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Services for Joe Whelan, Portola Valley Ranch developer

Original post made on Dec 17, 2013

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and a memorial service for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park for Joe Whelan, the Portola Valley resident and property developer behind the innovative subdivision of Portola Valley Ranch.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 7, 2013, 10:22 AM

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Posted by Ken Wachtel
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Dec 17, 2013 at 10:03 am

I worked with Joe Whelan as his attorney for almost a decade. He was a good and decent man who cared about his family and the environment. He zealously guarded the open space at Portola Ranch and had a very open mind when listening to the ideas of others. I was just going to send him a holiday card when I found this article. It is a sad loss. He was a good man. Portola Ranch was his dream. I am glad to hear it is thriving as he envisioned it.


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