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

Bridging politics and education, Albert Sherman, 81, was a mainstay of UMass Medical School

By , Globe Staff

Albert Sherman, "Albie" to all, worked behind the scenes on behalf of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester as the vice chancellor for university relations, and helped countless people over the decades.

Her sight gone, Sarah Smith, 71, embraced a richer, fuller world

By , Globe Staff

After losing her sight at 30, Sarah Gregory Smith, who died Feb. 3, returned to teaching, continued to perform as a musician, became a social worker, and gave tours at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Lois Schaefer, at 95; Boston Pops “Stars and Stripes Forever" piccolo soloist for 25 years

By , Globe Staff

Lois Schaefer, who died at 95, estimated that she performed the famous piccolo solo in "The Stars and Stripes Forever" with the Boston Pops more than 2,000 times.

Dr. John A. DiBiaggio, Tufts University president who advocated for students’ public engagement, dies at 87

By , Globe Staff

Dr. John A. DiBiaggio, who was 87 when he died Feb. 1, served as president of Tufts University from 1992 to 2001, encouraged students to enhance their education beyond the classroom through public engagement.