Post your memories of Portola Valley town pioneer Robert "Bob" Anderson Portola Valley, posted by Bob Booster, a resident of the Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley neighborhood, on Jan 26, 2007 at 12:40 pm
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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Posted by Missing Bob, a resident of the Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley neighborhood, 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.
Posted by Churchgoer, a resident of the Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch neighborhood, 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.”