Karl “Two Tone” LeRay died suddenly on June 16, 2011, while participating in a motorcycle run from Anchorage to Juneau, AK. He was 48.
Karl was born in Kingston, Jamaica. His family immigrated to the United States in 1969. He grew up in New York City. In 1980, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve. He went active duty in 1982. He arrived with his family in Alaska in 1991, and settled in the Anchorage area permanently after his discharge from the Army in 1994. He worked with computers and internet web design.
Karl was a member of the Harley Owners Group and served as the president of the motorcycle safety group A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska. He was also a member of the BNI networking group in Anchorage. He donated much time and energy to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and he enjoyed working on the “Big Alaska Show” every Saturday morning on KFQD. He discovered the joys of amateur photography, and took pictures and rode his Harley Davidson motorcycle whenever the opportunity presented itself. He was a web developer, netizen and nerd; a technophile, Trekkie, a radio jockey that rode a Harley Davidson; and he enjoyed role-playing games.
Karl gave a lot of himself, and his time and energy to many people. He is loved by many and is already greatly missed. He is survived by his mother, Monica LeRay, and his father, Karl LeRay, Sr., both of Florida; and by his daughter and son, Lena and Paul LeRay, both of Anchorage. The family is comforted by the knowledge that Karl passed away doing something he truly loved to do.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to 200 W. 34th Ave #418, Anchorage, AK 99503 or via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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