Obituaries: Kerry Edward Achor

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Kerry Edward Achor
Kerry Edward Achor

February 3, 1954 — September 5, 2021

Kerry Edward Achor, 67, of San Francisco, California surrendered his valiant fight to cancer on September 5, 2021 at his sister Trudy's home in Lebanon, Ohio. Kerry moved to San Francisco in 1978. He embraced and loved his city and community for over 40 years.

Kerry was a lifelong artist who provided gardening and environmental services in San Francisco for 42 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Bonnie Achor; and dear friends and lovers John Lambert, Scott Cutlip, and Bruce Purdy. Kerry was a 1977 liberal arts graduate of Wright State University Dayton, Ohio.

He is survived by his sister, Trudy (Mary Jo Parman) Achor; brothers, Michael (Cindy) Achor and Keith (Deborah) Achor. Nephew Justin (Amy) Achor, and nieces, Michelle (Vern Whitt) Achor, Lauren (Eric) Bair and Sarah (Kevin Kastle) Achor, and dear friends including Ross (Bo) Neville, John Cummings, Tom Heck, Dennis Hall, Betsy Leavy, and so many other friends who loved him.

A celebration of life for Kerry will be held Monday, October 4, at 5 p.m. at Hippie Hill Meadow in Golden Gate Park (between the Conservatory of Flowers and Haight Street). If you would like to make a donation in Kerry's name please consider the San Francisco AIDS Foundation or the San Francisco SPCA.

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