A legion of students and professionals owe their practical application of civil engineering principles to Dr. Larry Cartwright. And, the public at large has silently benefited from these generations of professionals for decades.
May you rest in peace, Dr. Cartwright: surely if there's a way to improve infrastructure where you are - you're already doing so!
I was his teaching assistant for 2 years. From the moment I met him, his selfless passion for making a difference was an incredible inspiration for me... It was almost shocking to me how much love and dedication he had for what he was doing, for his students and the people around him, and for making an impact.
He worked, loved, and touched people's lives until the last day of his life...and will continue to do so after...
Larry, you were my teacher, my dear friend, and the one I will always look up to. I hope I will live so to deserve all you have done for me.
World is indeed a better place because of you... May you rest in peace.. We will all miss you so much.
I still use one of his popular "technical" terms...just use a "big ass load"
You are one of a kind. I cannot imagine Carnegie Mellon or Pittsburgh without you, but I guess more importantly, I can't imagine my life without knowing you. It is hard to sum up knowing you and how much you meant to me in a couple of short sentences. I don't think I will ever be able to express how much having you as a teacher and friend meant to me. Rest in peace; I will always remember you.
Larry was the embodiment of Andrew Carnegie's words "My heart is in the work" and "There is little success where there is little laughter". I am forever thankful for having himi as a great example to draw from.