Lynn Allen Menick July 5, 1943 - March 5, 2013
Lynn Menick passed away due to complications of a stroke. Lynn Menick - what can one say? Big heart, hard working, loving, good man who never said, "No" to a favor or a loan. Lynn was one -of-a-kind and a master of his trade. Lynn owned and operated Lynn's Heavy Duty Towing which started on Ventura Avenue and then moved to Santa Paula. Lynn was like the Energizer Bunny and would work from sunup to sun down. He was a true friend and valued his old friends. He loved to run into friends who would say, "You haven't changed a bit." And he would say, "Another testimonial."
There is not enough paper to write down Lynn's good traits. He loved his work and always had his well-trained dog with him with their sunglasses on, whish he claimed was a "chick magnet!" Sargent Bono, Cindy, Bear and Ginger.
Lynn Was Born in Rhode Island to Olive and Elias Menick. He graduated from Ventura High School in 1960. Being independent person he was, he moved out of his parent's home in the 9th grade to a house on the beach with other single guys. He went to school in the daytime and worked at Merle's Diner all night and graduated with very little sleep and still passed with C's. This experience seemed to set the pace for him and the rest of his life.
His love for cars was another passion. He always owned hot-looking or fast cars. He won the demolition Derby at Ventura Fairgrounds many times going in at #1. Lynn could be seen at car shows all over California. His favorite was a '55 Buick Highway Patrol Car with Sargent Bono riding along wearing his sunglasses.
They were asked to lead many parades with Lynn grinning from ear-to-ear. He was so prod of his car and dog and he was usually the hit at any car show or parade.
Lynn was famous for his strategy for pulling boats off the beach. He was highly respected for his skill and formed many lasting friends throughout his life. He hauled drilling rigs from one end of California to the other with his special rigs that only he could maneuver.
Lynn is survived by his two daughters, Annette Batten and Lynette Menick, six grandchildren; Tyler, Corey, Justin, Wisteria, Bianca and Skylar, and his companion for 11 years, Deneese.
Lynn is preceded in death by his parents, Elias and Olive Menick and brother Bruce Menick.
We, friends and family, know that Lynn is up in heaven and finally at peace where there are no "brain dead' people to bother him any more.
A remembrance party will be held in Ojai at the Ojai American Legion Hall, 843 Ojai Avenue, from 3pm-6pm on Saturday, march 16th. Please bring your hot rods and some information. Please call Nancy Hill at 805-646-0076.
Lynn was entrusted to Reardon Mortuary for cremation.