I remember when he passed away, it was very sad for everyone. I thought his heart gave out while he was surfing ?July 19 at 1:22pm
I remember that too Tamara, Its because we went to school in the 80's and our small town, not like it is now, its very tramatic and it sticks in the memory Beith.July 19 at 2:51pm
A very close friend of Rico's has stated that he did indeed have chest pain while surfing, but he had a heart defect which they tried to repair w/ no success & he died shortly after this procedure in AG Hospital. :(July 19 at 2:57pm
Thanks for putting Rico up - this was indeed a hard one to "get over" - We miss you Rico.July 19 at 3:44pm
Enrico was one of the nicest guys...with his big vans...& contagious laugh...i remember in 3rd grade he jammed a pencil into my hand..ouch...& his first halloween party..when he unbecame a jehovah witness...his dad was/is soo niceJuly 19 at 10:20pm ·
I remember Enricos death because I went to school with him and his dad was our school counsler and when he died the whole school was In mourning! He was such a nice guy and it was a huge loss to everyone that knew him. Carol sorry about the pencil! Ouch !July 19 at 10:25pm
Rico was a total stud and a really great guy. I was with him at Avila Beach the day he went to get his driver's license and he went to the hospital the next day. Rico's memorial was so sad b/c he left us at such a young age and was loved by so many people. All of the DiCarlos are great guys and I think of Rico often and still miss him. Thank you for posting this picture...brought back some great memories. RIP RicoJuly 19 at 11:46pm
Miss you Rico..wish it was just back pain..July 20 at 12:52am
Next wave I catch will be just for Rico.... A true class act.July 20 at 3:35am
Rico was going to teach me to surf that summer. He and I were both going to be spending some time in southern Cal that summer, and were going to meet up down there, I didn't want to learn up in Pismo where people I knew could see me make a fool of myself. My friend Jamie, called me at my Grandma's down there to tell me the news. I was devestated, and came home the next day.The services were heartbreaking. I still have a pale blue carnation from that day.July 20 at 12:53pm
He and I stayed in a tent on a surf trip, and nobody else had food. We ate in silence inside the tent. We also did a surf trip with Germano and Dave Zammora down to C-street. I think that was my first of many future surf trips down to Ventura CountyAugust 18 at 10:57pm
We had good times working at Taco Bell, lot's of laughs... The last time I saw Enrico was at Avila Beach, we sat and chatted... he then took off to Pismo to go surfing. I was in Calif. this past Spring and visited his grave. It's funny how over the years occasionally he crosses my mind.. sweet Rico we have not forgotten you!
Enrico was one of my best friends from 3rd to 7th grade. Lots of great memories, riding dirt bikes, fishing and listening to Cheech and Chong records. God, he loved to laugh. I can still hear him laugh.I broke my big toe riding his Honda XR75, the seat fell off and I panicted and crashed. I've developed arthritis in the joint of that toe, so i'm reminded of that crash everytime the barometer changes. I could'nt forget Rico if I wanted to. LOLI was away on vacation with my family in Vancouver BC when I got the news. I wasn't able to make it back in time for his service. It was really hard. He was a really good friend. I ran into him in Pismo about a week before he died, I remember him telling me about getting his license, he was so excided. I never imagined it would be the last time I saw him. I'm so glad I did though. God never made one any better than Enrico Dicarlo. RIP mi amigo, you are missed.
Supper sweet guy it was a such a sad time when he passed.
i knew the whole DiCarlo family, and am just now writing a story of when i babysat the 4 boys when i was 14. i was a JW also at that time, and have left the religion like Rico did... however much later. in writing this story today- i remembered that Enrico had died and just wanted to confirm what i knew. really fond memories of the whole family, and i hope Rico found a lot of joy and happiness in his short life.