Monday, January 14, 2008

Former Owner of 4Cs Ice Cream Dies In Skiing Accident

We were to write about the Epic skiing and riding happening around the Northeast during December and the 1st days of of 08 when we were shocked to hear about the death of a beloved local man Richard Warren. A very sad day in New England. Anyone who travels around New England has been to Cape Cod and more than likely has been to 4Cs Ice Cream.

"Richard Warren, the former owner of a Cape landmark — Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville — died Saturday after a downhill skiing accident.
Warren, 72, was remembered yesterday by family and friends as a generous man with boundless energy. He spent more than four decades running the nationally recognized ice cream shop. But he never limited himself to one thing, friends and family said.
Warren, an avid sportsman, spent more than 30 years as a teacher and guidance counselor at Barnstable High School.
He lived full-throttle, his family said. That was no different Saturday when he was downhill skiing at Attitash resort in Bartlett, N.H.
Douglas Warren said his dad hit a patch of ice and struck a tree off the trail. He died later in the day of chest injuries. He was wearing a helmet, his son said.
"He didn't like to sit still for very long," Douglas said. "He never wanted to become complacent or stagnant."
Richard Warren started working at Four Seas in 1956 when he was a student at Boston University. Four years later, he purchased it from the original owner, W. Wells Watson.
In the meantime, he started his teaching career at Barnstable High School. For 15 years, he taught English and public speaking. He spent the next 15 years as a guidance counselor, retiring in 1988." Read more from Cape Cod Times.

The first week of the 2008 ski season was epic. With 12 to 18 inch's of snow that was more like western snow than the heavy wet stuff we usually get in these parts. After about January 5th the weather warmed and the condition became worse each day. The North East Ski Zone Skiers and riders have been out all season and have seen it first hand.
Our sympathy's are with Mr Warren Family. The North East Ski Zone Base is on Cape Cod and I knew Mr Warren years ago. I think he died doing what he loved, but he would be the first one to remind us to wear a HELMET and ski in control at all times.
I will be back to write about the Epic December and January 1st powder day after this sinks in.
Be careful out there everyone.