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August 28, 2017
Love is Eternal.
April 24, 2014
I had the great pleasure of working with Jon Peter, Tom Hammer and Dan Blinka in 1977-78 when I worked as an intern at the DA's office and we were assigned to a retrial of a double homicide.

It was quite impressive that one of the first prosecutors I ever met was a member of the ACLU - or so I was told. Pete taught so many young lawyers to be prepared, to research everything and to be honest in our search for truth and justice. He would never even come close to any line. He was, truthfully, incorruptible and a man of the utmost integrity. Yet he had and shared with us all a great sense of humor.

You are lucky to have had such a great mentor as your father and we were lucky to have shared this earth with him even for a moment.
January 23, 2014
Jon Peter was a giant in the law. So many others have spoken eloquently of his passion and integrity. I can only second their sentiments and memories.

Jon Peter was everything a prosecutor should be. Fair, open minded and driven by a pursuit of the truth.

As a young defense attorney, he had a profound and positive effect on me. I admired him greatly.

He will be missed.

What was said of his hero Lincoln may now be said of him, "He now belongs to the ages."

I am sorry for your loss. God Bless.

Edward J. Hunt
January 21, 2014
I have many memories of Uncle Pete; the memories encompass many different phases of both his life and mine. As a little girl, Uncle Pete was my very doting uncle. He taught me how to play chess at an early age and equipped me with my very own briefcase in the third grade. I was thrilled to have received such a mature gift. That briefcase, and the requisite inscription inside, put a smile on my face for many years - especially when my own young son recycled it to play secret agent. I am old enough, but not really that old, to remember when Uncle Pete became a husband and a father four times. He became a surrogate dad for me when we both lost his brother, my dad, at the age of 46. After the birth of my son, he embraced a “Grandpa Genrich” role and kept the memory of my dad alive. The exchanges between my son and Uncle Pete confirmed what I had always suspected…. the love of baseball, history, and politics is genetically based in the Genrich family. (In keeping with that thought, Uncle Pete insisted on buying my son his first baseball glove. Ironically, the first Little League team he used it for in Michigan was the Brewers.) Our summer “meanders” of Wisconsin usually included stops in Milwaukee to catch a Brewer's game with Uncle Pete. To watch Uncle Pete and my son take in baseball games together while conversing about baseball and politics was priceless. Each summer the game-day conversations were wonderfully similar but just more cerebral. As much as I love baseball, I loved watching the two of them more than the game. The baseball games between my son and Uncle Pete eventually were replaced with conversations outside the stadium about colleges, college courses – Law & Society, upcoming elections, summer DC internships, and of course, baseball. I wish we could have had him for more phases of our lives, but I know my life, and that of my family, was enhanced by Uncle Pete. He will be greatly missed, but “Love is Eternal”.