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.

Latest stories

Barbara Ackermann, first woman to serve as Cambridge mayor, dies at 95

By , Globe Staff

Elected mayor in 1972, Barbara Ackermann was a fierce advocate for rent control and for Cambridge residents who were marginalized because of their race, income, or age.


MIT professor Tunney Lee, an architect, urban planner, and historian of Chinatown, dies at 88

By , Globe Staff

Tunney Lee arrived in Boston from China at age 7 and became a keeper of Chinatown's history and memories. As an architect, he emphasized collaboration and an understanding of how people use buildings.

Robert Levey, whose Globe reporting ranged from racial inequities to restaurants, dies at 81

By , Globe Staff

Robert Levey began his Globe career writing about Boston school inequities and ended as the the restaurant critic.

William F. Thompson, prominent banker who helped found a venture capital firm, dies at 93

By , Globe Staff

With Bank of Boston and the Boston Ventures firm he helped lead, William F. Thompson crafted numerous entertainment industry deals.