Ex-school board president Frank Cameron dies at 79 | August 21, 2013 | Almanac | Almanac Online |


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.


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields