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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:33 AM
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Safe passage, Mr. Alexander. (Jacob Alexander, San Francisco artist, "King of Golden Gate Park")
I didn't know him, but I wish I had. Rest in peace, Mr. Alexander.



Jacob Alexander, a textile artist whose buoyant walks in Golden Gate Park each morning for almost 30 years made him a friendly and familiar face to hundreds of San Franciscans, died peacefully at his Haight Ashbury home September 8. The cause was colon cancer. He was 78. With his warm smile, unruly white beard, dark pants, white tunic, knit cap, a necklace of stone crab claws and camel and lion teeth, Jake was such a well-known presence in the park that he was dubbed the "King of Golden Gate Park."
www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=jacob-...


Memorial walk planned for Sept. 20
San Francisco Chronicle article: King of Golden Gate Park
His work
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