Obituaries

Obituary: Charley Richardson of JP; union leader and anti-war activist

June 21, 2013
By
(Courtesy Photo) Charley Richardson.

Charley Richardson, 60, died May 4 in his Jamaica Plain home after a long battle with cancer. Richardson was a prominent activist in the labor union and anti-war movements. Along with his wife, Nancy Lessin, who son was a Marine, he cofounded the anti-war organization Military Families Speak Out, which was based in JP...

Read more »

Obituary: Henry Theosian, AIDS Action volunteer

June 21, 2013
By
(Courtesy Photo) Henry “Hank” Theosian and Orca the dog at Boomerangs.

Henry “Hank” Theosian, a longtime volunteer at Jamaica Plain-based AIDS Action Committee who befriended everyone at the agency from the front-desk receptionist to the CEO, died May 15 after a brief illness. He was 79 years old. Theosian, who would have turned 80 in August, began volunteering for AIDS Action sometime in the 1990s....

Read more »

Obituary: Joyce Perkit, attorney and activist

June 7, 2013
By

Jamaica Plain resident Joyce Lynda Perkit passed away on Sun., June 2, 2013 at age 71 after a long and hard-fought battle with breast cancer. She was a brilliant and learned woman who stood up and defended people’s rights and community causes that she thought were vitally important. She was a highly regarded attorney...

Read more »

Obituary: Joyce Perkit, attorney and activist

June 4, 2013
By
Obituary: Joyce Perkit, attorney and activist

Jamaica Plain resident Joyce Lynda Perkit passed away on Sun., June 2, 2013 at age 71 after a long and hard-fought battle with breast cancer. She was a brilliant and learned woman who stood up and defended people’s rights and community causes that she thought were vitally important. She was a highly regarded attorney...

Read more »

Obituary: Gerald P. Barry, veteran

May 24, 2013
By

Gerald P. “The Beep” Barry, 69, of West Dennis passed May 19, 2013 while in rehab after a stroke. Formerly of Whitman and longtime Jamaica Plain resident. Cherished brother of Mary Ann Barry Sayers and his favorite brother-in-law, Richard. Uncle of Christopher and Jeanette Sayers. U.S. Army veteran. Donations in memory may be made...

Read more »

Obituary: Irma Susanne Wagner, JP artist

May 10, 2013
By
(Courtesy Photo) Irma Susanne Wagner.

Irma Susanne Wagner, a Jamaica Plain artist, died peacefully at her home April 28. She was 81 and had courageously lived with Parkinson’s disease for over a decade. Irma was well known for her annual calendar, which she published for 15 years. From 1996 to 2010 she created a calendar of her art “accompanied...

Read more »

Obituary: Karl Ross Fisher, art teacher

March 29, 2013
By
(Courtesy Photo) Karl Ross Fisher.

“For you, the world,” Karl Ross Fisher used to say to his students and colleagues, who adored him. That spirit was true to the end; his organs have been the gift of life for five lucky people. Fisher died unexpectedly on Feb. 20, 2013 after suffering a rare, unexplained and massive stroke. He died...

Read more »

Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

February 15, 2013
By
Ghazi Sami Saba. (Photo Courtesy Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home)

Ghazi Sami “Big Sam” Saba of Dedham, formerly of Roslindale, a visionary who brought healthy Lebanese food and wraps to Boston, passed away on Feb. 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. Sami was the founder of Sami’s Falafel Truck of the Longwood Medical Area. Sami was the...

Read more »

Obituary: John P. Craven; JP resident

February 1, 2013
By

John P. Craven of Jamaica Plain died on Jan. 1, 2013. Beloved son of the late William F. and Anne M. (Smythe) Craven. Dear brother of Mary T. Kirrane of Jamaica Plain; Patricia A. Watson and her husband Lawrence of Needham; and the late William F. Craven Jr. Dear uncle of Kevin M. Kirrane...

Read more »

Obituary: Janis M. Fahey; JP resident

January 18, 2013
By
Janis Fahey

Janis M. Fahey (1946-2013), a longtime Jamaica Plain resident and native Bostonian, died on Jan. 2. She leaves a sister, Eileen Fahey of Nevada City, Calif., and a brother, Jack Fahey of Jamaica Plain, as well as many loving friends. She will be dearly missed.

Read more »