Memorial Service for Board Member Deborah (Beth) Brown

Where: Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco (MAP).

When: Sunday, August 2, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

On July 14th, Dr. Deborah (Beth) Brown, San Francisco County physician and long-time secretary of the UAPD Board, passed away.  As a leader in this union, she was known for her deep commitment to serving patients.  She advocated tirelessly so that doctors would be able to provide the best possible care under every circumstance.  At the statewide meeting last year, she received the Sanford A. Marcus Service Award and a proclamation from the City of San Francisco in recognition of her many years of service to the community and this union.  At their next meeting, the UAPD Board will discuss ways to honor Dr. Brown’s memory and her contributions to the union over the years.

Here is a message from her family:

Dr. Deborah (Beth) Brown left us at 4:55 pm (Pacific time) on Tuesday. Her cancer complication overtook her quickly these past 7 weeks, at only 60 years of age. She was first diagnosed with lung cancer in January, 2014, when a brain tumor caused her to begin losing physical balance.  She spent the last 2 weeks in Kaiser Hospice at our home. Although not a traditional Jewish practice, her wish is to be cremated, and she is in good hands at Sinai Memorial Chapel in San Francisco.

The family is making arrangements for a memorial service in San Francisco (likely no sooner than the 26th as we seek a way to accommodate the summer schedules of many). Eventually we’ll get Facebook to memorialize her page should you wish to leave a lasting message.  Thank you to so many of you for all the kindnesses the family has received during her long illness. If you wish to send flowers, please consider as an alternative donating to an animal cause, as Beth truly loved animals, great and small.

With great sorrow, Stephen Ludwig, her husband, and Jason, our son