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Title Oral History of Bob Canepa
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Son of Mill Valley Market founder and owner Frank Canepa, Robert (Bob) Canepa is a lifelong resident of Marin County. Born at Ross Hospital in 1947, Bob recounts his memories of working in his family grocery store and what life was like growing up in Mill Valley with his older siblings, Jim and Marilyn ("Patsy"). Bob discusses the impact of serving in the U.S. Marine Corps following his graduations from St. Ignatius High School and the University of San Francisco. The leadership skills he acquired in the Marine Corps served Bob well when he became a partner in the Mill Valley Market in 1975. During his tenure at the Market, Bob was involved in Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, where, in 1987, he launched the Kiddo! Business Partnership Program. Along with his wife Reggie, Bob has two sons and two grandchildren (with one more due). Bob discusses his post-retirement love of travel and his volunteer involvement with the Mill Valley Rotary Club, The Redwoods, and the Center for Volunteer Non-Profit Leadership.
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Dates of Creation 2014-11-17
Narrator's name Canepa, Bob
Interviewer Allen, Mari
Extent and Medium Transcript: 28pp
Recording: 01:21:05
Search Terms 1929 Fire
Depression
Green Frog Market
Greenwood School
Guinn, Jimmy
Guinn, Jimmy
Kiddo
Lady Baltimore Bakery
Mill Valley Depot
Mill Valley Rotary Club
Morello, Joe
Morello, Joe
Park School
Pearl's Phat Burger
Quantico, Virginia
Quantico, Virginia
Redwoods Retirement Center
Vietnam War
Weiss, Peggy
Object ID 2014.019.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2014. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.