|Death: ||Jan. 29, 2002|
Contra Costa County
Paper: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
Deceased: Mackenzie Cantin
Date: February 16, 2002
Mackenzie A. Cantin, a prominent architect who worked on the Coronet Theater in San Francisco and other buildings throughout the Bay Area, died Jan.
29 at his Walnut Creek home after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 90.
An avid alumnus of the University of California at Berkeley and a sports fan, Mr. Cantin followed his father's footsteps into architecture and worked with him on the famed Coronet on Geary Boulevard.
Born in Dresden, Germany, while his father was studying architecture, Mr. Cantin grew up at many different residences in the Bay Area and went on to attend Stanford for three years. He dropped out of Stanford and enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned his degree in architecture.
Throughout his career, Mr. Cantin designed various schools, theaters, hospitals and private homes, including the original Rheem Theater and Center in Moraga, the Merced County and Antioch General hospitals, the Crest theaters in Los Banos and Sacramento, the Grove Theater in Pacific Grove, and the Roxy Theater in Santa Rosa.
Mr. Cantin also built a vacation home in Lake Tahoe with the help of his wife of 65 years, Norma Thorpe Cantin, which they enjoyed with the family for more than 25 years.
Mr. Cantin and his wife were also avid travelers throughout the country and the world.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Cantin is survived by his daughter Robin Cantin Ronan, son Eugene Thorpe Cantin, two granddaughters and two great- grandchildren.
A private family service was held shortly after he died.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Norma and Mac Cantin Class of 1935 Alumni Scholarship, care of the California Alumni Association at UC Berkeley.
Author: Ray Delgado
Copyright (c) 2002 The Chronicle Publishing Co.
Alexander A. Cantin (1874 - 1964)
Norma Thorp Cantin (1914 - 2007)*
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