Obituaries

Obituaries: Robert Dean Reiter

Obituaries: Robert Dean Reiter

The obituary for Robert Dean Reiter, who was a longtime attorney for Alameda County.

Urvashi Vaid, noted LGBTQ leader, dies

Urvashi Vaid, noted LGBTQ leader, dies

Pioneering Indian American LGBTQ leader, attorney, and author Urvashi Vaid died at a hospital in New York City May 14. She was 63.

Rick Stokes, 'the other gay man' who ran against Milk, dies

Rick Stokes, 'the other gay man' who ran against Milk, dies

Rick Earl Stokes, famously "the other gay candidate" who ran against Harvey Milk for San Francisco supervisor in 1977, died May 3.

Obituaries: John William Hughes

Obituaries: John William Hughes

The obituary for John William Hughes, who worked at the San Francisco Chronicle, the SF Public Library, and the Asian Art Museum.

David Forbes, a reverend and leatherman, dies

David Forbes, a reverend and leatherman, dies

The Reverend Canon David R. Forbes, a leatherman, outdoorsman, and Episcopal priest loved as much for his compassion as his intellect, died at his home in Palm Springs, April 26, three days short of his 97th birthday.

Obituaries: Bernardine Anna Banonis

Obituaries: Bernardine Anna Banonis

The obituary for Bernardine Anna Banonis, who was a fixture in the Castro neighborhood.

Memorial set for Robert Mainardi

Memorial set for Robert Mainardi

A memorial has been scheduled for Robert Mainardi, who ran The Magazine store in San Francisco.

Richard Labonte, former SF LGBTQ bookstore manager, dies

Richard Labonte, former SF LGBTQ bookstore manager, dies

Richard Labonte, who once managed the LGBTQ bookstore A Different Light in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, died March 20 at his home in British Columbia, Canada after a battle with stomach cancer.

Gay longtime CA state worker Kenneth Topper dies

Gay longtime CA state worker Kenneth Topper dies

Kenneth William Topper, a gay man and longtime state government worker in Sacramento, died April 17 at his home in Arden, North Carolina. He was 65.

Memorial set for Red Jordan Arobateau

Memorial set for Red Jordan Arobateau

A memorial will be held March 27 for Red Jordan Arobateau, a painter and author who passed away last November.

Former legislative staffer Anna Damiani celebrated at memorial

Former legislative staffer Anna Damiani celebrated at memorial

Former legislative aide Anna Damiani was remembered at a celebration of life March 12 in San Francisco.

Obituaries: Juan Pablo Gutiérrez

Obituaries: Juan Pablo Gutiérrez

The obituary for Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, who organized the Day of the Dead Ritual Procession in San Francisco's Mission district for decades.

Dennis Cunningham, an attorney who represented gays in 'Castro Sweep' lawsuit, dies

Dennis Cunningham, an attorney who represented gays in 'Castro Sweep' lawsuit, dies

Dennis Cunningham, a longtime civil rights lawyer whose work also included representing gay men who were attacked by police in the infamous "Castro Sweep," died March 5. He was 86.

Memorial set for Robert Scot Webster

Memorial set for Robert Scot Webster

A memorial will be held March 12 for Robert Scot Webster, who died in 2020 just before the COVID lockdown.