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

Stanley Cavell, Harvard philosopher who also examined popular culture, dies at 91

By , Globe Staff

Dr. Cavell was a talented musician before launching an academic career that he concluded as Harvard’s Walter M. Cabot professor of aesthetics and the general theory of value, emeritus.


Clemens Kalischer, who memorably photographed refugees and musicians, dies at 97

By , Globe Staff

Clemens Kalischer, of Lenox, fled Nazi Germany and imprisonment in Europe to become a photographer of unforgettable images, including of refugees in New York and musicians in Vermont.

Rebecca Parris, 66, jazz singer of uncommon range and emotional depth

By , Globe Staff

Ms. Parris wove together jazz inflections, freewheeling scat singing, and an endless palette of vocal shadings into something all her own.

Frances J. Perkins, groundbreaking professor at Wheelock College, dies at 98

By , Globe Staff

Mrs. Perkins, who died April 22, was the school’s first tenured African-American.