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Atherton leader Phil Lively dies; service on Saturday

 

Philip D. Lively of Atherton, whose public service to his community over the last 25 years was wide-reaching and consequential, died Friday, June 12, after suffering complications from a recent stroke. He was 86.

A service will be held for Mr. Lively at Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave. in Menlo Park, at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20. It will be followed by a reception.


Mr. Lively, who enjoyed bipartisan support and respect as a community leader, was still going strong as a participant in town affairs before his stroke: He was chairman of the Planning Commission, and a member of the Rail Committee and the Civic Center Advisory Committee.

A more detailed obituary will be published soon.

Click here for information submitted to the Almanac's Lasting Memories page by his family.

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3 people like this
Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Phil was a true gentleman and a tremendous community volunteer.

We all owe him a huge Thank You for all that he did for our community.


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Posted by Jim Drake
a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm

I had the pleasure of working with Phil on the 2004 campaign to re-authorize the special parcel tax. Our effort, due in large measure to Phil's leadership, was successful.

Our paths have continually crossed since. Phil was always engaging and a joy to be around. I will miss him.


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