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Obituaries: Rick Emmons

Obituaries: Rick Emmons

The obituary for Rick Emmons, a former San Francisco resident who was an architect and loved country western dancing.

Emmy-winning TV news producer William Longen dies

Emmy-winning TV news producer William Longen dies

William "Bill" Longen, a gay man who was an Emmy-winning TV news producer, a former manager of the Castro Theatre, and the co-founder of an early AIDS support group, died January 1, his friends recently announced.

Obituaries: Chet (Chester) Roaman

Obituaries: Chet (Chester) Roaman

The obituary for Chet (Chester) Roaman, who moved to San Francisco in 1970 and was a college teacher and magazine columnist.

Memorial set for Crispin Hollings

Memorial set for Crispin Hollings

A memorial date has been announced for San Francisco Sheriff's Office chief financial officer Crispin Hollings, who died November 10.

Obituaries: Tom Lloyd

Obituaries: Tom Lloyd

The obituary for Tom Lloyd, a former San Francisco resident who co-founded Mobilization Against AIDS, an early activist organization.

Sex worker advocate Carol Leigh dies

Sex worker advocate Carol Leigh dies

Carol Leigh, a bisexual sex worker activist and artist also known as Scarlot Harlot, died November 16 at her home in San Francisco after a long battle with cancer.

Castro community leader and SF sheriff's CFO Crispin Hollings dies

Castro community leader and SF sheriff's CFO Crispin Hollings dies

Crispin Hollings, a gay man who was a community leader in the LGBTQ Castro neighborhood and worked as the chief financial officer for the San Francisco Sheriff's Office, died November 10.

Funeral set for Garza

Funeral set for Garza

A Catholic funeral Mass will be held for Garza, a transgender Latina woman who started the House of Garza and did HIV/AIDS outreach for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Obituaries: Peter J. Gudd

Obituaries: Peter J. Gudd

The obituary for Peter J. Gudd, who loved the art and architecture of San Francisco.

Garza, trans Latina HIV advocate and drag house founder, dies

Garza, trans Latina HIV advocate and drag house founder, dies

Garza, a transgender Latina woman who was a recruiter for HIV studies and was the founder of the House of Garza, died September 27 at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco with her mother, Dona Antonia Suárez, and closest friends at her side.

Former SF State prof Michael Ritter dies

Former SF State prof Michael Ritter dies

Michael Ritter, a retired San Francisco State University professor and longtime Castro resident, died September 16 while swimming in San Francisco Bay.

Jazzman and graphic artist Tim Lewis dies

Jazzman and graphic artist Tim Lewis dies

Jazz pianist and graphic artist Tim Lewis died September 12 in San Francisco after a lengthy struggle with several debilitating health conditions, friends announced.

Obituaries: James T. Porras

Obituaries: James T. Porras

The obituary for James T. Porras, described by his friends as the funniest person they ever knew.

Obituaries: James Philip McCrea

Obituaries: James Philip McCrea

The obituary for James Philip McCrea, who had a career in human resources and traveled extensively.