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Post your memories of Portola Valley town pioneer Robert "Bob" Anderson

Original post made by Bob Booster, Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley, on Jan 26, 2007

For the last 50 years, Robert Anderson gave much of his life to founding and building the town of Portola Valley.
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Please post your memories of Bob Anderson below.

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Posted by Missing Bob
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jan 26, 2007 at 8:52 pm

As John Gardner, who chairs the town's public works committee, says: Bob Anderson was not just a leader; he was a real hands-on public servant. When we had a rainstorm, he was out there cutting fallen trees and unplugging culverts. We may not see his like again. He will be greatly missed.


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Posted by Churchgoer
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Jan 27, 2007 at 10:15 am

Always involved in the community, the Andersons were among the families founding Christ Church. Robert Anderson was ordained deacon in 1960 by then-Bishop James Pike, and remained a stalwart. Former neighbor Wil Patterson remembers, "He had a wonderful baritone speaking voice; he could be heard anywhere in the church."