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They'll Always Have France
Elizabeth and Stephen Alderman will always treasure the priceless September week they spent with their sons Peter and Jeffrey, and their daughter, Jane, in a rented house in Roussillon, France. But Peter Craig Alderman had to fly back on Saturday, Sept. 8, in time to prepare for a conference in Windows on the World, which he attended for Bloomberg L.P., where he worked in financial services.

When his parents learned that Peter Alderman, 25, was missing after the terrorist attack, they tried to return; no flights were available. So Michael R. Bloomberg sent his personal jet to fly them back. The Aldermans know that their son was trapped on the 106th floor; Jane got an email message from him at 9:35 a.m. He said that there was a lot of smoke, and that people were afraid. "We knew there was no hope for him," said Mrs. Alderman.

And so, on Wednesday, in their home in Armonk, N.Y., they threw a party: Champagne, kegs of beer and tons of food, "a celebration of his life, by his friends," said Mr. Alderman. Over 100 came from as far away as Portland, Ore.; Mr. Bloomberg was there as well. "We ate, drank and laughed," Mr. Alderman said, "and we told stories."

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Published in The Journal News on Oct. 21, 2001.
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March 2, 2020
Steffi
January 18, 2020
Forever remembered as a proud family who I share the same name and descendent of Cyrus Alderman. Always proud of lives well lived and raise my glass to all of you.
Tricia Alderman, 64, Lyons Kansas farmer for 3 generations.
Tricia Bridgess
Family
September 18, 2019
Barbara
July 6, 2019
Be at peace wherever you are.
Alex lai
June 17, 2019
Nunca te olvidaremos, víctima inocente de una de las peores tragedias de la historia. Todos sabemos que hubieras llegado lejos por tu responsabilidad en el trabajo después de estar de vacaciones con tu familia.
Israel Ortega
Friend
May 23, 2019
I've never been able to forget that day, the shock and horror with the juxtaposition of a beautiful late summer morning... R.I.P Peter, you will never be forgotten. Daniel (Philadelphia)
Daniel Vitale
August 3, 2018
God bless you Peter and all the others who died senselessly that calm September morning. May your families find peace and the world heal from this atrocity. RIP always.......
J W Ford & Family
April 5, 2017
Rest in Peace Peter, God bless your family and friends.
Louise Scalzo
September 11, 2016
The phrase "may his memory be as a blessing" is especially appropriate for Peter. Through the Foundation you've established in his memory, people in great need are learning to hope and are being blessed. May G-d continue to watch over Peter, his family, and all the people whose lives are being touched by Peter's memory. Thank you for working to Tikkun Olam.
Ivan Abrams
October 3, 2015
I am so sorry for your lost. It is very difficult to lose a one. but their is real hope for the future. Please read Roman 16:4.
September 14, 2014
I rode for Peter in the 2013 ride "2 million bikers to DC" Cried for him as we made our way into DC.
September 12, 2014
Dear Alderman Family,
I always think of you on 9/11, and the terrible loss you suffered on that day 13 years ago. (I know Jeff from residency '01-'04). I did not realize this memorial guest book existed until the wee hours of 9/12; I'm so glad to see pictures (what a handsome guy!) of Peter, and to read about your celebration of his life. He must've watched from heaven, delighting in the love and strength that was shown by family and friends in the days following the tragedy. God bless.
Nancy Williams
September 11, 2014
To the family and friends of Peter Craig Alderman:
Peter will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not allow those we lost on 9/11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Peggy Childers
June 30, 2014
And although time has passed; I can still recall the day these tragic events occurred. I will never forget & I continue to keep all those affected in my thoughts & prayers. Such a young and intelligent man taken too soon.
SARA SANCHEZ
September 11, 2013
Karen Lynch
June 30, 2013
Peace of Christ
Mark Alderman
Mississauga, Ontario
October 11, 2011
Barbara Boam & Kim Rogers walked a mile for you (mile #39) on 10/11/11 as a dedication to your life.
Barbara Boam
September 12, 2011
Peter!! i never met you, but your story is heart broken, but recently i saw your parents on CNN and they are very proud of you, just like you must be too, your parents are very inspirational and i admire what they're doing for the rest of the world, GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL
maye vasquez
September 11, 2011
We hold you in our hearts.
Kymberli Colbourne
September 8, 2011
please know that your loved one is still remembered and we have not forgotten your loss, hopefully time has helped to heal some, God Bless always.
Marsha R
September 2, 2011
Thoughts to you the family of Peter - he will never be forgotten - I am so sorry for your loss.
Julie Zimmerman
August 17, 2011
As so often happens reading any of the entries on this site, I find myself in tears reading this tribute to Peter. So sad and such a senseless loss. Loving thoughts and my sorrow go to his family. XXX
Tracey P
March 25, 2010
Always in my thoughts and prayers.
gina masi
September 11, 2009
Peter - You will always hold a special place in my heart. Although we only knew one another briefly, the impression you made will last a lifetime.

