Saying Goodbye to Lvcoyote

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On Saturday morning, the world lost a wonderful person in Dino DeCesari, aka Lvcoyote, an editor and moderator. According to his wife, Dino passed away in his sleep at the age of 56.

Although he joined in 2002, his involvement took a massive leap when he began writing for the front page in April 2012. Over the past 3+ years, he contributed more than 200 articles. He volunteered countless hours reviewing items and editing the articles of others for the benefit of the readers of Dino later became a forums moderator, where his calm demeanor and sage advice were invaluable to the community and myself personally.

I was fortunate enough to spend several days the past few years with Dino and his wife Jodi in-person at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Every year, he would drive all the way from Washington down to Arizona to visit his parents and help them with various projects/home repairs. He then drove over to Las Vegas to meet up with me and other colleagues at CES. Even though the convention tickets were free to members of the press, we were not provided any financial subsidy for hotel, transportation or food costs. Dino took it upon himself to finance his own trip each year to ensure the continued existence of partnerships among all of the manufacturers we work with and report on the latest product launches for the benefit of our readers. He was not paid for his time or services, but simply felt it was his duty to contribute to the community in any way that he could.

Matt Ring (mdcomp), Edvard (from EKWB) and Dino DeCesari (lvcoyote) at the Ice Bar (from left to right)

Matt Ring (mdcomp), Edvard (from EKWB) and Dino DeCesari (lvcoyote) at the Ice Bar in January 2014 at CES (from left to right)

In getting to know Dino both professionally and personally, I can say that he was one of the most patient, hard-working and generous people I have ever met. Along with coaching other writers and toiling over his own reviews, he spent much time working behind the scenes to help ensure the community ran smoothly. He was always the first to volunteer to wake up at 5am to publish articles on CPU launch days!

Outside of, Dino also contributed to his local community. Just a few weeks ago, he was helping to evacuate friends in his area as the wildfires spread near his hometown of Omak, Washington. Not only that, he was involved in local politics serving on the City Council. His hobbies included running and leading fitness classes in his spare time, called Boot Camp. He was always giving me a hard time about getting in shape! There was no shortage of humor from Dino, despite all the serious traits mentioned previously.

Dino at CES

Dino at CES

On a personal note, Dino was always the source of wisdom and inspiration for me. He always offered his help whenever I had a question about life, work or home repairs. He did a lot of do-it-yourself work at his own house in Omak, Washington, as you could imagine.

If you are interested, here is some more information from the Omak local government website, where Dino served on town council:

City Council member DeCesari has been serving since June of 2008. He enjoys helping the City of Omak and its residents maintain the great lifestyle that Omak has to offer.

Dino was born in Madera, California and raised in a military family. Growing up as a military brat, he was able to see many parts of the United States and Europe. After graduating from Kaiserslaughtern American High School in Germany, he followed in his father’s footsteps and served in the U.S. Army. Dino’s military service took him to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas where he worked at the Intelligence Communication Center. After his discharge, he embarked on a business career that spanned over twenty-five years. He worked primarily in the transportation industry and in some of the west coast’s largest cities including Las Vegas, San Francisco, and San Diego.

Dino moved to Okanogan County in 2002 and to Omak in 2003. He retired in 2008 shortly after selling his auto parts business. His wife Jodi, a native of Okanogan County, is the manager of a workforce development organization in Omak. His son, daughter in law, and two granddaughters live in Rhode Island.

It is impossibly to quantify Dino’s contributions to this community, but if you can mention just one thing Dino did to help, inform or entertain you, I am sure it would mean a lot to his family and friends. Anything you can share would be a great tribute to the life of someone who did nothing but give to this community, his local community and his family.

Matt Ring (mdcomp)

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  1. WOW what a sad loss to us all, i have been away from the site and just seen this post today, so sorry for being late to add my deepest condolences!

    I regularly use to read most of his Reviews on the site which where in-depth and very helpful to my self when building a project of some kind. :salute:

    So RIP DINO.

    Can't say I ever met the man, but what I can say is I never saw any of his reviews or even just regular forum posts to be anything less than fully professional and constructive. Always someone you could count on.

    Thank you for that. :salute:
    Rest in peace LV...:salute: enjoyed reading a ton of your articles on the Home page...Sorry for the loss to his family and his community and friends.
    I haven't checked in lately, but knew this post would exist and logged in tonight looking for it. This was gut wrenching news for me, and my heart goes out to Dino's wife and family.

    I was made aware of the terrible news when mdcomp first passed things along, and it's been on my mind the past couple weeks since.

    I only knew Dino casually for some time through the community here, and like some others, I was also fortunate to meet him and his wife in Vegas at CES some years ago. My greatest joy in being part of this site, aside from the every day interactions I've shared with so many good people here over the years, has been the opportunity to meet some of you in person. I've met the most incredible people on this site, most never in person, but those I have met face to face have all lived up to and exceeded my expectations (except for Earthdog, he's a degenerate). Dino was an excellent example of that, a really good person. Smart, warm, humble, interesting, strong character, good humor, generous, and fun to hang with. The type of person anyone would be proud and fortunate to be associated with.

    Thanks Dino for everything you gave us. Proud to have been part of things with you, and sad there isn't more to share.
    ?!?!! :cry:

    I was just looking at one of his reviews a short while back and remembering when we promoted him to moderator and what a great mod he turned out to be.

    I don't know the specifics of what went wrong, but I noticed his 3 brother's proceeded him in death.

    He was way too young and just getting started on his best years to come.
    I enjoyed Lvcoyote's articles. I'm sorry to hear he's gone. My condolences to his family.

    Did Lvcoyote ever contribute to any articles while Joe Citarella was at the helm?
    I never talked to dino, but i read plenty of his articles.

    always a shame when people die, especially when they die young like that.

    RIP Dino, all the best to his family.
    I have not be around much lately , but I do remember Dino well from past years and his quality contribution(s) . All the best to his family at this sad time .

    I forgot Dino was over there at Abit, dmdilks. I was a big Abit user back in the day & spent a good bit of time on their forums.

    Thanks for the memory jog & sorry you (& many of us here) lost a friend.
    I'll miss Dino very much. I have known Dino for over tens years. I knew him for the old Abit forums. We didn't start out very well with each other. :argue:

    But over the year we became very good friendS. I have bought most of his Review Items. I can tell you that everything that ever I got from him I never ever had a problem.

    I wish to his Wife and family the best for the lost they have to deal with very hard. I have my own site. I have links to some of the stuff he has written over the years to help people with computers.

    That will always be there as long as those site are still running. I wish I could have seen him in person. But he was on the west coast and I'm on the east coast.

    I didn't know Dino from here but from TRP and hes help me out a few times , and this is shocking to hear this

    he will be missed from all ,Family ,Friends and Forums my he R.I.P
    So young.... 56 years old, while he went in his sleep, is far too young. I did not know him, but his articles were good and it looks like he really enjoyed life. Damn shame. RIP
    He has left all of us much too soon. He was very helpful on many forums to include the EVGA forums. My sincere condolences to everyone at Overclockers and his personal family. Another great one has left us.
    Just saw this posted on Facebook by EK Waterblocks. I haven't been very active lately and really haven't been a member here for too long, but his posts and reviews were always helpful and informative.

    Rest in peace, LV, and my thoughts and prayers will be with your loved ones in this time of heartache.