Obituaries

Former SF professor, activist Stuart Loomis dies

Former SF professor, activist Stuart Loomis dies

Longtime gay rights activist and retired San Francisco State University professor Stuart Loomis died January 17 in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he had lived for many years.

Obituaries: Jerome Harris Greenstein

Obituaries: Jerome Harris Greenstein

The obituary for Jerome Harris Greenstein, who enjoyed traveling, attending Pride parades, and attending cultural events.

Obituaries: Allen Anthony Schuh

Obituaries: Allen Anthony Schuh

The obituary for Allen Anthony Schuh, a former San Francisco resident who loved Christmas and hosted wonderful parties at his home.

Obituaries: Peter F. Gettner

Obituaries: Peter F. Gettner

The obituary for Peter F. Gettner, who had a 30-year career in commercial real estate.

Obituaries: Paul Elroy Gerrior

Obituaries: Paul Elroy Gerrior

The obituary for Paul Elroy Gerrior, who worked at Pacific Telephone and AT&T and also embraced his masculine identity.

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 The gay Black singer-songwriter whose music has been archived at the Smithsonian, died December 13 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, friends announced on Facebook.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.