Barbara Blaine


Age: 61

founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) that was founded in 1988 after she was abused for years as an 8th-grader by a Toledo, Ohio priest who taught at the Catholic school she attended, whose pleas for help to Toledo's bishop were ignored when the first SNAP meeting of victims was held at a Chicago hotel as the group gained prominence in 2002 after the Boston Globe's stories on the priest sexual abuse scandal that rocked the Catholic Church (SNAP now has more than 20,000 members and support groups meet in over 60 cities across the U.S. and the world), but who resigned in February 2017.

Cause of Death: Heart disease

Born: July 6, 1956

Died: September 24, 2017

Chicago, Illinois