Obituaries

Sex worker advocate Priscilla Alexander dies

Sex worker advocate Priscilla Alexander dies

Priscilla Alexander, a lesbian and sex worker advocate who worked with the late Margo St. James in San Francisco, died November 18 in New York City.

Musician and gay cruise stalwart Matt Yee dies

Musician and gay cruise stalwart Matt Yee dies

Matt Yee, a gay man who performed on gay cruises and in other venues, including San Francisco LGBTQ nightclub Oasis, died December 2 at Queens Medical West in Oahu, Hawaii.

Obituaries: Tom Florek

Obituaries: Tom Florek

The obituary for Tom Florek, who worked at the San Francisco Visitors Bureau for many years and enjoyed travel and scuba diving.

Best friend remembers Michael "Shante" Youens

Best friend remembers Michael "Shante" Youens

They say people may not remember your name or something you did, but they will remember how you made them feel.

SF gay rights activist Dr. Jerome Goldstein dies

SF gay rights activist Dr. Jerome Goldstein dies

Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Goldstein, a gay man and neurologist who was best known for creating elaborate holiday light displays with his late husband outside their Noe Valley home, died November 15.

Obituaries: Joseph Marin

Obituaries: Joseph Marin

The obituary for Joseph Marin, who touched those around him with gentle kindness and a sense of humor.

Obituaries: Vivian "Drew" Hassele

Obituaries: Vivian "Drew" Hassele

The obituary for Vivian "Drew" Hassele, who was a longtime bartender and maintenance manager at the old Amelia's Bar on Valencia Street.

 Former SF stage manager Milt Commons dies

Former SF stage manager Milt Commons dies

Longtime stage manager and actor Milt Commons made his final exit on November 6 in his longtime home of San Francisco, after an exceptionally long, useful, and colorful life, friends said.

Lesbian activist Amber Hollibaugh dies

Lesbian activist Amber Hollibaugh dies

Longtime lesbian activist Amber Hollibaugh, who resided for a time in San Francisco back in the 1970s, died suddenly October 20 at her home in Brooklyn, New York.

Obituaries: Alan Jaffray

Obituaries: Alan Jaffray

The obituary for Alan Jaffray, who used his math skills to become a professional poker player.

Obituaries: Jamie Summers

Obituaries: Jamie Summers

The obituary for Jamie Summers, a chiropractor and body worker who had a gift for seeing beauty.

Obituaries: Roy D. Jones

Obituaries: Roy D. Jones

The obituary for Roy D. Jones, who arrived in the Bay Area in 1965 and had a fulfilling career as a general contractor.

Obituaries: William Lonon Smith

Obituaries: William Lonon Smith

The obituary for William Lonon Smith, who loved the San Francisco arts scene.

Remembering Ginger Casey, a news legend

Remembering Ginger Casey, a news legend

The world lost a bright star, and I lost a lifelong friend, with the recent passing of my former TV news co-anchor Ginger Casey.