Chris Volpe

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Chris Volpe
Monday, May 10, 2010
Age: 24

Location:
University and Ash
Tempe , AZ
United States
from: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?n=christopher-david-volpe-chris&pid=142782305

From Tempe Bicycle
Action Group-

On Monday, May 10, 2010, a bicyclist named Chris Volpe was struck by a
motorist at the intersection of University and Ash, and was killed. In
the face of this tragic event, members of the Tempe bicycling community
gathered together with members of Chris's family to prepare and install
a ghost bike at the intersection. As described on their website, ghostbikes.org, ghost bikes are
intended to be small, somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or
hit on the street.

Photograph courtesy of Patrick Leahy at
http://patrickleahy.smugmug.com/

According to his obituary: 

Christopher "Chris" David Volpe was born on August 29,
1985 in
Mt. Kisco, NY. He lived most of his short, though exciting life in
Spokane, WA and moved to Arizona almost 5 years ago to attend school.
Chris was killed Monday, May 10, 2010 while riding his bike home from
finals at ASU. Chris was a free spirit, who loved life, his family and
friends. He truly lived life to the fullest. He was loyal, loving,
adventurous, easy-going, and absolutely one of the most naturally funny
and entertaining people you could ever meet. Chris enjoyed so many
aspects of life, but he was an avid cyclist, runner, snowboarder,
traveler and was a self proclaimed "geek". Chris was looking forward to
graduating from ASU Schools of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Computer Science in May of 2011. He is survived by his mother,
Patricia Birukow of Surprise, AZ; father, Joe Volpe of Spokane, WA;
brothers, Tony and Matt Volpe; God-daughter/niece Sofia Volpe;
grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and FRIENDS!