Dr. Peter Lucy: Psychiatrist, anti-drunk-driving activist

Dr. Lucy

Dr. Peter Lucy, a psychiatrist in private practice in Mountain View, died March 13 after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was 64. His partner, Stacey Wolfe Adleson, and friend Allen Podell were by his side.

Dr. Lucy, a longtime Los Altos resident, was born March 11, 1950. He was raised on Homer Avenue in Palo Alto in a house built in 1910 by his great-uncle. The home will become the office of Linda Haskell House, named for his late wife, which will provide low-cost psychiatric care and help for battered women.

In a 1992 crash caused by a drunken driver, Haskell was killed and Dr. Lucy critically injured. He became a strong crusader against drunk driving and lectured for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

A graduate of Palo Alto High School, Stanford University and the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Lucy completed his residency in psychiatry at Stanford and served a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Lucy was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Matilda McCulloch Lucy, and his brother, John. He is survived by goddaughters Phoenix and Shani Podell.

Contributions in memory of Dr. Lucy may be made to Linda Haskell House, PO Box 1017, Palo Alto 94301-9991.

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