WINDY CITY TIMES
||Clewer's Father Dies
This article shared 3592 times since Wed May 18, 2005
On May 11, James Clewer—the father of slain Lakeview resident Kevin Clewer—died of a heart attack at work, the Chicago Tribune reported. His death followed the April 28 passing of Kevin's mother, Pamela Lynn Clewer Hansen Cunningham, who died in Rockford at the age of 56 of pneumonia and complications from cancer.
James Clewer suffered a heart attack at Terry's Lincoln Mercury, where he was a service technician, Ron Clewer, his son, said. A spokesman from the Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed his death.
James Clewer would have celebrated his 57th birthday on May 16.
'This is a entire surprise,' Ron Clewer said. 'When my brother passed away, we learned he had clogged arteries. My whole family then made a pact to have our hearts checked. My dad checked out fine.'
Kevin Clewer, 31, was killed March 24, 2004. He was found stabbed to death in the bedroom of his Lakeview apartment at 3444 N. Elaine Place. Detectives continued the nationwide manhunt for a man seen with Clewer before the murder. A widely circulated sketch identified the man as 'Fernando,' described by police as white or Hispanic, 5 foot 7, about 25 years old, with an athletic build and dark wavy hair with a Hispanic or European-Spanish accent.
James Clewer and his family became fixtures in Chicago's gay community. James Clewer marched in parades, handed out leaflets, attended community meetings, and generally immersed himself in the goings-on in the Boystown area. James Clewer also is survived by his wife, Marilyn. His funeral was held May 14 in Orland Park.
Contact Crimestoppers at ( 800 ) 535-STOP.
This article shared 3592 times since Wed May 18, 2005
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|Los Angeles LGBT Center mourns passing of legendary LGBT activist, leader Urvashi Vaid|
-- From a press release - LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2022—"The world has lost a giant in the movement for LGBTQ freedom, justice and equality. After a valiant battle with cancer, Urvashi Vaid died today," said Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri ...
|PASSAGES Urvashi Vaid dies, The National LGBTQ Task Force releases statement|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC……Legendary attorney, LGBTQ activist, and author Urvashi Vaid, known for her extensive career an advocate for LGBTQ rights, women's rights, anti-war efforts, immigration justice and many other social causes ...
|PASSAGES Dr. David Ostrow dies at 74|
Longtime researcher Dr. David Gene Ostrow, of Chicago, died unexpectedly on Feb. 16 at home. He was 74. The cause of death was end-stage renal disease, according to the Tribute Archive website. Ostrow was born on ...
|Gov. Pritzker signs legislation addressing rise in organized retail thefts|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO — On May 13, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker joined Attorney General Kwame Raoul, lawmakers, advocates and law-enforcement officials to sign legislation designed to combat a nationwide rise in coordinated retail thefts. "This new law represents ...
|WORLD South Africa, Greek ruling, soccer items, singer attacked|
South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa praised his country for creating a conducive environment for LGB people to practice same-sex marriages and partnerships, according to Erasing 76 Crimes. Speaking at a Freedom Day celebration in Mpumalanga, ...
|LGBTQ+-rights activist, Steamworks co-founder Rick Stokes dies at 87|
Rick Earl Stokes, famously "the other gay candidate" who ran against Harvey Milk for San Francisco supervisor in 1977, died May 3 at age 87, according to the Bay Area Reporter. Stokes died in San Francisco ...
|Virginia trans teen killed at party|
The life of Black transgender girl Ariyanna Mitchell, 17, ended violently at a party in Hampton, Virginia, on April 2and the accused killer asked her if she was a boy or a girl before shooting her, ...
|'Moulin Rouge' performance canceled after Loop shooting |
Broadway In Chicago canceled the May 1 performance of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, following the nearby shooting in The Loop, ABC 7 Chicago reported. A 27-year-old man and a 55-year-old ...
|PASSAGES Playwright/disability-rights activist Susan Nussbaum dies|
Susan Nussbauma Chicago playwright, novelist and longtime disability-rights activistdied April 28 at age 68. Nussbaum won the 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Social Engaging Fiction for her novel Good Kings Bad ...
|Rape, murder of Kenyan lesbian spark outrage|
Kenyan authorities said six men who raped and murdered Sheila Adhiambo Lumumba, 25, on April 19 in her home in Karatina actually targeted her because of her sexual orientation, The Washington Blade reported. The body of ...
|Roommate indicted in death of Florida LGBTQ+-rights activist|
A Florida grand jury indicted a man for first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the death of his roommate—LGBTQ+-rights advocate Jorge Diaz-Johnston, brother of former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, CNN reported. ...
|Cook County state's attorney expunges 15,000+ cannabis convictions |
-- From a press release - CHICAGO - On Friday, April 22, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office (CCSAO) will present 214 additional cannabis cases to be automatically expunged, bringing the total to 15,191. The Cannabis Expungement Project nears an end following ...
|Chicago theater actress Hollis Resnik dies at 66|
Chicago theater actress Hollis Resnick, who had a glittering resume, has passed away at age 66. The Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones tweeted, "Sad to report that Father Jim Heneghan tells me that the great Chicago actress ...
|Loved ones mourn loss of Elise Malary|
Angelina Nordstrom remembers their close friend Elise Malary through candid photos and videos they loved to surprise her with. "My favorite thing was to catch her off-guard with the camera, to capture random moments of her ...
|Wealthy California politico sentenced for deaths of two Black gay men|
On April 14, U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder sentenced former West Hollywood resident and LGBTQ+-rights activist Ed Buck, 67, to 30 years in federal prison for supplying the methamphetamine that killed two gay Black men—Gemmel ...