Our Anniversary Cake at Top of Beardsley's (May 2010)
On the beach in Acapulco (2009) .... and swiming with the dolphins
Robert & Michelle - Algarve Beach, Portugal (1998) ... At Mountain Magic Dance Convention, Lake Tahoe (2007)
Robert zip lining in Nanaimo, Canada (Cruise 2009), ... NASCAR drive - Las Vegas (2009)
Robert and his pineapples on the Reno Fun Train (2008)
Robert wearing his homemade "sandwich board" posters ... Robert & Michelle in workshop, FreZno (2009)
Robert and Michelle in Venice ... and Florence on the Sea Magic Mediterranean Cruise (2008)
Robert w/Panama Hat and some of our Panama Canal Cruise Group .... Robert and the Ladies (2009)
Robert & Rascal - Carmel Beach ... Robert & Michelle - ready for a ride
Robert & Michelle - Beardsleys ... Robert & Michelle - hammock in Tahoe
A favorite saying ... Wow, What a Ride!
Life is not a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in a pretty and
well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
broadside, totally worn out and proclaiming
"Wow, What a Ride!" -author unknown but sometimes attributed
to motorcycle racer Bill McKenna
Robert ("Buddy", Fuzzy", "Bob") Kinkaid
1938 - 2010
Robert Kinkaid, age 72, suffered a massive stroke and passed away on May 31, 2010.(Memorial Day)
Born January 28, 1938 to Robert & Beatrice Kinkaid, “Buddy” was raised in Santa Clara and attended Santa Clara High School (Class of 1956).
As a teenager he danced at the Wutzit Club, a youth/teen center, and was a member of the YMI (Young Men’s Institute) Drum and Bugle Corps.
Robert painted and pinstriped cars, then went on to graduate from the Ponce College of Beauty in San Mateo, after which he became a hair stylist,
an instructor and a Platform Artist. He was an outstanding hair stylist for fifty years, settling his shop in Menlo Park and serving his loyal clientele
from up and down the Peninsula and the SF Bay Area.
Robert was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed cruising throughout the countryside. Now nicknamed “Fuzzy”, Robert was a life member of the
Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) and the Sierra Road Riders Association (SRRA). In addition to racing, and participating in many rides, his
motorcycling adventures included the USA Four Corners Tour and a solo ride from the Bay Area to Alaska.
Robert had many hobbies and interests. He had a great love of the outdoors: he enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, and was particularly
fond of Yosemite. At home Robert enjoyed the companionship of his beloved dog, Rascal. The two were inseparable, often seen together
almost everywhere, especially on outdoor treks.
In addition to motorcycles, Robert had a great love of cars; he was particularly proud of his lovingly-restored El Camino, which resulted
in yet another nickname: “El Camino Bob”. He also enjoyed NASCAR and was a fan of Jeff Gordon.
Robert had a very outgoing nature and a sharp sense of humor and wit. He connected with people of all kinds, from all walks of life,
and could make anyone feel comfortable. He had a reputation as a master storyteller and jokester; the stories of elaborate practical
jokes he and his friends engineered and played on each other were legendary.
Robert loved Swing Dancing and traveling, which he shared with his wife Michelle, and closely assisted her in her Swing Dance business
and as a co-host on her ocean cruises. Together they founded the “Magic” Swing Dance Events (“Mountain Magic,” “Sea Magic,”
“Train Magic”, etc.) and provided an exciting, new forum for dancing in the Swing Dance community. Robert and Michelle were
the Dynamic Duo of Dance, devoted to each other and, most recently, celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary among their
dance friends in the dance club where they first met. (Top of Beardsley's)
Robert is survived by his loving wife Michelle, daughters Wendy, Alysia and Sarah, sons Robert and Keith and a large, loving
extended family and friends. Robert Kinkaid was loved by many people and will be missed by all
those whose lives he touched.
Imperial Dance Club
822 Cassia St. (at Broadway)
Redwood City, CA 94063
Come and join in a "Celebration of Life" for Robert -- a gathering of family
and friends to share a favorite story and/or photo honoring his memory.
If you would like, you may bring a written favorite story/memory or photo to
be placed in the "Memory Box" that will become a keepsake for Michelle and family.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some
people stay for a while and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to understanding, leave footprints on
our hearts and we are never, ever the same. -author Flavia
Robert, we will remember you always and forever!
Robert & Michelle Dancing - You Tube post composed by Tony Azar
"Robert Kinkaid Tribute Video"
A very big thank you to Elizabeth Darchi for producing a most amazing "Robert Kinkaid Tribute Video" shown at Mountain Magic (11/2010).
It was absolutely beautiful! xoxo CLICK HERE