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Linda Starck Loses Her Battle With Cancer

Sad news, indeed, today as I got the word that earlier this morning Linda Starck passed away in her home. She will be deeply missed. Thanks to all the brewers, homebrewers and other caring people who gave so generously to help Linda with her battle. I know that she and her family greatly appreciated the outpouring of support. In the last correspondence I received from Linda, she wrote “I’m overwhelmed by all that you are doing to help support my treatments. It really means a lot to me and my family.”


Linda Starck lost her valiant fight against lung cancer Friday, February 23 at 8:25 a.m. in her home. She was surrounded by family. Since being diagnosed a year ago, on February 28, 2006, she showed unbounded courage and grace in her battle. Linda was well loved in the brewing industry. She was a Brewers Association staff member for over 20 years. She was loved by those who knew her and will be missed by many.

A memorial service is anticipated — A Celebration of Life is being planned — hopefully Friday or Saturday, March 2 or 3. Additional information will be posted as it is determined by Linda’s family. A special memorial web page has been set up by the Brewers Association so people can write thoughts in celebration of Linda’s life. This page is now up and it will be the place to get updates and share your thoughts

The family is collecting photos immediately for use at the memorial service. If you would like to submit any photos, please include your name and return information if you would like photos returned.

Email digital photos to:

Bill Wolfkiel,

Send photos to:

Bill Wolfkiel
6525 Gunpark Drive, Suite 370-501
Boulder, CO 80301

The family asks that no flowers be sent, but rather, contributions be made to the American Lung Association:

American Lung Association
61 Broadway, 6th floor
New York, NY 10006.

Thanks to so many who generously supported Linda throughout this last year. Join us in remembering Linda and share your thoughts and stories here. Check the memorial page for updated information.

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