Peter Strindberg, left, joined a group of artists in the San Geronimo Valley that call themselves the “Bagel Boys.” He dove into abstract painting after retiring from a career as a contractor.   Alex Schwartz

Peter Strindberg, a San Geronimo general contractor and abstract artist who lived on the links, often got together with friends over a tin of sardines and found solace in promoting empathy, died on Sept. 26 following a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. 

Since moving to the valley in the mid-1970s, Peter built . . .

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