Guy Bilyeu, executive director of the Humane Educational Society, died Saturday morning from a bicycle accident last Saturday.
Tai Federico, HES board president, said, "It is with great sorrow and much anguish that I must inform you of Guy Bilyeu's passing this morning. He served our community tirelessly as an advocate for animals. His passing leaves a great many of us to grieve our loss, but the work he has done will live on locally and nationally in the thousands of animal lives he has saved and the countless human lives he made better. His innovative ideas and unique management at the Humane Educational Society has laid a foundation that will carry HES into the next many decades as it continues to serve Hamilton County. We, his friends and fellow animal lovers, offer our sincerest condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed.
"Information regarding arrangements will be forwarded as the details become available."