Sorrow fills our hearts in this sad moment, a sorrow that is deep and personal. Carl has silently closed the door of life and departed from us. Our lives will be empty in the areas that he had brightened for us.
Albert Einstein said, “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.” In one word, Carl was a man who gave. He gave much to his work, to the triathlon sport and his writing. As we say goodbye to our dear friend and colleague, I would like to speak in celebration of his life. Here was a life that demand notice….a life that exemplified brilliance…a life that inspired emulation…a life that burned so that others’ paths were lit.
I have known Carl since 2012 when he joined the USA Triathlon Florida Region as a council member. Carl was a strategic thinker, a visionary who was brilliant, innovative and creative. As such, he contributed much to the development of the website and articles that helped our members. He generously gave us his knowledge, his expertise, his skills.
Carl was deeply concerned with improving his life as a triathlete. He initiated and implemented much in the multi-sport lifestyle. We could always remember him at the races and great laughter.
Carl worked with passion, integrity and energy. By his death all the people who knew him will miss a highly intelligent, vibrant individual with a rare friendliness and charm of personality. Carl was a genuinely warm and wonderful individual—one we will miss greatly. Our sorrow is lessened only slightly with the comforting thought that we had the privilege to know him.
You will be missed!
USA Triathlon Florida Region Council