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Brenda Anne Braun

October 30, 1970 — July 30, 2023

Brenda Anne (Rybarczyk) Braun, age 52, died unexpectedly at home on July 30, 2023. She was born on October 30, 1970 to Marjorie Lynne (Coppin) Rybarczyk and the late Richard Joseph Rybarczyk.

Brenda graduated from North Tonawanda High School, North Tonawanda, NY and from Buffalo State College with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She worked as a pharmaceutical chemist for 31 years. Brenda loved volunteering, swimming, traveling, trivia nights, puzzles, and games. Most of all she loved to laugh! Her laugh was infectious and she had a joyful, positive outlook on life.

Brenda is survived by her loving husband, Paul Jason Braun, and their beloved children, Logan Jessica Braun and Noah Paul Braun, mother, Marjorie Lynne (Coppin) Rybarczyk, sister Lynne Anne (Rybarczyk) McKerlie, brother Richard Joseph Rybarczyk, sister Karen Marie (Rybarczyk) Braun, mother-in-law Betsy (Marsh) Bicz, and father-in-law Thomas Braun Sr. She is predeceased by her father Richard Joseph Rybarczyk.

A celebration of Brenda's life will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; 810 W. Chapel Hill St.; Durham, NC 27701.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (

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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

810 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701

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