Obituaries Editor

Bryan Marquard

Bryan Marquard has written obituaries since 2005 for the Globe , where he has worked since 2000. For more than 35 years he has been reporter and editor at publications including Newsday on Long Island and smaller newspapers in New England, where he has lived most of his life.

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Charlie Davidson, the Andover Shop’s ‘Baron of Bespoke,’ dies at 93

By , Globe Staff

Charlie Davidson, 93, of Cambridge, who died Dec. 2, was the longtime proprietor of the Andover Shop, selling menswear in Harvard Square where he was known as the “Baron of Bespoke.”

Dorothy Brown, state’s oldest resident, dies at 112

By , Globe Staff

Dorothy Brown, 112, who moved to Framingham earlier this year, was the state’s oldest resident when she died Nov. 26.

Pete Frates, who raised millions for ALS research by championing the Ice Bucket Challenge, dies at 34

By , Globe Staff

The former Boston College baseball star popularized the Ice Bucket Challenge on social media as a way to focus attention on ALS, from which he suffered.

Howard Cruse, ‘godfather of queer comics,’ dies at 75

, Globe Staff and Wire Services

Howard Cruse, 75, of Williamstown, was a pioneering artist in LGBTQ comics and was known as “the godfather of queer comics.”