Archives: May 2012

Bonnie Brenner, 1943 – 2012

Posted on: May 15, 2012

Bonnie Brenner is absolutely wonderful! Extremely professional but also very easy to work with.  It was an absolute pleasure!

Bonnie makes everything painless! She is awesome and an asset to your firm.

Loved working with Bonnie!  She was very patient with me through everything, willing to help me find exactly what I was looking for, and I’m so thankful.

One of the best parts of my job is compiling testimonials for our Realtors.  This morning, I pulled out Bonnie’s file and found some lovely responses from clients over the years.

Bonnie started with Elfant Wissahickon in 1999, after being a licensed real estate agent for almost 20 years.  Last week, Bonnie lost her battle with breast cancer and passed away peacefully at her home in Germantown.  The President of the Philadelphia City Council, Darrell Clarke, signed a proclamation recognizing Bonnie’s outstanding citizenship and service to her community:

Barbara (Bonnie) Brenner was a devoted public servant as a social worker in the DHS for 20 years, and a diligent Realtor for 17 years. She helped hundreds of people achieve home ownership through counseling, as a landlord and real estate agent, and was active in the revitalization of her hometown neighborhood, Germantown.

She graduated from Germantown HS in 1961, and the University of Pennsylvania in 1965. She lived in Sweden for several years before returning to Philadelphia and dedicating endless hours to pet rescue and responsible pet ownership. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in the early 2000s, she became a vocal advocate for alternative therapies, joining many groups of cancer survivors questioning traditional treatment methods.

She was a free spirit, saw every Academy Award winning movie, loved dancing and swimming, spoke Spanish and Swedish, and loved her family, her friends, and above all, animals.

Bonnie will be missed by all of us at Elfant Wissahickon, and the entire northwest Philadelphia real estate community.  Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends.

She will be remembered fondly.  Rest in peace, Bonnie.