Orlin Mark Patnaude, 52, a former resident of Palo Alto, died July 6.
He was born in Palo Alto in 1958. He grew up in Los Altos Hills and graduated from Henry M. Gunn High School in 1977. After high school, he attended Butte College and then transferred to Hayward State, where he enjoyed playing on the soccer team.
Beyond college, he followed in his father's footsteps and entered the world of electronics, building transformers. He moved to Belcourt, N.D., in 2001.
His hobbies were sports. He loved playing and watching soccer, football, baseball, tennis, golf, surfing and skiing. He was a happy-go-lucky, fun-loving guy, loved ones said.
Always with a smile on his face, he enjoyed nothing more than spending time with family and friends, who will lovingly miss him and his happy demeanor, they added.
He is survived by his mother Patricia Patnaude of Belcourt, N.D.; stepdaughter Misty Morris of Antioch; wife Susan Patnaude of French Camp; sister Alisa Patnaude of San Francisco; brother Bruce Patnaude of French Camp; brother Donald Patnaude of Belcourt, N.D.; and three nieces.
A memorial service will be held Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church in Los Altos.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society in memory of his late sister Janice Patnaude.