This page honors the memory of Mac Thompson (aka: McKenzie Jack Thompson), long time Martinez Resident, and a vibrant member of our community. Mac was born August 13, 1993 to Martinez residents Barry and Hylie. He left us last week, on October 12th.
The family has asked that donations honoring Mac’s life be made to Passion to the Streets.
Hylie told us that “He lived life to the fullest enjoying motocross, jujitsu, car racing, wakeboarding and anything adrenaline!”
And she told us about his prized custom Corvette. “Mac would often attend coffee and cars He would bring his corvette to car shows from Martinez to the Peninsula. He enjoyed drag racing.”
Mac grew up in Martinez, in the Forest Hills neighborhood, and graduated from De La Salle High School. Growing up he was very involved in athletics: youth football, lacrosse, baseball, and very competitive in motocross racing from ages 12 to 17. Hylie has a very special memory of a compassionate event, that was so typical of how Mac lived, “One day driving the boys to football practice we were stuck in traffic waiting to park. Mac said, ‘hang on”, jumped out the passenger door and ran across the busy street. I had no idea what was happening and all I could do was watch this 9 year-old boy run up to an elderly lady and grab the bottle of laundry detergent and bag of groceries she was struggling to carry. He carried the items and walked her up the driveway to her garage where he placed the items down and returned to the car. This is how Mac saw the world.”
The 2020 Passion to the Streets Car Show at Alhambra High will be dedicated to Mac and his passion for cars, life, and serving others.
The family has asked that donations in memory of Mac be made to Passion to the Streets. A memorial fund has been set up at this link.