A gentle man, sometimes quick-tempered, shy in the ways but friendly and playful, a man who has cultivated science and culture as a self-taught reader, a logical-mathematical mind, irreproachable and firm in his rigor and moral rules; a man who venerated the female sex, for beauty and personality, as well as recognizing the qualities and needs of others, knowing how to be generous and sensitive.
He was an authoritative and affectionate father, faithful to family values, attentive and present, known in "his" Borgo San Paolo, where he willingly chatted, on the street or on newsstands, very early in the morning, when he became heated in political discussions and then bought the his three daily newspapers and went home to read them before breakfast.
He loved to cook, excellent cook of meat and fish, he had the habit of always shaving by hand and always washing only with Marseille soap and cold water, as a legacy of his poor childhood, he pulled the wine from the barrels after enjoying it and chosen in the cellars of its favorite Piedmontese producers.
When I was a student who was able to understand, she made me attend the stock exchange trading sessions, first in Turin, then in Paris, London, Wall Street; every time I saw the film "An armchair for two" I smiled, remembering such occasions.
For him the bank, to be such, had to carry out, with a good degree of autonomy and competence, choices of forward-looking investments and at the service of the customer and the well-being of the community. I remember that already in 2000 he expressed highly critical opinions on the evolution of banking and financial systems in contemporary society!
Claudia Cuminetti, daughter of Carli'n.