January 11, 1947 – November 3, 2021
Longtime Roaring Fork Valley resident David Wallace Mork has died aged 74. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he soon left the East Coast for greater adventures to the West and to explore the world, particularly Asia, as a young adult. He eventually landed in Aspen, but built his life and home in Carbondale with his wife, Nanna Schov, and children, Andreas and Maria Mork.
David’s love for the outdoors was unprecedented, which began at an early age when his father took him and his siblings to ski Aspen in the ’60s. hiking and backpacking in the Colorado mountains (including every 14 years), rafting on roaring rivers, skiing in all its forms or camping with the family, being connected to mother nature was her greatest passion . He enjoyed listening to music (and the weather), taking care of his home, and traveling. Community development was also important to him. He was a smart, stubborn man who was a well-known figure from top to bottom of the valley, always ready to chat and share a cigarette.
Although his later years were fraught with obstacles and difficulties, he lived a long and remarkable life. He always said that life was not a dress rehearsal. He is loved and missed by his family and many friends.
A memorial will be announced at a later date.
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