Diane
September 5, 2009
I didn't know Peter Alderman, but I know his relatives. I know that boy from Brooklet Georgia who remembers him as a good friend, mentor, and family member. I know that he touched lives. That's the best gift he could have ever left tis world, is touching a child's life.
K C
January 7, 2009
I'm so sorry. Words can not express the sorrow for your loss, for all our loss, the world will never be the same for any of us.
Elizabeth Jones
March 5, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Kemeshaya
September 11, 2007
To the Alderman Family-
I wanted to let you know how touched I was when reading about Peter. Let him be your shining light throughout the rest of your lives. I will keep you in my prayers
Julie Amedio
September 6, 2007
He was a good friend and a great mentor!!!
David Banks
September 5, 2007
Me in my back yard
He was a good relative!!!
David Banks
August 31, 2007
Happy belated Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
July 17, 2007
Family of Peter Alderman: your family continues to be in the thoughts and prayers of people around the nation. Peace to you.
Elena Jones
June 4, 2007
There are no words. The world grieves with all the families and friends of the victims.
Lindsay Parker
March 28, 2007
I ANNOT IMAGINE WHAT THE ALDERMAN FAMILY AND ALL THE OTHER FAMILIES HAVE BEEN THROUGH.THERE HAS NOT BEEN ONE DAY THAT I DON'T THINK ABOUT THE POOR SOULS LOST ON THAT FATEFULL DAY. TAKE SOLACE IN KNOWING THAT MANY PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW YOU FEEL FOR YOU AND PRAY FOR YOU. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
JACK DALY
WINCHESTER MASS
JOHN DALY
March 12, 2007
hi, Dr.alderman
I know it has been 5 years since i last heared from you and your family but i have never forgotten you guys. I hope you and your family are good. I miss working for you. My prayers are always out for your son pete. But always remember that he is in a better place then we are. please send my prayers to your wife liz. love always michelle colon.
michelle colon
October 31, 2006
god bless
aj
October 27, 2006
Very sorry about your loss! Sincere sympathy, Pat - R.N. in TN
Pat Reed Sircy
October 11, 2006
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vane. We will always remember.
Kristine Furstenberg
September 15, 2006
May your family remember the wonderful times you shared during your brief stay on Earth.
September 14, 2006
I am from Australia and we all felt the pain that any family would when losing a loved one. I didnt know Peter but our thoughts and prayers are forever with him and his family. We all lost someone when this tragic event happened. Even if we never met. God bless.
Zeb Alaiasa
September 7, 2006
to all the familys and friend of all the fatalities i cant begin to imagen what you have been through but just think where ever they are in body in sprit they will always be with you god will take care of peter and everyone else who had the same fate that tragic day my thoughts are will you all and can i just say what an amazing job the fire crews did tho many lost there life because of them many were saved god bless you all i love america goodnight and rest in peace xxx god bless america
mel asbury
September 5, 2006
I STILL HURT FOR ALL THE FAMILIES THAT LOST THERE LOVED ONES WHEN MY MOTHER AND FATHER LEFT THIS WORLD THEY LEFT ME A BIG HEART I CARE FOR EVERYONE.
JUDY MINES
September 2, 2006
5 years on and its not any easier to forget. I am still so angry and tearful over the event and my heart still goes out to you all.
Many Blesings
Charlene
Charlene Durling (formally Newman)
August 18, 2006
In memory....
P Tabbernor
April 8, 2006
Elizabeth
April 28, 2005
