Robert Campbell McGibben Jr
Feb. 28, 1937-May 7, 2023
ROBERT CAMPBELL MCGIBBEN, JR 1937-2023 Bob was a 3rd generation San Franciscan, born at Children’s Hospital on February 28,1937. His youth was spent in Menlo Park under the loving eye of his grandfather, who instilled in Bob a sense of confidence, a zest for life and a quick wit. In the mid-fifties Bob was drafted into the army. While stationed in Georgia, Bob had the enviable opportunity of serving twice as a marshal at the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta.
He was also introduced to local jazz bands and developed a lifelong passion for music. After his military service he spent time in Reno as a disc jockey, playing jazz and accumulating a vast collection of vinyl records, which he later donated to Stanford University.
Bob graduated from The New York Institute of Finance in 1961. He then began his successful career, launching Robert McGibben, Inc. at the Pacific Stock Exchange. Bob was active in his community, serving on the Menlo Park Fire Department Board of Directors, and later serving as a volunteer guide at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and as a marshal at the Poppy Hills Golf Course. Bob was a lifelong sports fan, a master of crossword puzzles, a voracious reader of history and novels, especially spy thrillers. He loved entertaining family and friends, hosting dinner parties and sharing his vast collection of music.
Our Modern day Renaissance man shared his passions with everyone. His friends and family knew him to be forever intelligent, optimistic, compassionate and generous.
Bob died peacefully in his sleep at home in Carmel, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, May 7.
Bob is survived by his loving wife and life partner of 43 years, Joan; his three sons Tom (Baiba), Rob, Ian (Kerin), and his daughter Kirsty Romer (Jeff); nine grandchildren: Mackey, Alex, Kiley, Patrick, Donovan, Travis, Dominic, Sebastian and Nate; nephews Erik and Peter Berridge and their families; in-laws Kristina Stone and Richard Berridge; former spouse and mother of his four children, Diana Jackson, and his best pal and dog, Kodi.
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