Adam Edward Hamilton, 31, passed away August 10 at North Memorial Residential Hospice, Brooklyn Center, after a five-month battle with cancer. Born October 13, 1977, in Brainerd, Minnesota, he worked as a Program Manager for Express Scripts in Bloomington. An avid athlete, he played for Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League teams, and in many NAGAA tournaments around the country. He also played goalie on several local hockey teams. He is survived by his life partner, Joel Mugge; father, Robert Hamilton; mother, Kathy Morgan; brothers, Robert and Steve; other family and friends. Memorials preferred to Caring Bridge, North Memorial Residential Hospice, and Fairview Home Care & Hospice.
Jeffrey M. Buckles, 46, died August 15. Born April 13, 1963, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he moved to Minneapolis in the 1990s to work at the Department of Human Services, where he continued to dedicate his time in the fight against HIV/AIDS. He was an active member of the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, which became a second family to him. He is survived by his stepfather, Herbie; his maternal grandmother; his cat, Vony; many loving friends. A memorial service in his honor—a potluck celebration/remembrance—will be held September 14, 5:30-7 PM, at First Christian Church, 2201 First Avenue South, Minneapolis. Memorials requested to the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus.