Sunday, August 7, 2016

Bob Kalloch Memorial Service

Bob Kalloch

Photo by Judyth Greenburgh
On Saturday, August 20 there will be a life celebration for longtime waterfront resident, activist and historian Bob Kalloch.

Bob and his lady Laurabell Hawbecker moved to the Sausalito watefront in the 60s, after they both decided to stop punching timeclocks.

They found a dilapidated WWII landing craft hull, “the Hiparcus,” and became anchor-outs. Later on they moved to what is now A dock.

He served as the manager of the marina and also started and ran the garbage service for the community. The times were changing and troubles with Marin County and Sausalito caused Bob to become involved in representing the community in negotiations with local authorities. He was Harbor Master of Gate 3 for over ten years. Laurabell is credited with creating Sausalito’s first Fourth of July parade.

Bob died of a heart attack in an Inyokern, California, hospital on May 6th. Laurabell still lives in Inyokern, looked after by Ruth Hartman – a fellow houseboat resident.

There will be a memorial for Bob by the Gazebo in Dunphy Park Saturday August 20th from 2pm – 5pm. Bring music to play, kazoos to blow, drums to beat, food & drink to share and a seat to sit on. If you have something to say or perform please let us know. Please email any digital images you have to share beforehand.

RSVP: Judyth@Jgreenburgh.com1 (415) 272-3611.

A longer remembrance of Bob’s life will appear in the next Floating Times.