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Robert F. Lee

Nov 21, 1942 - Oct 30, 2018

Robert "Bob" Forrest Lee passed away on October 30, 2018, at the age of 75. He was born on November 21, 1942, in Albany, CA, to Forrest and Frances Lee. Bob is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donna, his son Ryan and his stepsons David and Danny Divella.

A prominent family law attorney in San Mateo County practicing for 47 years, Bob was known for his integrity, compassion, humor and storytelling. He was past President of the San Mateo County Barrister's Association and the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association (1979). He volunteered to aid veterans in family law matters.

Making people laugh was one of Bob's biggest joys. Not only did he have a boisterous laugh, but he employed his razor sharp wit to great effect in and out of the courtroom. Anyone who was lucky enough to witness his oratorical skills saw a man with a command of language, ease in communicating to groups large and small, and someone in tune with humanity.

As a voracious reader he consumed all manner of books relating to politics and history. He was also a man of the arts with passion for music and film. One of his greatest joys was listening to the playlists and CDs his son Ryan curated for him. He thoroughly enjoyed participation in all racquet sports and loved a nice cocktail, meal and spirited conversation with family and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life at Peninsula Golf & Country Club on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, from 1-4PM to honor his legacy. Only laughter and tears of joy allowed.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 11, 2018
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