Linda Clark
Linda Clark

July 13, 1941 – Oct. 11, 2019

Linda Clark, known to many as the "land shark" of San Francisco, died Oct. 11, 2019, in Walnut Creek, Calif., a champ to the end. She was 78. In her final days, she was surrounded by family and friends, toasting to life with a glass of Chardonnay and her signature shock of blonde hair and gold earrings. She died from complications from COPD.

Linda loved San Francisco, hated tyranny and enjoyed a good joke, good food, good wine and a good time. With her husband Mario Sigüenza, they became known for their backyard neighborhood parties featuring their friends' live salsa band.

A residential real estate agent for Coldwell Banker in San Francisco for nearly 40 years, Linda was consistently a top sales agent in the city and Northern California. She loved helping people make property deals, witnessing the city go from gritty to glitzy. She owned and renovated homes on Potrero Hill. One of her favorite haunts was Specs bar in North Beach, where she was greeted like a long-lost friend.

Born an advocate, she firmly believed in civil rights for all people and worked to unionize longshoremen under Harry Bridges.

In retirement, Linda and Mario restored two 120-year-old Victorian homes on a hill in Port Costa and donated hours to the Port Costa Conservation Society, helping save a historic school.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by stepchildren, Veronica Rosen, Pablo Sigüenza, Joanne Sigüenza and Emilio Sigüenza; stepgrandchildren Bianca and Bella Rosen, August and Paloma Rodello, and Mateo Sigüenza; nephews David Jacobs and Michael Whitley; nieces Joy Bancroft and Beth Jacobs; and extended Sigüenza families throughout Mexico and El Salvador. She was predeceased by her parents Oliver and Mildred Clark and her sisters Marjorie Jacobs and Jean Whitley.

In remembrance of Linda, the family wishes you get out of the fast lane, take special care of your family, stay in touch with your friends, enjoy a day of joy and laughter, and live life to the fullest. A party in Linda's honor will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Port Costa Conservation Society, 1 Plaza Del Hambre, PO Box 36, Port Costa, Ca. 94569-0036.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, 2019.
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You were one of a kind. I appreciate you still and learned so much from your kindness and strength. You are the example we all need especially when remembering the true beauty of life. May God Bless you and your family.
Joyce Book
December 21, 2019
December 21, 2019
New to San Francisco and studying for my real estate license, Linda took me under her wing at Coldwell Banker on Union Street in the early 1990's. She was an amazing mentor and I truly appreciate the time, patience and knowledge she gave me. Linda taught me valuable real estate lessons which apply to life - never leave the ball in your court, look at the big picture, help someone if you can.
Mario, I remember how Linda would glow when she'd talk about you. I'm so sorry to hear she's gone.
Kathleen Granderson
November 26, 2019

Linda was a wonderful friend and a great person-the best!
I will miss her--

Gwen Tilling
gwen tilling
October 29, 2019
My lovely aunt Linda,
we will always love you so much.
You deeply touch our lives and our hearts.
Uma & Ericka Siguenza
October 23, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I played bocce with her for years and she always asked about my family, my grandson, even my dog. Such a caring soul and one helluva "Fighting Doormat". I'll miss you Linda
Judy Pellicano
Friend
October 23, 2019
God Speed. You were one of the first people to welcome me into Port Costa. I always enjoyed our talks. You will be missed but never forgotten.
Connie Cameron
October 23, 2019


We are so sad now.
Linda was such a special, loving person and she has touched so many lives in a positive way. We will miss her always...
Tom and Anne Wilson
October 22, 2019
Tom Wilson
October 22, 2019
Tom Wilson
October 22, 2019
Tom Wilson
October 22, 2019
Tom Wilson
October 22, 2019
MARIO, I JUST RECEIVED THE DEVASTATING NEWS OF OUR DEAR LINDA'S PASSING. I AM SHOCKED AND SO DEEPLY SADDENED. PLEASE KNOW THAT I AM IN GRIEF ALONG WITH YOU AND YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY. I AM GRATEFUL TO HAVE KNOWN AND CONSIDERED LINDA AS A CHERISHED FRIEND - IN AND OUT OF OUR SHARED AND FESTIVE TIMES SPENT IN SPECS' CORNER RIP
PATRICIA DONATO DE OLIVEIRA
October 22, 2019
Linda was such a nice person -- I will really miss her at the condo.
Henry Grossberg
October 22, 2019
Linda was just one of the greatest ladies ever.
Joan Peat
October 22, 2019
So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was a great lady and a wonderful person. Save me a place Linda.
Donna CARAVELLI
October 18, 2019
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