Wednesday, December 15, 2004

A teary funeral for Eric Allen Bass on Tuesday included a mix of longtime friends and City Hall folks, led with dignity by Glide Pastor Douglass Fitch. Family members from Oakland attended as well, and friends put together a beautiful slideshow that showed Bass before AIDS cut down his form, and pneumonia finally felled him. One picture drew the most laughs: Bass pumping his fist and screaming in the front row of a Bush-Cheney rally. Another showed Bass with Willie Brown at the 2003 Examiner Christmas party. ... In attendance: Dennis Herrera and posse ... Bill Barnes ... Gavin Newsom and most of the Newsom for Mayor field staff - Ryan Chamberlain, Johnny Wang, Daniel Homsey, Malia Cohen (who organized) ... Trent Rhorer ... Heather Hiles ... Eric Mar ... Kamala Harris and Debbie Mesloh ... Meagan Levitan ... Linda Richardson ... Angelo Alioto and sons Joe and Gian Paulo ... h. brown ... Hank Donat ... ... Allen White ... Marc Salomon ... Rachel Gordon ... J.K. Dineen ... Jeff Edwards ... Alison Soltau ... Caroline Tyler ... Suzanne Herel ... Susan King ... Sean Elsbernd ... Chris Daly ... Myrna Lim ... Peter Ragone ... Darlene Chiu ... Chris Biotti ... Darcy Brown ... Mary Jung ... Chris Bowman ... Rita O'Hara ... McAvoy-O'Hara Funeral Home graciously donated all services. ...