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David Lawrence Powell, Sr.
Feb. 6, 1937-Dec. 5, 2018
Woodside, CA

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David Lawrence Powell, Sr. Dave was born on February 6, 1937, and passed on December 5, 2018. He was a resident of Woodside, CA, at the time of his passing. Dave was born and raised in New York. He attended Bronxville High School and graduated from St. Lawrence University. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and spent the subsequent four years serving his country, ascending to the rank of Captain. Dave spent his professional career in the recruiting business. He worked in personnel for Del Monte Foods, Fairchild Semiconductor, and National Semiconductor before moving into the executive search business in 1971. After five years with Staub Warmbold and Associates, Dave founded David Powell, Inc., to serve the recruiting needs of the emerging technology sector. Widely recognized as a pioneer in Silicon Valley, Dave was instrumental in building the senior leadership teams of some of the Valley’s most influential and successful companies. Dave brought passion, intensity, and warmth to all aspects of his life, business, hobbies, family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, a talented artist, and a gifted fly fisherman. Dave enjoyed cooking, music, gardening, Jack Daniels, and fine cigars. Among his favorite places were Cabo San Lucas, Tuscany, Squaw Valley, Fall River Mills, and any trout stream in the Mountain West. Dave is survived by his wife, Jean Bagileo; his brother, Dick; his children from his first marriage, Andrea, Dave Jr., Suzy, and Dana; and their extended families. He is preceded by his father Edward, his mother Doris, and his brother Ted. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Fall River Conservancy (, an organization to which Dave was deeply devoted. Services will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019: 11:00am – Mass, Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park; 1:00pm – Reception, Peninsula Golf and Country Club, 701 Madera Dr., San Mateo

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Memorial service
January 18 • 11:00am – Mass Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park • 1:00pm – Reception Peninsula Golf and Country Club, 701 Madera Dr., San Mateo
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