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  Trevor Carol Roberts was born on Independence Day, 1931, in Chicago, IL, and died peacefully on Christmas Day, 2013, in Menlo Park, CA, after a full and happy life. Growing up in Chicago, he graduated from Northwestern University, where he was president of Chi Psi fraternity. From 1953-56, as a naval officer, he saw the world, serving on the destroyer USS Dortch. He fell in love with San Francisco, where he enthusiastically settled, began work as a stockbroker, and eventually moved into real estate development.

 Trevor was proud of organizing large fundraising events for Goldwater, Reagan, and other politicians, especially the Reagan Round-up at the Cow Palace in 1966, and of serving as a Commissioner for the San Francisco Port Authority. He raised three girls in Atherton, with his first wife, Cynthia Kaiser. He looked forward to weekly tennis at the Menlo Circus Club and was a 50-year member of the Olympic Club, where he played rugby for several years.

  With his mild-mannered, positive outlook, curiosity, sense of humor, and wide knowledge of history and economics, his conversations were always informed and interesting. He thoroughly researched many subjects, and in 1991 he co-published the English translation of Emile Moreau's memoirs, titled, The Golden Franc: Memoirs of a Governor of the Bank of France.

 More recently, he enjoyed spending time in Idaho, introducing his family to its abundant wilderness. Trevor had an accepting nature, always magnanimous, never complaining. Persistent, patient, even-tempered, and devoted to his family, he will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his sister, Diane Crummer of Seneca, SC; his daughters, Kaycie, Elizabeth, and Annie; five grandchildren, and stepchildren Libby, Patrick, Brady, and Ryan Enright, all of the Bay Area.

 The family wishes to thank Dr. Gabriel Garcia of Stanford University Hospital for his care and friendship during the last two years. A private memorial has been held. Donations in Trevor's memory may be made to the Henry's Fork Foundation (PO Box 550 Ashton, ID 83420; www.henrysfork.org) or to an organization of one's choice.


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 9, 2014
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