Rabbi Margaret Holub, of the Mendocino Coast Jewish Community, conducted the funeral service for Barbara on May 13, 2013.

Barbara had asked that five friends and colleagues, gathered from different phases of her life, be invited to speak as well. Their remarks are shared here:

Barbara’s life and passing have also been memorialized in a number of obituaries, both in print and on the internet (some of these posts/stories draw on each other):

San Francisco Chronicle


San Francisco Business Journal

New York Times (partially reprinted in the Boston Globe and elsewhere, and chosen as the Obituary of the Day on wnyc)

Time Magazine 

Los Angeles Times, reprinted in the Washington Post with a headline that would have offended Barbara (never the breast cancer awareness advocate). For BCA’s response to the Post’s headline, click here.

Bay Area Reporter


MsBlog: two posts: one by Gayle Sulik and one by Peggy Orenstein



Philanthropy Today (blog)

The Daily Beast

Green Delaware

Canadian Women’s Health Network

Airheads, a blog by Alan Muller

And, finally, this post – which is not an obituary, but which carries on the spirit of Barbara:

Mastectomies, Movie Stars, Media, and Medicine, by Elayne Clift

1 Response to Afterwords

  1. Terry says:

    I have heard rabbis say that death ends a life, but not a relationship, and these beautiful words are reminders that the relationship Barbara had with so many of us will never end and that her fight for justice will be continued by those she touched.

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