Sharon Malheiro – RIP

Syndicate comics editor and gay rights advocate Sharon Malheiro has passed away.

Sharon Kay Malheiro
November 26, 1956 – April 10, 2023

From the obituary:

Sharon Malheiro passed peacefully in her sleep on April 10, 2023…

She attended Drake University, class of 1978, graduating with a Degree in Journalism. From 1979 to 1987 she served as managing editor of the Des Moines Register and Tribune syndicate, after which, in 1988, she got a law degree from Drake Law School. She was registered with the Iowa bar for over 30 years.

Sharon joined the Register and Tribune Syndicate in 1979 and soon became comics editor at the syndicate and stayed with the organization when it was renamed Cowles Syndicate (after the newspaper family that owned it). She was promoted to managing editor of the syndicate in 1985.

Editor & Publisher item from September 14, 1985 issue

King Features Syndicate bought Cowles Syndicate in 1986 and Sharon went for a time with the Hearst company.

More about Sharon at her Facebook page.