Carl Richard Young
May 14, 1968 ~ May 31, 2013
EL ?RENO, OK – Carl was born May 14, 1968 in Oakland, California. On May 31, 2013, our Carl was killed in El Reno, Oklahoma while doing research on tornadoes.
He graduated from Carmel High School as Valedictorian, received his Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and attained his Masters in Atmospheric Science from the University of Reno, Nevada.
Carl taught extreme weather, meteorology and geology at Lake Tahoe Community College, and was the program director for the League to Save Lake Tahoe for more than five years. As a meteorologist he worked with Tim Samaras (Colorado researcher of TWISTEX) for National Geographic and the Discovery Channel (Storm Chasers) for over 11 years. His emphasis was on tornadoes and lightening and he pursued research in weather forecasting.
He was an avid water skier, hiker, world traveler, videographer, photographer, and loved Depeche Mode and old Italian westerns and their movie scores and music sound tracks.
Carl is survived by his father, Bob Young; mother, Ada (Sal) Lucido; brother, Eric Young; nephew, Gage Young; aunts, Edith (Darwin) Law, Janet (Dennis) Moss, Francesca (Dick) Mellinger; uncles, Frank (Barbara) Strehlitz, Anthony (Lisa) Lucido, Frank Lucido; cousins, Brian, Kevin, Alan and Gary Moss, Jon and David Law; and extended family members in Germany (Ziehmer and Miralles) and Italy (Schreiber).
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Tim and Paul Samaras family and all tornado victims.
Memorial and Funeral Services will be provided by McFarlane Mortuary at 887 Emerald Bay Rd. in South Lake Tahoe.
Open casket viewing will be on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 4:00-7:00pm and Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 11:00am-11:45am with funeral services on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from Noon-2:00pm. Burial will follow at Happy Homestead Cemetery, 1261 Johnson Blvd., South Lake Tahoe at 3:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations In Memory of Carl Young to the Ventana Wildlife Society, 19045 Portola Dr., Ste. F-1, Salinas, CA 93908, www.ventanaws.org.
Published in The Monterey Herald on June 6, 2013