August "Gus" Lasita
A former member of Tri-State PrimeTimers
Died July 30, 2015 at the age of 86. Remembrances may be made to Sisters of St. Francis,P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036or Sisters of Norte Dame de Namur,701 East Columbia Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215.
Dr. John "Jack" C. Wilson, age 91 of Cincinnati, Ohio Long time TSPT member died peacefully Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio.
Ray Kaiser, former member and treasurer of Tri-State Primetimers passed away of pancreatic cancer January 16 2016. Ray was also a member of the Miami Valley Ohio Prime Timers.
Michael T. Mackzum, 65, died April 2, 2016 of melanoma. He is survived by his beloved partner Robert Seibert.
Michael was predeceased by his parents Dolores (Arlinghaus) Mackzum and Eugene R. Mackzum. His siblings Tony Mackzum (Jane Curtis) and Mary Mackzum (Ralph Blake) will miss him immeasurably. Michael was a graduate of St. Xavier High School, University of Cincinnati (B.B.A.) and Xavier University (M.B.A.) For many years he was a security guard and used his off-time to read voraciously. Michael was a decades-long subscriber to the Cincinnati Opera, Symphony, Ballet, and Shakespeare Company. He was also a frequent visitor to the Taft and Cincinnati Art Museums. He also found many friendships with the Prime Timers group. In keeping with Michael's wishes, his body is being donated for medical science and there will be no services. Anyone wishing to honor Michael's memory might consider a gift to an arts organization. As we have so loved him, Michael will be in our hearts forever. -
Woody Baldwin Founder, Prime Timers Worldwide
It is with a heavy heart that I relay the news of the passing of our founder, Woody Baldwin. Woody passed away quietly on the evening of Thursday, April 21 in Austin, Texas. He had been in declining health for some months. He had recently celebrated his 96th birthday.
Woody was not only our founder; he was our leader; he was our teacher; he was our mentor and without him this wonderful organization would have never come about. He took a giant step in 1987 when he created Prime Timers in Boston. It was at a time when the senior gay male population was mostly ignored by society. He made a place and a reason for us to come together. Our handshake logo stands as visual evidence of how we join with one another in coming together in camaraderie and friendship and support and respect.
Woody's partner of 37 years, Sean O'Neill, preceded Woody in death on August 24, 2003. Our friends in Woody's home chapter of Austin, Texas, tell us that Woody did not want a memorial service but, instead, a celebration of his life. This will be held in early June in Austin and we will inform you of the details when they become available.