We celebrate Alfred Douglas “Tod” McKelvy Jr., a devoted father, husband, brother, friend, astute businessman, musician, sailor, and former president of the Bohemian Club. Tod passed away surrounded by love at home in Pebble Beach, California, on October 16, 2019. He was 71.
Tod was a skilled storyteller. With his “radio” voice and eloquent delivery, he told stories of his days as a wildcat oil driller and sailing adventures around the world. He had a fabulous sense of humor and his ability to deliver a punch line was uncanny. Tod found great joy on the water sailing the San Francisco Bay on his beloved sailboat, Mythical. He served as crewman in the Swan World Cup representing the St. Francis Yacht Club in Sardinia, Italy, and won two National and one World Cup Championships in the Etchells sailboat class. He was a certified Master Scuba Diver and earned his second degree black belt in karate.
Born in Minnesota to Alfred D. McKelvy of Atchison, Kansas and Doryce Kellerman of New York, Tod was raised in Atherton, California. He attended high school at Menlo School where he played football and soccer. He went on to attend the University of Puget Sound where he was captain of his soccer team, VP of the Student Body, studio guitarist for Three Dog Night, and was a member of the AdelphianConcert Choir, performing around the world. Tod was a talented musician, sang in the Bohemian Club Men’s Chorus, played guitar in a folk group, and sang in an a cappella ensemble. He had the honor of playing with the Kingston Trio as well as other notable musicians and artists.
A man of many and varied accomplishments, Tod was a Managing Partner of McKelvy Properties LLP, President of McKelvy Oil and Petroleum Company, Founding Director of Diablo Valley Bank, Chief Operating Officer of Berding and Weil, LLP, and served on boards of Purisima Funds, BOMA East Bay, and the Bohemian Club.
Tod is survived by his wife Stacy, son’s Ian and Matthew, brother J.Dorian (Teri), nephew Max and niece Taylor, sister-in-law Kelly Wilson (Bob Williams), nephew Justin and niece Alison.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Dawn Redwoods Trust, 1 Blackfield Drive, Suite 331, Tiburon, CA, 94920 (in memory of Alfred McKelvy) or UCSF Foundation (Neuromuscular Center in memory of Alfred McKelvy), Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339.
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