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    In Remembrance: Mary Pat Sager (1944–2023)

    By Susan Fahey–

    Mary Pat Seger

    I am saddened to announce the death of Mary P. Sager, 78. She passed away after a short illness at her San Francisco home on April 22, 2023, with her partner, Michelle Jester, by her side.

    Mary grew up in Wisconsin and cherished her many memories and good friends from those days. When she came to California, she found a home where she could express her sense of adventure and freedom.

    Mary was the longtime partner of lesbian pioneer Rikki Streicher [owner/operator of groundbreaking, historic lesbian bars Maud’s and Amelia’s, and a co-founder of the Gay Games] until Rikki’s death in 1994. She spent the last two decades with her partner, Michelle.

    She enjoyed a long and happy teaching career, which flourished because of her special rapport with children.

    Mary always enjoyed walking her beloved dogs in the city’s many beautiful places, especially Stern Grove.

    She was a vibrant member of many of San Francisco’s communities and supported a wide variety of charities. Donations in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the San Francisco SPCA would be appreciated.

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:
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    Susan Fahey of Maud’s Reunion ( was the former Bar Manager at Maud’s, the historic lesbian bar at 937 Cole Street that opened in 1966 and closed in 1989.

    In Memoriam
    Published on May 18, 2023