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Dr. LeRoy Sykes passed away from congestive heart failure on June 11, 2020 in Burlington, WA. Dr. Sykes was the former Executive Director of Sean Humphrey House in Bellingham, and an instructor at Edmonds Community College.
Dr. Sykes was a long-time activist and non-profit organization leader who accepted the Executive Director position at Sean Humphrey House in March 2017. His objective at SHH was to advocate for, implement, and sustain affordable housing for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Sykes worked in mental health, addiction, and general health services for over 35 years. His work in HIV/AIDS services began in 1985. He was a featured presenter at the 4th National AIDS Conference in San Francisco, CA in 1988. While serving as Clinical Director at Stonewall Recovery Services (1988-1992), he provided counseling and case management to LGBTQ clients and those living with HIV/AIDS.
For the full obituary, to send your condolences and share memories of LeRoy to his family online, please visit www.kernfuneralhome.com
Sean Humphrey House is one of only two Adult Family Homes licensed by the State of Washington to provide a residence, meals, medical management services, counseling, recreational activities, and other support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
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