Mark Ropers appreciated the elegance of a sailboat and the beauty of the bay.   Courtesy of the family

Mark Ropers, an attorney, a sailor and a watercolorist known for his dry humor and gentle demeanor, died at home in Inverness on April 19. He was 81 years old. 

Mark grew up in Menlo Park and spent his early years sailing with his father up and down the West Coast. He never lived far from . . .

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