I am reading the book 102 minutes and for whatever reason your son's picture in the book brought me to this computer to read more about him. He sounded like a wonderful person and the world is a sadder place because of his loss.
carol prilook
February 23, 2005
To the Aldermans,
I lived on Pete's freshman hall at F&M and remember many good times with Pete...he made me laugh all the time. He also was quite the welcoming and easy-going guy and certainly made us all feel comfortable in the "new" college atmosphere. I have such fond memories of my first year of college and life on that hall and Pete definitely added to those great times. I send you my sincerest condolences.
Philip Dinterman
February 2, 2005
With all the tragedy in the world lately, I can never forget the loss of a lovely spirit as Peter. You just never know what life will send your way. Fortunately Peter lived his short life loving it. The few times I did get to see him he was always happy. My memories of Peter at his brother wedding all decked out in his tux will always bring a smile. He was a joy to watch. The family and the world has lost a great person with unending possibilities. Great thing are being done in his honor by his loving family. Blessing to all who suffer a loss, you will not be forgotten.
EG
Esther
September 11, 2004
I am so sorry for your loss. I saw your son's picture and it touched my heart. My son just turned 27 and I can't imagine what your family is going through. Know that your in my prayers.
Sincerely,
Rosemary
Rosemary
September 11, 2004
You are a true angel. Your smile is catchy, and i know in my heart that you are in a better place. You are the angel that your family feels each time a gentle breeze blows by. We honor your name. After three years you have disappeared from the hearts of those who knew and loved you. God bless you and your family.
Pamela Long
September 11, 2004
My heart goes out to the Alderman family today. I woke up this morning in Los Angeles and apparently woke up too late to see the rememberance ceremony in NY on TV, so I went to CNN to read more and came across Peter's name and clicked to read more about him. I just wanted you to know that your son will never be forgotten and there are people all over the world mourning this day with you, even if we did not lose a loved one that day. I am so sorry for your loss, and today must be very difficult, as is every day without him. Your son's tribute is beautiful, thank you for sharing your story with the world.
Alexis Rizopulos
April 8, 2004
Hi Mr and Mrs Alderman
I was looking through this website and saw a fantastic face that cought my eye. I am so sorry that his life was taken but i know that good people are up with God. He looks like a fantastic bloke! Your precious angel is being looked after.
I pray for your family and for peter every week for strength and guidence. Gods loving angels are surrounding you always.
Be Blessed
Charlene
X x X
Charlene Newman
September 11, 2003
I am so sorry for your loss!
May this day of remembering give you strenght.
Karin
September 11, 2003
God Bless You and may Peace be with you on this day.
Christie
September 11, 2003
Dear Alderman family,
I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Peter. I will always remember the party celebrating his life as a true testiment to the type of person Peter was and the indellibel mark he left on all our lives.
Daniel Fix
September 11, 2003
Sorry to hear the lost... when i was looking through the site this pic cought my eye! me thinking Wow such a bright looking person.. But yet the thing that got me most was How old he was...(Man)
Daniel torres
September 8, 2003
Dear Jane,

