Archie Powell, 70, of East Palo Alto died July 24.
Born in Carson, Miss., on March 12, 1936, as an adult he relocated to San Francisco and worked for the Hewett Brenner Company and Pan American Airlines. Later he moved to East Palo Alto and worked in construction, retiring after 30 years.
He enjoyed motorcycling and became the business manager of the Jungle Rider Motorcycle Club and a master mason of the United Brotherhood. Fondly known as "Mr. Fixit" to his neighbors and friends, he also loved working on cars, fishing, hunting and entertaining family and friends, his loved ones recalled.
He was preceded in death by his son Clint Powell. He is survived by his wife, Marie Powell of East Palo Alto; his children, Foster Powell, Scottie Powell and his wife Carolyn, Archie Powell Jr., Marcell Powell, Reginald Powell, Zerrette Powell and Jeannie Powell, all of East Palo Alto; two sisters, Bessie Funchess of Mississippi and Hattie Owens of San Francisco; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held August 2 at New Sweet Home Church in East Palo Alto.
Maurice Viand, 90, died July 7.
He was born in Pasadena on April 17, 1916 to Frank and Jeanne Luc Viand, immigrants from France. When he was 11, the family moved to Palo Alto. He attended Palo Alto High School and worked at Yosemite National Park during the summers.
After two years at San Mateo Junior College, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Guam, Iceland and Guadalcanal as a lieutenant and then as a major. During his lifetime, he always loved "his Marines," particularly "the old corps." After the war, he graduated from San Francisco State University.
In 1994 he married Mary Cleveland. They had three children and later divorced. He entered the real-estate business in Palo Alto and won many professional awards. In 1970 he married Barbara Decker, a real-estate colleague. Seven years later, the couple moved to San Diego, where they lived for many years. He was an ardent Padres fan, and baseball season was his favorite time of year.
In 2003 the Viands moved to Santa Barbara, where they settled at the Maravilla Senior Living community. They were very happy there, enjoying walking, playing duplicate bridge, participating in current events discussion groups and making many new friends, loved ones recalled.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Viand of Santa Barbara; a daughter, Patricia Salvione of Portland, Ore.; two sons, Maurice Viand, Jr., of Fields Landing and Kenneth Viand of Scotts Valley; three stepdaughters, Janice Fisher of Menlo Park, Stephanie Larsson of Santa Barbara and Tina Long of Santa Barbara; and several grandchildren.
Memorial services are pending.
Stacey Greenberg Zonka
Stacey Greenberg Zonka died July 13 in Palo Alto. She was 50 years old.
She was born in Palo Alto, where she attended Jordan Junior High and Palo Alto High School. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in education and dance from Stanford University.
She was a dancer and choreographer and performed internationally with the Margalit Dance Theatre Company. She also taught dance and for the last 17 years was the instructor of children's dance at Stanford. In addition, she taught at Peninsula School in Menlo Park.
She is survived by her children, Aaron Zonka, Eva Solnick and Noah Solnick, all of Menlo Park; her two brothers, Gary Greenberg of Illinois, Seth Greenberg of Connecticut and Joshua Greenberg of Oakland; and her parents, Max and Gloria Greenberg of Palo Alto.
Graveside services were held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park on July 14.
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