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Pacifist, Kepler's legend Ira Sandperl dies at 90

Original post made on Apr 15, 2013

Ira Sandperl, a well-known pacifist who worked for decades at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park -- from the 1950s into the 1980s -- died April 13 at his home in Menlo Park. He was 90.

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Comments

Posted by Jeanie Smith, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Apr 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I'm one of those people Ira had a great impact on-- a very special mentor in my life, especially in my teens. RIP, Ira, and thank you for your peaceful legacy...


Posted by Jared Bernstein, a resident of Professorville
on Apr 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Ira Sandperl was a large, quiet presence at Keplers untill pretty recently. Gentle and always will to talk poetry with anyone. I was sometimes anyone. Lucky me.


Posted by Spectator at Large, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Apr 16, 2013 at 12:03 am

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RIP dear Ira. Thank you for all the love and compassion you modeled to me as a teen and upwards as I made it through life's trevails as a peace pilgrim. You served as a fine example of love and service and I will not forget you either. I am truly blessed to have known you.


Posted by Kathryn, a resident of Los Altos
on Apr 16, 2013 at 3:09 am

Such a wonderful man, I'll never forget his kindness and generosity to me.


Posted by Lily, a resident of Midtown
on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

I met Ira in 1956 and was persuaded by his gentle, lively spirit to examine the handy beliefs of the times. His eyes sparkled as he went on about Gandhi, nonviolence,and the value of a vegetarian diet. We were very fortunate to have him in our community for so many years. May Ira's spirit and values enliven us always.