Stephen John Marchi
April 27, 1955-June 7, 2014
Submitted by Graham-Hitch Mortuary
Steve was born in Manchester, CT, and graduated from Bedford High School in Bedford, MA, and earned a BS in Computer Science from Cal State Hayward. He joined Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in 1977, where he worked until his retirement in 2013. He then had the free time to go to the gym and ride his bike every day. With retirement, Steve also started his second career as a volunteer at local food banks.
Steve is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jodi, and two wonderful sons John, 26, of San Francisco and Alex, 22, of Pleasanton; his parents Tom and Jane of Brentwood; two sisters Elizabeth (Rick) of Livermore, and Janice (Troy) of Livermore; and 12 nephews and nieces. His brother David preceded him in death.
Steve enjoyed running with the Fleet Feet gang in Pleasanton, and their post-run coffee or pizza gatherings with all his fellow runners, many of whom became fast friends. He also worked with the volunteers at the Western States 100 race, where he spent one night a year standing in the American River helping runners across and tried to convince all his friends and neighbors to do the same. To his credit, many took him up on that offer. Steve had recently volunteered at the Alameda County Food bank, where he also met new friends.
Donations may be made in Steve's honor to the Alameda County Food Bank or Open Heart Kitchen.