Obituary: Carl Richard Young |
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Obituary: Carl Richard Young

May 14, 1968 ~ May 31, 2013

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 5 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 lightning and he pursued research in weather forecasting.

He was an avid water skier, hiker, world traveler, videographer, photographer, and loved Depeche Mode, dancing and old Italian westerns and movie soundtracks.

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 7th from 4:00-7:00p.m. and Saturday June 8th from 11:00a.m.-11:45a.m. with funeral services on Saturday, June 8th from Noon – 2p.m.

Burial will follow at Happy Homestead Cemetery 1261 Johnson Blvd. South Lake Tahoe at 3:00 p.m.

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