Volume 62, Number 20 January 30, 2015
Judith Puchner Breen
Breen is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Katharine Breen and Douglas O'Hara of Chicago and Molly Breen and Joshua Poertner of San Francisco; three granddaughters, Elizabeth and Samantha O’Hara and Lorna Lark Poertner; her dear friend and former sister-in-law Peggy Kinney and her husband Ross; and five beloved nieces and nephews, Alex Puchner, Laurie Puchner, Pennie Strebel, Eric Puchner and Brooks Puchner, as well as their partners and children.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Gate Audubon Society or to Project Read of the San Francisco Public Library.
James H. Duggins
Duggins earned a B.A. in English in 1960 and an M.A. in speech science in 1964, both from SF State. In 1970, UC Berkeley awarded him a Ph.D. in English education. In 1967, he joined SF State, where he taught until his retirement in 2001. Duggins' many contributions to San Francisco included the "Uncles" oral history project of the GLBT Historical Society, his work to create the Lambda Literary Foundation's Emerging Writers Retreat and funding the organization's Mid-Career Novelist Award, as well as volunteering for San Francisco's Horizons Foundation, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and various organizations in support of gay youth and suicide prevention.
Duggins co-authored "Hooked on Books" and "Teaching Reading for Human Values" and articles for academic journals such as The English Journal, The Journal of Reading and Wilson Library Journal. His novels include "The Power," "Slave Stealer," "The Man without a Conscience" and "The Possession of Sarah Winchester." His latest novel in progress, "It's in the Cards," will be published posthumously.
Duggins is survived by former partner Jonathan Greene and friends throughout California and in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he lived part time.
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