Obituaries and history

5 thoughts on “Obituaries and history”

  1. I echo Penny. Thanks so much for posting this and bringing back memories of my fabulous co-worker, Sam Cox, and even more fabulous neighbor, Gino Scavetti.

  2. My understanding is that it also includes BAR obits of those members of the LGBT community who have passed whether they died of AIDS/AIDS related diseases or not.

  3. Thank you for posting this, Joe. It does capture the moment in time, though it brings back the almost unbearable sadness of that march of obituaries week after week. For some reason I didn’t find the friends I looked for in the database, but I appreciated being able to read about Steve Corey, whom I never knew.

  4. Joe–this database is amazing. I looked up another wonderful former library employee, Harold Newey, and found his obit. He died at age 53 of a heart attack in 1991. I’ve always felt that the devastation he felt by the loss to AIDS of so many friends in the SF music and theater communities contributed to his early death. He was a sweet, smart, funny, and interesting man, and I still miss him 19 years after his death.

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