Retired airline-marketing representative and longtime City of Brotherly Love Softball League player Paul Myers died May 1 of complications from Alzheimer’s. He was 71.
Joseph Starr III died Dec. 27 at age 38.
Starr was a manager and longtime employee for stores in the Gap Inc. family of retailers. He had been living in Philadelphia for approximately 15 years.
Stephen T. Johnson, a retired high-ranking Philadelphia Police official who served as the liaison between the department and the LGBT community, died Jan. 2 of pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
Fredia Hurdle, who was among more than two-dozen people who successfully sued the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to secure marriage equality, died last week, after suffering a stroke Aug. 7. She was 50.
Ralph Everline, former Metropolitan Community Church of Philadelphia deacon and owner of Fairview Barber Shop, died April 28 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Central Pennsylvania of cardiac arrest.