DesertPeace is in mourning today for the passing of my dear cousin, comrade and friend, Bud Korotzer.

Bud was, for years, an Associate of DesertPeace as well as our roaming photographer in the New York area. He participated and covered almost every demonstration there. Together with his wife Chippy (Francine), readers of this Blog were privy, first hand, to the ongoing struggles facing America today. Palestinian rights was foremost on their agenda.

Some of you might recognise this beautiful man if you are also involved in the struggle … here is a photo of him taken at a demonstration:

Bud leaves behind his loving wife Francine, a son, Ethan, a daughter, Danielle and four loving grandchildren. May they all be comforted in their grief knowing that Bud will always be remembered and loved.

Bud’s funeral will held on   

Monday, April 8, 10:30 AM 

 Greenwich Village Funeral Home

199 Bleecker Street( between 6th Avenue and McDougal Street)

          Closest train:  #1 to Houston. Walk northeast to Bleecker.

Bella Ciao dear comrade


  1. Nydia Leaf said,

    April 4, 2019 at 03:33

    The peace and justice movement in New York City will not be the same without Bud Korotzer. Together with Fran his presence meant that great photos would be taken of faces, signs and actions which could then be shared widely. He had an unerring eye for the energy and passion of the activists whose spirit he shared. He will be missed and he leaves a large emptiness which we must fill with the solidarity he loved.

  2. FH said,

    April 4, 2019 at 03:52

    He will be greatly missed! Prayers and thoughts to his dear wife Fran, and his loved ones. God bless you, Bud.

  3. Anonymous said,

    April 4, 2019 at 13:07

    I’m so terribly upset. Is Fran home? I need to go and hug her. 212-477-5993,

  4. April 4, 2019 at 13:10

    I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bud. Please let me know if there will be a memorial, or if the family needs any help right now. I have more time than money, and will gladly volunteer if there is a need. My heartfelt condolences to you and the whole family. Bud’s reliable presence at so many events, always documenting with his wonderful photos, was inspirational.

    Love and Condolences, Linda

  5. desertpeace said,

    April 4, 2019 at 13:21

    Family is at home


    April 4, 2019 at 14:34

    Incredible, Bud was, is m y friend and a copain since 1960 ….I’ m upset now…
    Marcello from Italy

  7. Yuka Azuma said,

    April 5, 2019 at 04:04

    I am crying. I am shocked.
    I Love him so much.
    He was the sweetest amazing person who always made me smile. He documented so much peace actions with his beautiful photographs that inspired so many people in the world. I love everything about him. How he stands at every peace action we did, how he smiles, how he talks about his love of his life Fran. Such a gentle soul. Thank you Bud❤️

  8. sandra Turner said,

    April 5, 2019 at 16:05

    I can’t believe you’re gone Bud just saw you last week at a demo as always You will be sorely missed by so many New Yorkers. and Fran
    love always.

  9. brian harris said,

    April 6, 2019 at 13:29

    i never met bud but i love your work and email your posts to freinds world wide
    you are one of my heros thankyou for what you do

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