Menlo Park tailor Bob Stankovic dies at age 81

by Linda Hubbard on November 27, 2021

Much-loved Menlo Park tailor Bob Stankovic died at age 81 on November 20, 2021, with his family by his side.

Branislav Stankovic was born in a small town in Serbia on September 6, 1940. He came to the United States when he was 17 years old. At a very early age, Bob showed a strong work ethic and worked as a tailor in Palo Alto and then in Menlo Park for more than 64 years.

He made a life for himself and his family in Redwood City. He was kind, generous, extremely welcoming, hysterically funny, and the most loving man to those that knew him.

“He will be sadly missed by many who took sewing to him and many of us who drove, walked, or bicycled by his open door for many, many years,” wrote Brooke Bogard on Next-door.

Noted Karl May: ” I first went to Bob in the early 90s with a problem with my pants.  I told him my mother would expect I could fix it. He told me to let him take care of it. Over the years, he worked on many more projects for me.

“On this Thanksgiving weekend, we should express our thanks to the many members of our community like Bob who have established an enduring presence and made Menlo Park and Atherton special.”

Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lada; his daughters Linda (Craig), and Julie; his four grandchildren Luka, Colin, Derek and Isabella.

A private funeral was held today. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s name to the St. Pius School Scholarship Fund or the Canyon Heights Academy Scholarship Fund.

Photo of Bob’s tailor shop by Linda Hubbard (c) 2021


Brian November 27, 2021 at 9:52 pm

Sorry to hear that, I used his services on occasion and he was always welcoming, friendly and had something funny to say.

Serge Loukianoff November 28, 2021 at 7:10 am

Memory Eternal. May Branislav “Bob” Rest In Peace.

Daniel Petelin January 16, 2022 at 1:02 pm

I knew Bob for 40 years – we became gym friends at the old Dennis Nelson Health Spa. I saw him 3 times a week – many conversations and of course, he was my tailor too! A man with a good heart and soul. As we get older, it’s hard to deal with passing of our beloved friends.

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