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Jo-Carol

BCHS Class of '74 - 40th Reunion 2014

In Memorial 1956-2003

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Disco Diva - Jo-Carol Block Davidson

Tom Gilbert took the following pictures in San Francisco while there for Jo-Carol's memorial service: Click here

Paul Block - Staff Writer for the Times Union (Sunday 06-15-03) wrote this piece in memory of his sister.  Click here.  (The links to TU articles disappear quickly.)

Jo-Carol has been honored with sainthood by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.  

Since their founding in 1979, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. have been a force for social activism in San Francisco and queer meccas throughout the world. Their common vows are to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt. Their shared ministry is one of public manifestation and habitual perpetration. They pledge support to their fellow sisters toward their personal and collective enlightenment.

THE VARIOUS TRIBUTES TO JO-CAROL ARE ASTOUNDING.  HERE ARE A FEW MORE...

 

From Kim Teevan:

 

I got a message from Wayne Sutton - the producer for the Cabaret Contest.  Wayne is going to dedicate the "Finals" Show at the Herbst Theater on Tues. 6/10/03 to Jo Carol.  He is going to re-name the Entertainer of the Year Award - "The Jo Carol" ........... He wants Tyler (Jo's husband) to present it....

 

The show, "Viva Variety 32" will be dedicated to Jo's memory.

 

The gardener at Cayuga Park is going to create a sculpture for Jo.

(This sculpture was completed - Click here to see pictures.)

 

Joel Selvin at the Chronicle is running a piece.

 

The BAR is running a piece.

 

Tom Ammiano is going to attend the CIA (Cayuga Improvement Association) fundraiser this Friday 6/6/03 at Cayuga Park starting at 6:00 pm.  We have asked him to bring a proclamation from the city for JO.


From Bob Brunson:

 

I just got off the phone with California State Assemblyman Mark Leno and I wanted to share with all of you a very special moment.  Upon close of session today, the California State Assembly was adjourned in Honor of Jo-Carol.  Mark expressed how proud he was to know her and how thankful he was that he was able to spend time with her last Friday evening.  Mark sends his love to all of Jo's family and friends.

 

From Marie Shell:

 

The Ingleside Police Station has offered to provide a color guard at Jo's memorial.

 

Crocker-Amazon Playground is installing a bench dedicated to Jo.

 

The Cayuga Improvement Association is working with the Excelsior Branch Library to install a permanent memorial to Jo.

San Francisco Chronicle: Jo-Carol Davidson -- disco singer, preservationist

Click the website above for a lovely tribute to Jo-Carol in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Neighborhood Parks Council News - Tribute to Jo-Carol

Click the text above for a the Neighborhood Park Council's webpage dedicated to Jo-Carol.  Beautiful photos.

Click Here for the Times-Union's Obituary