Billy Slavin

  • Wednesday May 25, 2016
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May 22, 2016

Billy Slavin passed away early Sunday morning May 22, 2016 at his home on Rausch Avenue in San Francisco. He was 76. Billy died peacefully in his sleep after waking earlier that morning. His roommate, Michael Good, was with him at the time. The ambulance was summoned but paramedics were not able to revive Billy.

Billy was a cancer survivor, battling the disease for several years.

Billy moved to San Francisco from the East Coast after graduating with a bachelor's degree in art from State University of New York at New Paltz around 1968. He later took additional classes leading toward his master's degree. He taught art at the elementary level, and later worked most of his years for Agraria in San Francisco.

He is survived by his wife, who lives in Paris.

Billy is also survived by Good, his longtime friend, and caregiver/roommate.

Billy was well liked and an easygoing individual who was known around South of Market for opening his home to assist others in need. Billy was the stereotypical SOMA gay man that inhabited this area of San Francisco.