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Rick Eymer October 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm
The class of 1971 at Serra High included unique individuals that wove a harmonious pattern ofRead More friendship and mutual respect. Buck stood out among those individuals. It was always a pleasure to run into him in the hallways and lunchroom. We have already lost several of our best classmates and it gets harder each time. I was fortunate enough to see him one last time during our annual Christmas gathering (actually my first) and will always remember him fondly. We are all better people for knowing Buck.
George Metropulos July 27, 2012 at 01:26 pm
Dr. Hunter was a great man--a true "Top Scot!"
Tim Hoffman July 27, 2012 at 02:15 pm
My wife and I figured out way too many years later that we both must have participated at the sameRead More time in a couple of Millard Fillmore hunts while we were at M-A and Gunn, respectively. Dr. Bob Hunter's hosting of the opening and closing sessions of the hunts were always enjoyable. RIP, Dr. Hunter.
mike beeson October 29, 2012 at 06:26 pm
Before the time of cell phones, email, and online resources, participating in FOMF Trivia Hunt wasRead More 48 hours of guaranteed great adventure as we raced around the bay in search of the obscure and hard-to-find. It often became a contest of Spy vs. Spy, swiping books from tables and employing counter-intelligence-like tactics to lead other teams astray. We didn't intend on learning or even winning most times but the race and court-like scoring event was something between Animal House and the Paper Chase and did teach me so much. A posthumous thank you to Dr Hunter. A great educator.
Laura Dudnick (Editor) June 5, 2012 at 02:00 pm
Thanks, Denise. I wish I had met Mr. Lee, clearly he was a major part of the San Mateo community forRead More a long time.
Julie Lee June 5, 2012 at 08:55 pm
Thank you Laura, that was a wonderful article on my grandfather! I'm sorry you never got the chanceRead More to meet him, he was a wonderful man and he loved San Mateo and everyone one that lives in the community. Thank you again to everyone that came out to honor him, support our family and share in his legacy. Julie Lee
Laura Dudnick (Editor) June 5, 2012 at 09:15 pm
Thanks, Julie - what a sweet comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the article. Laura
Julie Lee May 10, 2012 at 08:58 pm
I would like to personally thank all of you for your very kind words regarding my grandfather. HeRead More was a fervently dedicated man when it came to family, country and friends. He lived to serve the people that he cared about the most and for the last decade, this included the City of San Mateo and its constituents. The people he surrounded himself with were the reasons for making things better. Perhaps it was the Marine in him, but it was extremely important to him for people to feel safe in their community and in their homes, if you didn’t then he was going to figure out a way to change that. My grandfather and I used to joke about how much he disliked the concept of “term limits”, but only for him! He would have continued to serve his community in the capacity of Mayor, as long as you would have allowed him. Please know that he thought very fondly of all you and you were in his heart as clearly he was in yours. Best wishes, Julie Lee
Al Boe May 8, 2012 at 08:47 pm
I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Lee back in October at a youth event. Although we didn't speak forRead More more than an hour, it felt like I had gotten to know him very well. He was a great man, and a great leader in San Mateo. RIP
robin rennells May 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm
John Lee was my mother's brother. He was a person who would light up a room with his presence andRead More make you glad you just spoke with him. My impression of him was that he was a sincere person who was the same in or out of the spotlight. His community and family was blessed to have him in thier lives. Robin Rennells/Arizona
Laura Dudnick (Editor) May 9, 2012 at 04:24 pm
Hi all, thank you for your comments. If anyone would like to be interviewed for a follow-up storyRead More about John Lee, please e-mail me at laura.dudnick@patch.com before 2 p.m. today. Thanks, Laura Dudnick, Editor, San Mateo Patch