PASSINGS: Sam Carlisle

Sam Carlisle (Photo courtesy of Atons of Minneapolis)

MINNEAPOLIS — The Atons of Minneapolis reported Tuesday that longtime member Sam Carlisle passed away on March 27.

From the Atons website:

Sam was the longest standing active member of the Atons, having joined the club in 1992. He served the club as President, Vice-President, Treasurer, social chair, Run Chair, and as a brother to his fellow Atons. Sam was always such a driving force behind our message of brotherhood and our leather family. He championed for our active involvement our local Minnesota Leather community through Minnesota Leather Pride and in our broader regional communities through his leadership in the Mid-America Conference of Clubs (MACC).

Sam could always be counted on for saying, “Well Hello there…” and greeting you with a warm smile and that characteristic twinkle in his eyes.  Sam was also known for his love of motorcycle rides, quality cigars, his cats, questionable scary drag outfits, the creative table centerpieces at Atons Runs, and his excellent collection of leather and boots.

Our thoughts are with Sam’s husband, Michael; their roommate, Del; and with his close circle of friends & family who sat vigil with Sam and Michael.

We will all continue to feel the impact that Sam’s legacy our Minnesota and regional leather community for a long time. We all carry a part of Sam in our leather hearts.

Our club member Kurt crafted the Atons memorial logo above. Please feel free to use this logo if you would like to offer your support and thoughts via social media.

Please join us at Sam’s Memorial, 1:30 pm on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at The Cowles Center. 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis.

In lieu of flowers, Sam’s family is requesting that donations be made in Sam’s name to The Aliveness Project. Follow this link, and select the Memorial box under “This gift is being given in tribute.”

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