I'm sorry it's taken me until the two year anniversary of your brother's death to share my condolences. Just know that you and your family have been in my thoughts. I hope that time has brought some peace to you all. I will be thinking of you this week.

Best,
Heather
Heather Cottrell
January 27, 2003
To Jane--

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. During the 1-yr. 9/11 memorial on TV, Peter's name and picture come up; I was shocked and completely devastated for you and your family. I remember meeting Peter at your house (those college weekends, years ago--and he still left such an impression on me...so sweet, such a gentleman).

Know that my thoughts are with both of you.

Love,
Lisa

Lisa Nicpon
January 14, 2003
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Peter, I just saw his face while looking throught the website. I looked at his picture and saw such life and vitality. The ultimate tribute to Peter is to never forget. I picture him right now looking down from a wonderful place, waiting till the day his family is reunited.
Tom Doerr
January 14, 2003
May peace and the joy of life settle upon your hearts in 2003.

Blessings to all of Peter's family and friends........
December 18, 2002
Dear Liz and Steve,
We think of you often. And continue to feel sorrow for your loss. We are especially sadden that Peter will never know his beautiful neice. She would have adored her Uncle Peter. As we look at Peter's picture, we see you and we know his is spirt is alive in you. Love
Jeanne & Bob Ballenger
December 11, 2002
My heart and prayers go out to Peter's family. I know we may have the same last name and are not related but I truly pray God can heal your heart through such a loss. I am sure Peter is looking down on you in heaven and knows your love for him is neverending.
Angela Alderman
September 16, 2002
I do not want you to think that people have forgotten. I am glad he loved u and his family so much and showed such COURAGE to e-mail to connect -- that showed LOVE/COURAGE and I pray that real joy comes into your family beyond anything and peace come with joy. In GOD's name I pray...AMEN.
September 13, 2002
I was looking at the memorial and noticed your son, I have a son, 26 years old and cannot imagine loosing him. It is impossible to know how you feel and what you are going through but I just wanted to let you know I will say a prayer for your beautiful son and for you.
Love from Wisconsin
Joan Kohls
September 12, 2002
I hope to be able to add the picture someday. I have a picture of our Cub Scout Troop, somewhere. I looked for it last time I was home. Peter is in there too. When I first heard about his Blackberry conversation, that was the picture framed in my mind. Little Peter sneaking into the photo...
Seeing the photo of him all grown up on this site, and reading the tributes others have left has only served to deepen my sense of what an unfathomable loss you all have suffered.
Peter touched all of us in different ways, and from the time he was very young.

My sincerest condolences,
David
David Martorano
September 11, 2002
Dear Alderman family,

It has been some 20 years since I have been in touch with your family, and in the interim, I never had the opportunity to know Peter personally.

Seeing his smile and hearing of his lust for life, coupled with reading the words left here by friends and strangers, captures a picture of Peter, 20 years worth.

My sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Marc Taubin
September 11, 2002
I had spent countless great times with Pete while at American University. During this tragedy I was a Peace Corps volunteer in China and had to painfully watch events unfold on T.V. while feeling powerless. My initial fears were realized when I discovered that I, and we, lost a dear friend. Then it dawned on me that everyone lost someone or something that day, regardless of whether or not we knew a particular name. Now a year later, I have also discovered how much I've gained as well. Peter's life has enriched my own and thousands of others. Through chance encounters or hours studying, working, laughing, talking or drinking at a bar, Pete left a wonderful and indelible mark on all who met him. His parents and family should be very proud and we should all be very fortunate for having met him. I hope the passage of time can assuage the pain of his loved ones and nurture the fond memory of his wonderful life.
Sean Muellers
September 11, 2002
To the Alderman Family,
I lived on Pete's Hall at F&M his freshman year, first schaeffer. He was a great guy, and I had alot of fun living down the hall from him. He was always up for having a good time. He will be deeply missed.
Dan Zemsky
September 11, 2002
I don't know you... but you are in our thoughts today and every day... I saw your name and had to send condolences to all the family and friends - Bless all of you.
Tiah-Marie
September 11, 2002
Dear Alderman Family,

I attended American University with Pete. We had several mutual acquaintances and ran into one another on occasion. He was that rare breed of individual that was as beautiful on the inside as he was on the outside. I found out through a mutual friend that Pete was in the WTC on 9/11; from that moment, Peter has been included in my nightly prayers, along with others who have lost their lives prematurely. Although I do not know the pain of losing a child, I do know what it is like to lose a sibling. I will continue to pray for Peter and your family.

Ta'Nea Davis
September 11, 2002
To the Alderman family,
I work at Applied Materials in Austin, Texas and today we are remembering those that were lost in the tragedy of 1 year ago. I am wearing a wristband with Peter's name and I was able to find his picture and read his story. I am truely sorry for you loss and my prayers go out to you.
Clinton Krause
September 11, 2002
Peter Craig Alderman, I did not know you, but as an American I lost a brother. I am 25 myself, and it breaks my heart of how many we lost. May you rest in peace Peter, and to the Alderman family my heart and prayers are with you. God Bless.
Tracy Romano
September 10, 2002
To the Alderman Family,
I went to high school with Peter and have great, fun memories of him. His smile and his kindness made Peter loved by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Ellie Safer Hirsch
September 9, 2002
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Alderman,
My name is Stephanie Bush, and I attend St. Pius Catholic High School in Houston, Tx. This week we are honoring and remembering those that died on September 11 by wearing wristbands with a person's name on it. My wristband's name is Peter Craig Alderman. I just wanted to say that I'm sorry about your son and my family and I and our prayers go out to you and your family in this time of pain.

