Rod Castle, CEO of the Osito Foundation died on July 7, 2011. Castle was co-founder and CEO of the Osito Foundation, a nonprofit that donates teddy bears to children affected by HIV/AIDS. Co-founder Oscar Velasquez, the foundation’s director and president, was Castle’s partner. A memorial service will be held at 7 pm on Monday, July 18, 2011 at F Bar Houston 202 Tuam, Houston, Texas 77006.
John Szewczyk, local HIV activist, community leader and driving force behind the long-established PWA Campouts, died on February 28, 2011.
Michael Gaitz passed away peacefully, surrounded by all those who loved him deeply, on the 31 of January 2011. Michael touched all our lives and soul and his presence in our life is a gift for which we will always be thankful.
Carlos Rivera passed away suddenly on December 31, 2010, at the age of 33. Carlos was a loving and devoted son, brother, and friend to us all. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, January 8, at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church.
Osborn was a chief member of the Diana Foundation and a passionate and devoted lover of the ballet, and specifically the Houston Ballet. As a young boy, Osborn loved to go to the theater and watch Sonja Henie films. Dreaming of being an ice skater himself, he practiced every chance he could.
Charlene Louise Wright, died May 23, 2010, at her home in Houston. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Louise Wright, and is survived by legions of friends, students, and colleagues. An accomplished musician who performed both locally and abroad, and produced recordings of original music in New York and Houston, Wright was an educator and choir director in Clear Creek ISD for the award-winning League City Intermediate Choir.
Patrick Joseph Vachon, 54, died on May 16. Preceded in death by his parents, Victor Joseph Vachon and Mary Leone Hawkins Vachon, Patrick is survived by his partner, Jason Komar; children, Anton and Parker Komar-Vachon; and a host of family and friends. Born and raised in Southfield, Michigan, he obtained a master’s degree in psychology [...]
John Jennings, 59, passed away March 25 at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, Texas. He was born September 15, 1950, in Monahans, Texas, to Robert Lee Jennings and Vaun Dean Yeilding Jennings. Founder of Opera in the Heights in Houston in 1996, Jennings also taught and served as the choir director at Conroe High [...]
Philip Perry died as a result of heart failure on the afternoon of March 7. Born March 31, 1955, he grew up in Conroe and retired from Exxon Mobil in 1999. Perry was preceded in death by his partner, John Emanus, in 2000. He is survived by many friends who remember him for his zest [...]