Round Lake >> Paul S. Marchand, 72, of Round Lake, affectionately known as "Dusty," passed away Friday, December 13, 2013, in Saratoga. He was the beloved husband of Diane Dumas Marchand.
Born and raised in Pittsfield, Mass., Paul was the son of the late Alphonse and Lena Touchette Marchand. Moving to Niskayuna in 1965, later living in both Boston and Arizona, Paul had resided in Round Lake for the past 42 years.
Paul was a graduate of the University of Arizona where he received his bachelor's degree in architecture. He had attended Penn State University and Boston Architectural College. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy, and a member of Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake where he served as a Eucharistic Minister for several years.
Paul was a gifted architect and artist whose talents shone in his design, photography, painting, and sculpture. He was owner of Paul Marchand Architect in Round Lake, a former partner at Marchand-Jones Architects in Clifton Park for 25 years and previously worked for General Electric.
He had a deep love for nature, and travel, especially to his beloved Arizona. Paul was always thrilled to be bicycling with friends, kayaking or exploring the arts, music, fine wine, and American Western culture. But most of all, he loved spending time with his "girls," Diane, Sara and Emilie, and with family and friends. Paul never said "no" to anyone who asked for help with a project, whether personal or in the community. He had the most generous spirit and wouldn't hesitate to provide guidance and support to anyone who needed it. The epitome of a gracious host, he welcomed people with his beautiful smile into his home and life, and always took the time to connect with each person in the room, wherever he was. Within minutes of meeting Paul, everyone knew they were in the presence of someone magnificent and truly unique. Paul will be greatly missed by all who knew him and will forever live in our hearts and minds.
In addition to his beloved wife, Diane, Paul is survived by his devoted daughters, Sara (Bruce) Johnsen of Saratoga and Emilie Marchand of Tucson, Ariz.; his brothers, Peter Marchand of Colorado Springs and Phillip Marchand of Toronto, Canada; and his sister, Claire LaFlair of Cochise, Ariz.
A celebration of Paul's life will be held at the convenience of the family.
Condolence page @www.parkerbrosmemorial.com.
Published in The Saratogian on Dec. 15, 2013