-Stephanie Bush
Stephanie Bush
August 27, 2002
To The Alderman Family,

I did not know Peter well, but I have a few very funny memories of him hanging out with Greg J while I was with his sister Monica.
In high school, it takes a lot for a freshman boy to make an impression on a junior girl (silly, but that's life.)

He was a doll and always lit up the cafeteria, the basketball court, parties...wherever he was.

I hope you are finding some peace these days and that knowing you were blessed with someone as wonderful as Peter (even if for such a short time) makes you smile.
Liz Talley
August 20, 2002
Happy Birthday Pete-we celebrated last night at your favorite place-Dorrian's! We miss you
Jessica
August 16, 2002
To the Alderman Family:
We do not know each other, but are families share the same pain. We lost a loved one in the 1998 American Embassy Bombing in Nairobi Kenya. We watched the news conference on the lawsuit and would like to wish you luck and god speed you will have a long and difficult road ahead.
I want you to know you have my families support.
(In memory of Peter Alderman)
(In memory of SMSGT. Sherry L. Olds)
Marsey Cornett
August 9, 2002
What a lovely way to celebrate someone's life! Your family did a wonderful thing in paying tribute to your son and remembering the good things, instead of dwelling on the awful fact of his death. His story, picture and your entry brought me to tears, and I don't cry much. Thank you for letting me get that out. And congratulations for keeping his spirit alive.
Mary Montgomery
July 29, 2002
Peter,
I'm envious of the people like Andrew who knew you and have funny things to say about you. It is obvious from the tributes here that you were well-loved and are sorely missed. We will keep your memory alive and I look forward to meeting you in heaven someday. My prayers are with your family.
Del Newberry
July 22, 2002
I know how hard it is to live without your loved one. My brother is also missing and the hardest part is not knowing. I pray for you and your family. May you have the strength and courage to live and to always remember the joy your loved one has given you. God Bless You And Your Family
Lisa Dedvukaj
July 16, 2002
Dear Dr. Alderman, Liz, Jefferey and Jane,

"A WISH FOR YOU"...
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Sunsets to warm your hearts,
Gentle hugs when spirits sag,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Faith so that you can believe again,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the painful truth,
And LOVE to complete your life!
May the Memories of Peter never die.
And may GOD bless you all always.

Love Always,
Gina
GINA MASI
July 4, 2002
Although I never knew you, and never will, your picture has touched me deeply. In your eyes the pain of 9/11 comes to me as a haunting dream. I know your family is devastated, for I know one such as you surely was greatly loved. Rest in everlasting peace, and may God bless your soul.
Angela Zepeda
June 15, 2002
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Peters parents on June 11th at a rally in DC. It was so comforting to talk to them and see that Peters strength and spirit will forever be remembered and honored through those that love him most. I intend to do the same in honor of my husband....Brian D Sweeney who died that same day on United 175. brian also had 2 celebrations of life in his honor....lots of food, lots of beer....true Irish tradition..he wouldn't have wanted it any other way. God Bless all of us brought together under these unfortunate circumstances.....and God Bless those that we have lost.
Julie Sweeney
May 29, 2002
As I read the title of the article about your son Peter Craig, It immediately caught my attention, since it was related to France which is my home country. Je veux donc juste vous souhaiter bon courage. You are welcome anytime in here. God bless you.
Julien Massardier
May 28, 2002
May your soul watch over your family and that you can have finally peace and joy. Pray for us all from where you are now.

