Go to the account of the Memorial Event for Professor Brenda Danet held at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel on Monday, December 29, 2008. Much appreciation to Dr. Oren Golan and associates for coordinating and making this event possible and to all those present who shared their personal and professional awarenesses of Brenda. --Burt Danet (brother).
Hello to Everyone Present at the Memorial Event at
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
December 29, 2008:
This is Burt Danet. I want to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has gathered here today, 12/29/2008, to commemorate the memory of Brenda Lee Danet. Deep gratitude especially to all those who made this event happen.
Many of you know her as Dr. Brenda Danet or Professor Brenda Danet. I know her as Brenda.
She was my sister, 2 years older. Some days after her passing, it became possible for me to put in words what I termed, “Ode From the Heart to Brenda” as a means to describe a little bit some aspects of a long-term relationship when a brother and sister grow up together.
It’s hard to know what will make it possible to come to terms with the passing of a sister, but one thing has become very clear in the few weeks since Brenda’s leaving us. This daughter, sister, woman, wife, student, friend, sociologist, teacher, researcher, innovator, entertainer, gourmet cook, accomplished classical pianist, author, educator was, above all, someone who perhaps unknowingly made a very remarkable impact on many, many people across the world.
Thank you all for sharing your views and memories of Brenda as every one of you who have done so help a brother and other family members put into perspective just what the life of Brenda Danet means and has meant for all of us and, obviously, for untold others.