Obituaries

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, human rights activist, dies

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, human rights activist, dies

Nobel laureate, anti-apartheid, and human rights activist Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, who later regretted the Anglican Church's battles over LGBTQ issues, died December 26 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Obituaries: Robert (Bob) Mainardi

Obituaries: Robert (Bob) Mainardi

The obituary for Robert (Bob) Mainardi, who ran The Magazine, a vintage magazine shop in San Francisco.

Obituaries: Douglas Mackinnon Croy

Obituaries: Douglas Mackinnon Croy

The obituary for Douglas Mackinnon Croy, a longtime employe for AT&T Inc., who enjoyed the arts in his retirement.

Former Castro merchants administrator Richard Magary dies

Former Castro merchants administrator Richard Magary dies

Richard Paul Magary, who was the longtime administrator for the Castro Merchants Association, died December 20 at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco, his sister wrote in an email.

Queer author bell hooks dies

Queer author bell hooks dies

Queer feminist author bell hooks died December 15 at her home in Brea, Kentucky, according to a report in the Lexington Herald.

Singer-songwriter Blackberri dies

Singer-songwriter Blackberri dies

Updated: There will be a celebration of Blackberri's life December 21. The gay Black singer-songwriter whose music has been archived at the Smithsonian, died December 13 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, friends announced on Facebook.

TV, film, and stage producer Scott Robbe dies

TV, film, and stage producer Scott Robbe dies

  • OBITUARIES
  • by by Jay Blotcher and Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 1, 2021

Veteran progressive activist and TV, film, and stage producer Scott Robbe died November 21, according to a statement by Paul Algiers, a longtime friend and the executor of Mr. Robbe's estate.

Obituaries: Sandra Ortiz Taylor

Obituaries: Sandra Ortiz Taylor

The obituary for Sandra Ortiz Taylor, a visual artist who once taught at City College of San Francisco.

Stephen Sondheim: March 22, 1930-November 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim: March 22, 1930-November 26, 2021

It is no exaggeration to say that Stephen Sondheim reinvented the Broadway musical and became the quintessential musical dramatist of our age, and the most influential composer-lyricist of the second half of the 20th century.

Obituaries: Carse McDaniel

Obituaries: Carse McDaniel

The obituary for Carse McDaniel, who worked at the public library and in retirement enjoyed traveling.

Obituaries: Mark Richard (Rick) Ashworth aka K.C. Dare

Obituaries: Mark Richard (Rick) Ashworth aka K.C. Dare

The obituary for Mark Richard (Rick) Ashworth aka K.C. Dare, who was involved in LGBTQ social and fundraising circles and was Queen I of Krewe de Kinque.

Obituaries: Gary Mitchell Lang

Obituaries: Gary Mitchell Lang

The obituary for Gary Mitchell Lang, who ran his own graphic design business that focused on Bay Area performing arts groups.

Obituaries: James "Jim" Edward Doherty Jr.

Obituaries: James "Jim" Edward Doherty Jr.

The obituary for James "Jim" Edward Doherty Jr., who was a social worker before becoming a travel counselor.

Obituaries: Michael Richard Phelan

Obituaries: Michael Richard Phelan

The obituary for Michael Richard Phelan, who ministered to others as a funeral home director.