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

Friendly’s Ice Cream cofounder Curtis L. Blake dies at 102

By , Globe Staff

Mr. Blake and his brother S. Prestley cofounded an ice cream business in 1935 that became the chain of Friendly’s restaurants.

Mary Kerr Lynch, pioneer in commercial real estate sales, dies at 101

By , Globe Staff

Ms. Lynch was one of the early women in real estate when she entered the industry, soon after her family moved to Brookline in the early 1960s.

The Rev. Denise Karuth, who tirelessly advocated for the disabled, dies at 64

By , Globe Staff

As a disabled, would-be bus and subway rider, Rev. Karuth gathered firsthand wisdom to pass along to MBTA officials, who more than 30 years ago thought it would be too difficult to make public transportation more accessible.

Ruth Anna Putnam, Wellesley College philosophy professor, dies at 91

By , Globe Staff

Among Dr. Putnam’s areas of focus were moral philosophy and the philosophy of William James and of John Dewey.