Carlo Luri Obituary, Death – Carlo, a longtime club member who had recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor, passed away on Wednesday, December 14th after battling the disease. Carlo served on our board of directors and was in charge of the Cycling Advocacy committee. Additionally, he was an active member of our NICA team and directed youth cyclists as often as three times a week. Carlo’s enthusiasm for cycling didn’t stop at AACC; he also participated in multi-day bike packing trips, primarily with Friends of Black Rock Desert. In addition to riding, he had a wide range of other outdoor interests. Carlo was a skilled skier who particularly enjoyed skiing snow and doing backcountry ski touring. He would go ice skating on frozen lakes or climb frozen waterfalls whenever he got the chance. Ice was another one of his playgrounds.
After the snow and ice melted, Carlo, who has always been an advocate for the environment, would recycle the water so that he could go stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking on our lovely lakes. In July of last year, he finished a kayak trip around Lake Tahoe that was 65 miles long. But Carlo wasn’t only a fanatical lover of the great outdoors; he also contributed to the community. In addition to his participation with Alta Alpina, he was a long-standing member of the Carson Valley Trails Association, as well as a board member and a former president of the organization. Additionally, he was an active participant in the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as the CV Visitors Association. Carlo has spent the last 20 years of his working life at Bently Enterprises, where he has worked his way up to the position of Director of Government Affairs. Because of this, he was able to make significant contributions to ventures such as Bently Biofuels and the Heritage Distillery.
Carlo was active in almost every outdoor- and business-related activity that took place in the Carson Valley and Tahoe region. Because he was such a skilled networker, he appeared to know everyone and not only that, but everyone liked and admired him. He will be greatly missed by everyone. The passing of Carlo came about all of a sudden. After appearing to be in excellent health and fitness in October, he was surprised to learn at the end of November that he had a significant brain tumor. It was fruitless to try to get to a specialized treatment facility on the East Coast as quickly as possible. We give thanks that he was able to pass away painlessly and serenely, surrounded by his loved ones. Carlo’s parents are still living in Long Island, New York, his sister Marina lives in Hartford, Connecticut, his wife Jennifer lives in Minden, Nevada, and he has two boys named Dante and Mateo (at universities on opposite coasts). Jennifer is making preparations to head back to Minden sometime in the first few months of the new year. They are considering organizing a Celebration of Life for Carlo later in the spring, probably in June when both sons would be home from college. She and Marina are planning this event together.