September 5, 2013
Dear Sharon and Family,
This is a very sad and dificult time for all of us, but especially for you. Knowing that Peter is at Peace, watching and guiding those he deeply loves gives a sort of Peace.
Peter's smile and sense of humor always lit up a room when he entered. Peter's sense of humor and joking was unique, and he never met a stranger.
I learned from Peter, as well as, from my mother, "that a penny/dollar saved is a penny/dollar earned!" Finding bargains, good deals, coupons, sales, etc. were very important and like a challenge/hobby for Peter.
Peter's love, devotion and friendship for you and his family were/are so very important.
Equality for his grandchildren and family members was also mportant, especially at Christmas and birthdays.
I will remembder Peter's infectious smile, his strength, courage, and bravery. Peter has been and will continue to be an inspiration for me.
And I'll remember Peter's graciousness, his love for and dedication to his job, family, grandchildren, and especially for what you both did for our Jennifer. T U
Peter was a gentleman, an asset to our family and he will be greatly missed.
The last gesture of hospitality Peter did for me was when he and I were hanging out and watching a movie in July while you and Glenn were at the baseball game. Out of the blue Peter handed me a bowl of popcorn! I knew he felt crummy but he still made a great effort to show his hospitality. WOW!
I love you both.
You both continue to be on my Prayer List.
A great man, father, Papou and friend. Kind and caring to everyone, anyone, and on all occasions. More courage than anyone can imagine. You are missed every day. So many positive memories of a great life. Amy tells me I am carrying the torch by joking with strangers as you often did for a good laugh. I know you have found peace and are in a better place.
R.I.P. Papou. I love you so much and will always miss you but you fought a good hard battle and although people say you lost I know that's not true because you taught me how to be strong and fight against the odds and now you are in Heaven all cured. Even though it's hard I know you are no longer in pain or suffering and are now looking out for us from above. You were the best Papou ever and I look forward to when we will next meet. I love you
Peter was the kind of man that other men strive to emulate. Peter was a smile in the daily grind that is life. He had the ability to make one forget about one's situation and just enjoy spending time and sharing a laugh with him. Peter was a faithful and compassionate husband. He made my sister, Sharon, feel like a princess continually for more than thirty years. While we all feel cheated that this terrible illness stole Peter from us much too soon, this is selfish. We should take comfort in the fact that his difficult and painful struggles are now over. We should too realize that now Peter can take baby Georgia Grace's tiny hand as her grandfather and guide her in glory. I'm sure Peter is enjoying the baby granddaughter that he was never able to meet. While we all miss Peter dearly, we can cherish the many memories of him. While Peter lives on in our memories, we are all better for having known a man like him. It is rare men like Peter that give hope to mankind. Rick and Karen Chandler. Columbia, Missouri.
Debbie & I send our deepest condolences. I know he suffered a long time. Now, he is at peace.
I've known Pete since 1999, when I moved into a sales position in his division. I was the new kid and he was my lifeline, helping me to learn. What a wonderful, giving, and smart individual he was. Retirements and his illness reduced our frequency of contact, but we stayed in touch. I've missed him. And now I mourn with you.