Bruce-Mecklenburg-Obituary

Bruce William Mecklenburg

Seattle, Washington

Nov 4, 1930 – May 20, 2020

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BORN
November 4, 1930
DIED
May 20, 2020
LOCATION
Seattle, Washington

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In Loving Memory ofBruce William MecklenburgNovember 4, 1930 ~ May 20, 2020Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather and Great GrandfatherBruce was raised in Bremerton, WA on Rocky Point, along with his 4 younger siblings, Paul, Craig, Frank and Eileen. After graduating from Bremerton High...

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Bruce was our next door neighbor while we were living in veterans housing and attending the UW. As I watched his house designs over the three years we lived side by side, I always told him that I would like for him to design a home for us someday. It came to pass that as my wife and I neared retirement he designed a house for us at Manson on Lake Chelan, It is beautiful and a monument to his talent. We cherish his and Dottie's memory. Cal and Helen

Bruce gave me my first job in architecture in the spring of 1980. Bruce, Michael Medina and I comprised The Mecklenburg Architects for a time. Bruce was genuine, ever patient and a great teacher if the craft. He a lovely way of getting a young architect to value simple and clear ways of documenting design ideas that would be useful to the builders we worked with. An admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright and mid-century modernism Bruce always sought to make his buildings truly useful and easy to...

I have many fond memories of Uncle Bruce. I remember the first time I met him. Uncle Bruce was warm, friendly and accepting along with a great sense of humour. My parents, Joyce and Ray Brookbank, were grateful that Uncle Bruce and Aunt Dot shared their condominium at Snow Water with them. Over the years, my parents recounted their memories of their walks along the Nooksack River. I am grateful that I have a few photos of Uncle Bruce and Aunt Dot. RIP in peace, Uncle Bruce. You will...

He was really a caring brother and a very professional person.