's obituaries include Roxy Neuhardt and Arthur White.

By BAR staff | November 22, 2017

Juan Perez IV has died.


By Sari Staver | November 15, 2017

Documentary filmmaker Debra Chasnoff, who made history when she publicly thanked her female then-partner from the stage at the Academy Awards in 1992, died November 7 of metastatic breast cancer.

By Cynthia Laird | November 15, 2017

John Paul De Cecco, a professor emeritus at San Francisco State University and a longtime scholar in the field of human sexuality, died at his home November 2. He was 92.


By BAR staff | November 15, 2017

Former San Francisco resident H. Joseph "Joe" Perry Jr. has died.

By | November 8, 2017

Obituary for Kevin Henry Avila


By | November 8, 2017

A memorial service and celebration will be held Sunday, December 3 for Celeste Newbrough.

By | October 25, 2017

Burling Vincent McAllester's life will be celebrated at two memorial drop-in events in San Francisco.


By Michael Bronski | October 18, 2017

Charley Shively, one of the pivotal figures in the gay liberation movement, died Friday, October 6 at the Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

By | September 28, 2017

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