Category Archives: Passings

Scott Barnes Passing September 9th, 2017

Scott Barnes died Sept. 9 of a heart attack  at the Out at the Park Six Flags Great America event in the Chicago suburbs.

He was 50. He is survived by his former partner, Jay Howard Cook and Brian Loomis, his current companion. Barnes’ memorial service will take place at the Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services 613 Washington St. Michigan City, Indiana, with the viewing on Friday, Sept. 15 in the afternoon and evening, and the funeral on Saturday, Sept. 16. For those who cannot travel to Indiana a memorial service will be held at Barnes’ favorite local bar Elixer sometime next week.   There will also be a showing of his work at The SoFo Tap, 4923 N. Clark St. Details TBA. Read full Obituary  HERE.

September 20th – Memorial for Scott, who passed away this year at Out in the Park…https://www.facebook.com/events/1033964130078572

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Chuck Renslow Final White Party August27

  WINDY CITY TIMES


Renslow memorial set
2017-08-23

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A public memorial to remember the life of businessman Chuck Renslow, founder of International Mr. Leather, will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.
The Renslow Family will host its 36th and final White Party celebrating Renslow at Metro, 3730 N. Clark Street, Chicago. That celebration, which is open to the public, will begin with a memorial service and merge into a traditional dance party. The annual White Party celebrated the August birthday of Renslow.

Earlier that day, Hesperia Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a masonic funeral ritual for Renslow at Jefferson Masonic Temple.

Renslow died at age 87 June 29.

See www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Legendary-Chicago-businessman-activist-Chuck-Renslow-dies-/59676.html .

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Chicago’s Chuck Renslow Passed, 87

Pioneering Chicago Gay Activist and Leather Community Leader Chuck Renslow Passes Away At 87

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