Paul "Buzz" Lowell Marston II

March 11, 1954September 22, 2020

Marston, Paul “Buzz” - 66, passed away peacefully in Queen Creek, Arizona on September 22, 2020 surrounded by his wife and dear cousin Terrie Thornburg, including his dear cousin Sunny Akhavi on speaker phone.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Marston; sister Paula Zoccoli of Arizona, nephews Tony Zoccoli and Michael Zoccoli, of Arizona. Buzz was really close to his cousins Sunny Corum Akhavi of Los Angeles, CA, Terrie Corum Thornburg of Redlands, CA, Joyce Corum of La Mesa, CA, and his cousin Caren White Gately and her daughter Kaya Gately of Marin County.

Buzz was a career Deputy Sheriff at Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office (1975-1991). During his career he worked the following assignments: Patrol, Detention facility, Detective Bureau, Intelligence and Courts. He was the HIP Coordinator from 1988 to 1991. He continued his career in the Behavioral Health Services as the Behavioral Health Coordinator and Clinical Manager at Good Samaritan Hospital (1994-2004) and opened a private practice in Los Gatos, CA, Research West Behavioral Health Services, Executive Director (2004-2020). Buzz touched countless lives in serving this community.

In conjunction with his business in Behavioral Health, Buzz had a love for the motorsport arena, in particular, the Corvette, he started another business “Motorsport West.” He served on the National Corvette Museum Board from 2004-2019, and was Board Chair from 2010-2011. Buzz served as Western States Corvette Council representative on the Museum Board retiring from the NCM Board at the end of 2019. He was President of the Western States Corvette Council (2014-2020), and member of Santa Clara Corvettes (1994-2020).

One of Buzz’s pride and joy events he loved organizing was the annual Corvette Racing Corrals at IMSA races and Corvette Racing Banquets (included the attendance of the GM Corvette Chief Engineer, the GM Corvette Team, and the Corvette Race Drivers). The first successful inception of the Corvette Corral of 500 corvettes was held on July 2004 at the ALMS/Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA. This was the blueprint for future Corvette Corrals that began at ALMS/Infineon Raceway (2004-2005) and ended at Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA (2006-2019).

For those who knew Buzz, he touched their lives in many ways and leaves many wonderful friends and extended family members in California and Arizona. Buzz always closed with a phrase used by his grandpa “On with the Dance and let Joy Reign Supreme.”

Buzz’s resting place will be at Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, CA and donations would be much appreciated in his name to the GBS/CIDP Foundation via


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Paul "Buzz" Lowell Marston II

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Bob Dallas

October 18, 2020

Ruthie, Buzz and I had a wonderful time growing up together. All the times at the ranch in Gilroy with his father (Paul), who taught us to fish, drive a truck and a jeep, clean a deer and saddle a horse. Also, I will never forget, Mable his wonderful mother who put up with all our craziness. But Ruthie, most of all I love the special bond that the two of you have that will never be broken. And, I cannot thank you enough for Loving and caring for my friend Buzz.
Rest in peace my friend.

Bob Dallas

Kathy & Joe Pimentel

October 17, 2020

Ruth we are so sorry for Buzz passing was was a good friend.

I worked with him for many years with WSCC (western states corvette council). Love Ruth and Buzz we did lots of fun things and have great memories. Buzz will be missed.

Joe & Kathy Pimentel

Peggy Plymire

October 16, 2020

My memories include growing up with Buzzy on Peachtree Lane in San Jose, CA. Buzzy was the only boy at all my birthday parties, the VIP guest at my First Holy Communion, and we played often in his garage with his Lionel Train set. We became a brother and sister through our relationship in our neighborhood, which included many summer trips to Lake Tahoe. Through the years as adults , we both developed into our careers with common aspirations to be helpful to our community and fellow man. My heart ❤️ goes out to Ruthie and all their family members and friends. May Buzzy Rest In Peace 🙏

John Yde

October 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss Ruth. God bless,
John Yde.. COLC

Dave “Mom” Bright

October 16, 2020

Rest In Peace my friend we had some great times.

Keith Mendia

October 16, 2020

Buzz and Ruth have been a major influence on our Corvette community for over 25 years. Buzz was an Appointed Officer of Santa Clara Corvettes and a Board Member and President of the Western States Corvette Council for many years. He also served on the Board of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. He was a leader of our Corvette community and did so much to organize and obtain support for Corvette motorsport and social events. More than that, Buzz was a good person and a good friend. We shared the love of cars, animals and our Corvette community. God Speed Buzz

Richard Bernes

October 15, 2020

We just learned of Buzz’s passing. So sorry. Even more sorry that time slipped away. You guys were so great. We Remember your wedding like it was yesterday. What a blast. And your wedding shower at Duncan’s house also so memorable. We are proof that the Feds and local law enforcement not only cooperated but were friends as well. God bless.
Rich & Cindy Bernes.

Charles and Donna Hughes

October 14, 2020

Dear Ruth,
We’re so very sorry for your loss.
Buzz, will be surly missed by all.
We know your loss Is very hard!
But we know your memories will help you through this time of grief.
Please know we’re keeping you, family and all
In our thoughts and prayers!
Please know that we’re always there for you!
All our love to you,
God Bless and keep you in his care now.
Charles and Donna

Janet Akin

October 4, 2020

Dear Ruth,
I am so sorry for your loss. Buzzy was a great classmate and friend at Hoover Jr. High and Lincoln High School. I cherish all the years hanging out with the gang😊 and sometimes seeing him and you at reunions and in the neighborhood. He will be missed by so many.
My heartfelt condolences to you, your family and Buzzy’s extended family - you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet Akin


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