Community mourns the passing of Bob Hegyi Friends are remembering Bob Hegyi as "the godfather of gay Phoenix" and a pioneer for local HIV/AIDS service organizations.
Hegyi died unexpectedly on April 7. He was 75.
Hegyi was well known as the man behind the front desk at the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. It was a job he held for almost 20 years from the time the agency was known as Body Positive.
"He became the face of Southwest Center," said Kirk Baxter, a friend and founder of Body Positive.
Hegyi was born in Ohio and served in the U.S. Air Force.
His start in activism came during the civil rights movement and he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Charleston, S.C. Read more »