Hugh David Mandeson
Hugh David Mandeson, born March 30, 1957, died in his home on March 14, 2021, at the age of 63. Hugh was the owner-operator of Human Solutions Computer since 1990, a 4-time winner of the Independent Reader’s Poll for PC Repair. Many of his clients became friends and appreciated Hugh’s exceptional knowledge and experience of computers and electronics, as well as his gentle manner. Hugh also recorded and produced CDs as Santa Barbara Recording & Sound. His love for music was consummate and for the past 10 years he DJ’d as MC Human in Second Life. His collection of LPs and CDs is staggering, most notably the largest and possibly unrivaled collection of Frank Zappa recordings. He shared his passion for music, electronics, UFOs, the paranormal, and other esoteric subjects with many of his friends. Hugh is predeceased by parents Bob and Deedy Mandeson and brother Evan Mandeson; survived by stepmother Marion Mandeson of Glendale, CA, sisters Jilly Mandeson of Chico, CA and Trouble Erin Mandeson and her wife Cathy Gouch of Greenfield, MA, aunt Iris Hurbert of Richmond, CA, and his beloved cat Echo. If so moved, donations to your favorite animal shelter in Hugh’s name are encouraged.