Remembering Joan Bazar

Joan Bazar

Photo credit:  WILPF US Wonder Women Video (2017)

Joan Bazar died peacefully late morning, Friday, December 22nd, at her home in California.  Her daughters were with her.

Plans for a memorial gathering are pending.  You can use Joan's address to send a card to her daughters, Annalise and Julia Bazar:  616 Salberg Avenue, Santa Clara CA  95051

As Lois Fiedler wrote:

We were very fortunate to be able to work in WILPF with Joan Bazar on many different projects and activities over the years.  Joan was a brilliant, very competent and skilled woman whose distinctive influence in WILPF was apparent throughout the WILPF organization over many decades: international, national and local!  Her commitment to WILPF was greater than anyone else's that I have known.  Joan's journalistic skills were very visible in the WILPF international and national journals, as well as many local projects including a set of videos that she helped produce.  Joan also shared a commitment to our local San Jose Peace and Justice Center, and many other peace organizations.  Joan inspired the rest of us to be better at whatever we were working on, and to be faithful to the "spirit" of WILPF.  She has already been missed tremendously and will be long remembered!

Joan was featured in the WILPF US Wonder Women video produced for the 2017 WILPF Triennial Congress.  Go here for the video.

For more information, contact Joan Goddard at


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