Lydia Mechanic

Lydia Mechanic, 1954-1991

Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 30, 1991

Services will be Wednesday for Lydia Mechanic, who died Thursday in Watsonville following a long illness. She was 37.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she moved to the Santa Cruz area and was a 1972 graduate of Harbor High School. She was an architect design major at UC Berkeley, and later specialized in facility designs for the disabled. She obtained her master's degree at UC Berkeley, had been working toward her doctorate and was a student service administrator for the university system.

She is survived by her mother, Eve Mechanic of Watsonville; her sister, Amy Gear of Moss Beach; and her dear friend Lennis Jones of Berkeley. Her father, Marvin Mechanic of Santa Cruz, died in 1973.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Norman's Family Chapel, 3620 Soquel Drive, Soquel. Committal will be private, at a later date. Contributions to UC San Francisco Hospital, cancer research, 505 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco 94143, or Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County, P.O. Box 670, Aptos 95003, are preferred.

Stebbins Hall Berkeley Student Cooperative 1975 photos