Services for Joe Whelan, Portola Valley Ranch developer
Joseph M. Whelan, the developer who envisioned a community living side by side with nature, and then created such a community in Portola Valley Ranch in 1975, died Nov. 2, 2013, at the age of 87. He was a lifelong water skier and was "incredible on the water, skiing backwards on one ski well into his 50s," relatives said.


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