Rod Gilchrist, executive director of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, died of brain cancer at age 58 on February 26th. The SF Chronicle has a full obituary up, explaining how he kept the museum going through boom and bust periods for comics and real estate. According to an email announcement by Andrew Farago:
In lieu of flowers, Rod’s family has suggested that you please send donations in his memory to the Cartoon Art Museum or Portola Family Connections.
A public memorial service will be held at the Cartoon Art Museum on Friday, March 20, beginning at 7pm. Please e-mail Andrew Farago through Facebook or at [email protected] for more information.