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News - August 21, 2013

Ex-school board president Frank Cameron dies at 79

Frank Kenneth Cameron II died June 22 at his home in Tahoe City after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 79.

For many years, when his children were growing up, Mr. Cameron and his wife, Susan, were residents of Portola Valley. He was a longtime soccer coach and referee and served as president of the Portola Valley school board.

Mr. Cameron was born in Seattle, Washington, and spent his youth in Summit, New Jersey, where he was a star athlete at Pingry School. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Stanford University, where he met and married his wife, Susan. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the armed forces in Germany.

After Stanford, the couple settled in Portola Valley and he embarked on a 40-year career in real estate and finance.

Mr. Cameron was a surfer, rock climber, lifelong backpacker, a scuba drive, an early adopter of mountain biking and windsurfing, but most of all he was a magnificent skier, say family members. While living in Sun Valley, Idaho, he began logging his days of skiing in a journal and had several years where he skied more than 100 days a year.

He is survived by his wife, Susan "Suz" Cameron, sons Matt and Xander, and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Peter Hawks Cameron.

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