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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.

Lesbian community leader Gloria Nieto dies

Lesbian community leader Gloria Nieto dies

Gloria Nieto, a lesbian and longtime community leader in Northern California and elsewhere, died September 6 at her home in Ben Lomond near Santa Cruz.

US LGBTQ sports leader Rick Peterson dies

US LGBTQ sports leader Rick Peterson dies

Rick Peterson, a gay man and a former co-president of the Federation of Gay Games, died August 15 after he was pulled from the water while swimming in Lake Washington in Seattle.

Castro barber Mary Jane Lloyd dies

Castro barber Mary Jane Lloyd dies

Longtime Castro barber Mary Jane Lloyd, who often gave customers an earful of political gossip while she cut their hair, died suddenly at home on August 22, following several years of declining health.

Obituaries: (Margaret) Ann Valliant

Obituaries: (Margaret) Ann Valliant

The obituary for (Margaret) Ann Valliant, a business operations consultant and political activist.

Rev. Jim DeLange, a supporter of LGBTQ rights, dies

Rev. Jim DeLange, a supporter of LGBTQ rights, dies

The Reverend Jim DeLange, a straight ally who advocated for the LGBTQ community in the Lutheran Church, died August 20 at his home in San Francisco. He was 88.

Obituaries: Kenneth Joseph Fitzharris

Obituaries: Kenneth Joseph Fitzharris

The obituary for Kenneth Joseph Fitzharris, who used to co-own the Bootcamp in San Francisco, and the Paradise Cove in Guerneville.