Robert Ward Raeburn

  • Wednesday August 20, 2014
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February 15, 1932 �" July 31, 2014

Robert Ward Raeburn died peacefully on July 31 in the loving care of Maitri Hospice. He was born to Gordon and Harriet Raeburn February 15, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and ended up spending 30 years in and around Hollywood, California. In the early 1980s he settled in San Francisco where he pursued his lifelong passions; antiques and art. He received a degree in art education from California State University, Sacramento, owned an antique shop, taught art at Laguna Honda Hospital and Shanti, and managed an apartment building. He ran for supervisor in District 6 and was the unofficial mayor of the "Tendernob."

He is survived by his sister Ruth George and a large community of friends who will deeply miss his caring, generous spirit and sharp wit. A potluck celebration of Robert will be held Sunday, August 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 735 Geary Street. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to both Shanti and Maitri Residential Hospice.