The Dutch community sadly informs you of the passing of one of their admins: Kattenkruid. Kattenkruid ('catnip') was active on Wikipedia since 2004 and wrote articles on the topics of politics, animals and Poland. He was active on Wikidata as well, mainly with manual edits. He became an administrator on the Dutch Wikipedia in 2009 and was active until his passing on 19 March 2020.
Over his 12 years on Wikipedia, Stephen Lecheler made over 30,000 contributions to the English Wikipedia and was renowned as a friendly and intelligent face to many in the English Wikipedia community, running both User:DRN clerk bot and User:HasteurBot. He passed away in June 2020.
Marcus Sherman (August 5, 1947 - April 25, 2020) from Cape Cod joined Wikipedia on 14 January 2007 and was keenly interested in improving content related to protected areas in southern India on the English Wikipedia.
Brian died suddenly on 4 July. His many friends in the Wikimedia movement loved his irascible humour (on his Facebook profile he described himself as a "curmudgeonly bastard who will swear at you for being repeatedly stupid"), his staunch advocacy of Wikinews and Scottish independence, and his taste in hats.
Brian made just under a thousand Wikipedia edits between 2004 and 2018, but over 47,000 to Wikinews, where he was a bureaucrat, and also contributed to both Commons (3,825 edits) and Meta (>300).
Pauline Louise van Till (The Hague, 25 July 1944 - The Hague, 27 July 2020)
On 27 July 2020, the Dutch Wikipedia lost a long-time member of the editing community. Pauline van Till ("Dutchess") was better known under her username PVT Pauline. She mainly wrote articles about World War II, golf and the international world of golfers in the Dutch and English Wikipedia, but also contributed images from all over the world to Commons.
Jerome (Jerry) Kohl died August 4, at the age of 73. A world-renowned music theorist, he was one of the most prolific editors in Wikiproject Classical Music, specializing in music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as music of the medieval era. A stickler for facts, accuracy, and reliable sources, he maintained hundreds of articles, and was well-known to most editors in these topic areas. Jerry was collegial, funny, occasionally acerbic, and always responsive. He had a Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Washington (1981), on the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, and become one of the world experts on his music; additionally he was a managing editor of the distinguished periodical Perspectives of New Music. On Wikipedia -- if it was twelve-tone, serial, avant-garde, outré, experimental, and loosely descended from the European classical tradition, it probably has Jerry’s fingerprints on it, and visitors to Wikipedia will be appreciating his work as long as the place endures. Ave atque vale; those of us who have worked with you will miss your precision, scope, and wit. There is now a biography at Jerome Kohl.
Rev. Paul T. McCain was a Lutheran pastor and publisher who contributed numerous images and amassed 1,600 edits to a variety of Lutheranism-related pages on Wikipedia in 2006. His passionately held views on these topics drew him into conflict with other editors, and after some time he was indefinitely blocked from editing. However, the bookofconcord.com website, which he personally operated and funded, continues to be used as a reference on Lutheranism-related Wikipedia articles.
Rev. McCain's colleague, Rev. Harrison, wrote that "Paul served as a pastor in Iowa, senior assistant to LCMS President A.L. Barry, and was serving as the Publisher at our Concordia Publishing House."