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Carley Broder, our own carbro, has died

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Earlier tonight, Carley's sister, Betsy Broder wrote:

"Surrounded by family, Carley died earlier this afternoon. She died peacefully and with no pain."

Carley was always an intelligent, friendly presence on Ballet Talk, welcoming new members and answering questions, moderating discussions with wisdom and professionalism. She was a good friend and an avid balletgoer who attended performances of ABT and NYCB almost daily. Her sudden death is a great blow to her family, friends both in real and virtual life and all who knew her. My heart is broken.

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It is very sad. She was always friendly whenever I ran into her at the Koch or the Met at a ballet performance. My deepest sympathy to her family.

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My deepest sympathy to her family. She was very kind in helping me understand questions about ballet and ballet going. May she rest in peace.

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Carley was perhaps the most altruistic balletomane I ever met... She will be so very missed....

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She was the first face I knew from this forum, when I had the pleasure to met her at the MET years ago. May she rest in peace.

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I am so saddened to hear this. My condolences to Carley's family. Carbro always had the nicest, most positive reviews. You could tell she genuinely loved dance and dancers. sad.png

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Oh, this is terrible news. Will members here who know her family please add my voice to the condolences. And if there is some way that we might make a contribution in her memory and honor, please post the information here.

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I am so sad to hear of Carley's passing... May she rest in peace... Deepest sympathy to her family...

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Very, very sad. I always looked forward to reading her posts. My condolences to her family.

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Oh, I'm so sorry to see this. I join my colleagues here in sending condolences to her family and loved ones.

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What sad, sad news. She was a wonderful, friendly person and she will really be missed by us.

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What a sad, sad shock this is. RIP, Carbro.

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I'll so miss seeing her posts. I'm sorry not to have met her in person. Adding my condolences to her family.

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Very sad news, indeed. Carley was such an important part of this site. She added so much to our discusisons, as people have said, and she also was invaluable behind the scenes, managing membership, which is quite a task! (Deleting probable spanners, helping new members through the process, always with her kind and gentle patience). Rest in peace, Carley.

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Very sad news. She had such a generosity of spirit. My condolences to her family and friends.

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That’s very sad news. My condolences to her family and friends at home and here on BalletAlert.

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This is such devastating news. It was through our beloved ballet that I knew Carley, virtually and in real life.

Carley was a mensch. May she rest in peace.

My deepest condolences to her family and friends and the extended ballet family.

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You couldn't ask for a better friend. Very kind, loving, tactful, intuitive, a feminine touch and lovely to be around at a show. She'd just get what you got, even with disparate people and be so moved when something was beautiful that it helped you understand the beauty. Always in harmony. My plan on her passing is to see the shows doubly well - I know she would have loved them. That's what I thought last night. She's got to see them through our eyes and feel them in our hearts now.

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I was shocked to read this. How often we (or at least I am apt to) forget that/how time passes. I met Carley in what for me was - truly - another world. One belonging - as she does now - to time. In every way it was a privilege. I sit here remembering the joy of her many kindnesses whilst we shared the excitement of our enthusiasm. We were friends of a shared passion. The power of that gift was heady. I can feel its air even now. The memory burns in the sincerity of her warmth. It is one I could never care to forget. Bless you, Carley. Bless you for ALL. May you not only rest but smile in peace.

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My plan on her passing is to see the shows doubly well - I know she would have loved them. That's what I thought last night. She's got to see them through our eyes and feel them in our hearts now.

What a lovely idea -- thank you for sharing it here.

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I was shocked and saddened by Carley's passing. She was very generous and welcoming, with a keen interest in ballet and knowledge on other topics. Many of my ballet experiences in the past 15 years included chatting with Carley during intermissions, before shows, after shows, on trains to shows smile.png I remember one time fondly when she and Susan met up with me in Washington DC to see the Suzanne Farrell ballet. And then we waited for that dreaded early-morning train back up to NY. We exchanged views of the ballet we just saw, ballet we loved, our lives and even weird neighbors. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family.

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It's so nice to read the remembrances of those whose lives intertwined with Carley's, as mine did. I am still in shock and slept restlessly as thoughts of Carley entered my dreams and were my first thoughts on waking throughout the night. Her sister Betsy has posted the coordinates for Carley's memorial service:

"Carley will be honored and remembered at a 2 p.m. service on Sunday, March 2 at the Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Ave., NYC."

The chapel is located in Carley's beloved Upper West Side - UWS - where she lived. She was passionate about ballet, politics, just causes, pets, and her neighbourhood, among other things. The love in her heart will no doubt be felt at the Jewish Community Chapel on Sunday afternoon.

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I am very sad to know that Carbro is no longer with us - always kind and welcoming. As long as I have posted on this board - since 1999 - I have read her posts Unfortunately I never met her in person, but sometimes one gets this feeling: this person I would like as my best friend. That is just how I felt about Carbro. May she rest in peace. My condolences to her family.

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