Barbara Brenner 1951-2013

Barbara Brenner passed away peacefully at home on Friday evening.

Funeral services will be held in San Francisco, with burial in Fort Bragg. Arrangements are pending and will be posted Sunday on Barbara’s blog, Healthy Barbs (, our Caring Bridge site (, barbarabrenner community), and Barbara’s Facebook page.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Barbara Brenner Rapid Response fund at Breast Cancer Action, 55 New Montgomery Street, Suite 323, San Francisco, CA 94105 (

Thank you for all your love and support.

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9 Responses to Barbara Brenner 1951-2013

  1. All my love and thoughts, sleep well Barbara XO

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Thank you for your strength in living. May you rest in peace.

    Thoughts with Susie.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for posting this Susie. I am saddened by ‘our’ loss. I am comforted to know that Barbara died at home and peacefully. I will miss her. Sending so much love to you both. Elizabeth.

  4. Gail Kaufman says:

    Dear Susie and all of Barbara’s friends and family….this is very sad day for all lof us who have fought alongside Barbara for social justice and quality health care. Our wondeful memories will help but not ease this tremendous loss in our community.
    Gail and Barry Kaufman

  5. Susan Shalit says:

    It was an honor to have the opportunity to work with Barbara and with you, Susie. I will always treasure this. My thoughts are with you.

  6. Dorothy Geoghegan says:

    Dear Susie, family, and Barbara’s many friends,

    I am so saddened by the loss of Barbara. She was an incredible warrior/activist who helped so many people and causes. She was an inspiration!

    Dorothy Geoghegan

  7. Cindy Icke says:

    As a volunteer at Charlotte Maxwell I just read about Barbara’s passing in the newsletter and I have spent the last few hours reading her blog and thinking about her. My heart goes out to you and I feel that the world has a new hole in it. I have always been in awe of Barbara’s courage, commitment, and clarity in thought and action. She will always be an inspiration.

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  9. Alise says:

    I am just finding Barbara’s blog today, while reading some information about the disease that my mother was recently diagnosed with. I’m so thankful that her words are here to give comfort and courage both to those who have been diagnosed with ALS and for those who are supporting those with ALS.

    I wish I had known Barbara when she was still here, but I am grateful for this space. My sympathies to her family and loved ones.

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