David Buckel

  • Died: April 14, 2018
  • Location:


David Buckel

Prominent LGBT rights lawyer and environmental activist…

David Buckel, LGBT rights lawyer and environmental activist, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Brooklyn, according to multiple news sources. He was 60. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I interned for Lambda in the 1990s and worked with David on a few projects. He was driven, soft spoken, kind and brilliant. I am honored to have worked with him. He was a true hero. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by L Gans - VT   December 11, 2018

We heard the call. Condolences to the family of David.
Daniel and Friends. Switzerland.

Posted by Dan Hartman - Berne   June 14, 2018

With you and your message. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Dan Hartman - Switzerland   May 16, 2018


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   May 08, 2018


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   May 02, 2018

May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise.

Posted by - CA   May 01, 2018

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.

Posted by A friend   April 23, 2018

Condolences to the family of David Buckel. Pray constantly to our Grand and loving Creator.

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2018

My deepest condolence to the Family. Psalms 103:11-14, puts it better than I can say, "as the heavens are higher than the earth, his loving kindness is superior toward those fearing him." Our hope lies with the God of all comfort, may he give you the strength and understanding you need now.

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2018

David died for a cause he sincerely believed warranted the highest sacrifice. Whether his suicide by self-immolatol will spark our hearts to carry on his vision of wiser relationship to the only planet we have is up to us. He was always acourageous man and my sympathy for his partner, his family and his many friends.

Posted by Frances Haas - Columbia, CT   April 22, 2018

May you rest in the arms of our heavenly father. A sincere prayer goes out to your family. GOD BLESS!

Posted by Catie Holoday - Oberlin, OH   April 21, 2018

, I send my deepest condolences to you. May God give you the strength and endurance to cope during this difficult time.

Posted by Robin    April 21, 2018

Sincere condolences to the family for your great loss. May God comfort each of you.

Posted by Joyce - Ohio   April 20, 2018

Like David, I am a member of Batavia High School class of 1975. I too am gay. Thanks to Dave's work, I am able to be legally married. I am paying attention to the sacrifice he made. May God provide comfort to your husband and all your family.

Posted by Melinda Artman - Sayre, PA   April 20, 2018


Posted by Ann Stokman - Milwaukee, WI   April 20, 2018

I have worked the last 30 years of my life in wind and solar energy. I have felt the despair in the future that I believe David felt and spoke of. I am moved to double my efforts with whatever remaining life I have.

Posted by Ken Thornton - Great Falls, MT   April 20, 2018

To the family,

Losing our loved ones breaks our heart. Broken hearts can heal through the comfort of God's word. I pray that you find comfort in the words found at Ps. 147:3, 5. May God be a constant source of comfort and strength to you.

Posted by V M    April 20, 2018

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2018


Prayers ~

Posted by Jane D. - CT   April 20, 2018

A life & light gone out too early. May he rest in Peace in the arms of his maker.

Posted by - Galloway, NJ   April 20, 2018


May your values expand in our cosmos and echo in the minds and hearts of current and future generations.

Posted by leona trimble - PEI   April 20, 2018

Condolences to the family & friends of David Buckel.

Posted by - IL   April 20, 2018

My heartfelt condolences and sympathies for the family and friends of your dead loved one David. May God grant solace during this most challenging time. With Love

Posted by A Caring Neighbor    April 20, 2018


God Bless you. Hope you are now at eternal Peace in Heaven

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2018


Big love to all who know and love him. Grief as deep as this can only follow great love.

Posted by Thera Levi - Old Forge, NY - friend   April 19, 2018

What a tradgety indeed, so sorry it had to end this way . May David family have peace and may you find comfort in God's love .

Posted by - Houston TX   April 19, 2018

Dear Family:

We are saddened to hear of the loss of your dearly beloved David. You are in our heartfelt prayers.


Posted by A friend   April 19, 2018

Condolences to the family and friends of David Buckel.

Posted by H R    April 19, 2018

David Buckel was an attorney, representing so many, who are abused and murdered by too many ignorant "people," lacking in empathy. Thank you for your outstanding work, David Buckel. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Kathryn Irby - Gulfport, MS   April 19, 2018


Rest in Peace.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   April 19, 2018

Family Album

David Buckel