Guy Charles, 78, life partner for 21 years of Michael "Rex" Swislow, passed away earlier this year.
Charles, who most recently lived in Wisconsin, is perhaps best known for his 1980s work in Chicago as part of ACTION, a group formed to speed up efforts to pass a gay-rights bill in Chicago. That group, which Charles co-chaired, sparked intense and, for the first time, very public efforts to pass the gay bill.
Charles also was part of a group promoting the inclusion of transgendered people in the 25th anniversary of Stonewall, marked in New York.
"He had a life with too many interesting job and life changes to mention," his partner said.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont, Chicago. A reception will follow. You can get further information by calling 1-262-697-1846. If you would like to further honor him, a donation to Chicago House would be appreciated.
MICHAEL CAMILLE, 44, an art history professor at the University of Chicago since 1985, died of a brain tumor April 29 in his Lakeview home. Survivors include his longtime companion, Chicago gay political activist Stuart Michaels; his parents Marcel and Mavis; and a sister, Michelle.
Camille wrote seven books on medieval artwork as it relates to modern life. His focus was not on the "grandiose" visions of the Middle Ages, but rather on the experiences of the people who lived during that time.
He was born in the northern England industrial town of Keighley and was the first student from his school to attend the University of Cambridge in 50 years. He graduated in 1980 and went on to earn a master's and doctorate in art history. He also was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000.
Services are pending.
Barbara Joan Sloane, 66, beloved life partner of Donna Gleixner and Sam the Yellow Lab, has died. She is the sister of Samuel ( Hazel ) Sloane and the late Margaret ( John ) Sluis, and the aunt of Rebecca Haught; Dr. Herman, Phillip and Steven Sloane; Kathleen and John Sluis; and Elizabeth Lawson.
Sloane worked as a physical therapist throughout the city and suburbs for 20 years. She was an avid birder who enjoyed painting.
A Springtime memorial service is to be announced. Memorial donations may be made in Barbara's name to the Anti-Cruelty Society, 157 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60610.
Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Illinois, ( 773 ) 281-5058.
Lynn Treadwell passed away Tuesday, April 23. Treadwell was a WACT ( Women of All Colors/Cultures Together ) supporter for many years, attending brunches, as well as helping with WACT newsletter mailings.
On Saturday, May 4, there was a memorial service for Treadwell at Affinity Community Services. Call ( 773 ) 324-0377.