Fabry - ITALY
Fabrizio Garattoni
May 27, 2002
Frist i would like to say that i will pray for the Alderman Family when i read the what had happend "My God It Pireced My Heart "This was very hard to read but i am glad that i have the fist thing that i thought of was my brother we have not been getting along but reading what happend to Peter,Made me relize that life is short and that i should love him not matter what.I would like to thank the Alderman Family for shareing this with America to .With that i send my deepest sypathy and heart felt condolances.GOD BLESS YOU
Theresa Turner
May 27, 2002
Pete you will always remain in my heart forever. You showed me how to enjoy life and how to be a caring and generous person. You were a special person. I love you.
Suzanne Seligson
May 2, 2002
One of my friends forwarded me this website and I have to say it great that these things exist. Pete was a really spectacular person and I have become a better person for having him in my life. Its not hard as many people can attest, to love Pete but it was really nice knowing someone so warm loves you too. Anyway, he'll be missed by so many but what's nice to know I guess is that anyone who knew him can probably laugh out loud or let out an uncontrolled smile from something he's done. What can I say? Pete, your awesome and I'll always miss and love you!
Chrissy Dimas
May 2, 2002
Pete was definately one of the funniest people I have ever met. I went to high school with pete's friend from college and I spent a lot of time with the two of them. I hadnt seen pete in a long time but I wont ever forget him. He was just a great person to be around.
Alana Mitnick
May 1, 2002
I didn't know your son Peter but I work at the same job. The affect his lost caused my colleagues let me know that he was a very SPECIAL individual. May God comfort you and keep you and let you know that Peter is safe.
Komesia
Komesia Umstead
April 18, 2002
I look at the article about your son Peter that is hanging up in my college dorm room quite often. It reminds me to "celebrate life," as you said, Mr. Alderman. After cutting it out of the paper, I have made my best effort to do so.
Monica Grabowski
April 9, 2002
Dear cousins,

Our thoughts have been with you ever since we heard about Peter. There is perhaps nothing new or different we can say, except to send our love from this part of the family to all of you.

Love from Amy and Laura

Amy Glickman
April 6, 2002
I was so touched by your families reaction to such a tragedy. As a wife and mother of two, still hurting by the events of Sept. 11 I find it encouraging to know that a family as yours can find the strength to go on. I hope you all contnue to forge ahead, with peace and God's love surrounding you.
A J-Fabino
April 5, 2002
May you continue to celebrate peter's life! He would be proud. God bless you. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Shana
March 28, 2002
Throwing a party to celebrate Life......Wonderful! God Bless You and keep you
Brooke Frierson
February 26, 2002
I WILL MISS YOU AND ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!
Samantha Bieber
February 14, 2002
I didn't know you that well, but I always saw you laughing at my jokes at the office. I'll always remember that.
Ernest Marzan
February 10, 2002
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Peter Craig Alderman.
Mark Capper
February 9, 2002
Dear Aldermans:

I knew Peter from his job prior to Bloomberg. Although we rarely met since I worked on 26th floor and he did on 22nd, my friends and I still vividly remember his good-natured humor and kindness. I read on the times that you threw a party to celebrate his life, and I can think of nothing else more befitting for him.

I have no doubt you all will draw tremendous strength and comfort realizing the magnitude of his ability to positively affect those around him.

May God place Peter right by his side and bestow upon you the magnanimity to carry on.
IAP Water Street
February 4, 2002
I knew Pete through my friend Brian who worked with him in Princeton, N.J. The first time I met him was at a party at Brian's house and Pete made a lasting impression on me. He had the ability to lighten up the mood had the ability be the life of the party at one moment and a genuinely interested listener the next.

I next encountered Peter at Foxwoods. Brian, Pete, and I spent a night there (I think it was in Feb 2001). We spent most of the night at the blackjack table and I remember feeling kind of awkward at the end of the night because Brian and I had won while Pete had lost. He didn't dwell at all and was happy that Brian and I had one. In fact, he was just happy to have been there and had a good time.

The three of us ended up talking for hours about a variety of topics from the debate over who got the couch and who got the beds (Brian got the couch) to life in general. Pete just seemed like he had things together, he wasn't upset by losing some money, he was more concerned with enjoying the moment. I wish I could have gotten to know him more but I think that night at Foxwoods was enough to keep him in my momories for life. Sometimes you meet a person a few times and when asked about him later you come up with the phase, "He's a good guy." That's what came to mind when I thought of Pete after spending some time with him and it still comes to mind now.

I also remember the tribute night in New York City held in Pete's honor. It was incredible, a fitting tribute to someone who lived life well and gathered many genuine friends along the way.

Yesterday was the Superbowl and I saw Pete's name on the screen behing U2 as they performed a tribute to 9/11. A great moment for him and all those we lost with him on that tragic day.

Next time I'm in Foxwoods I'll put some money down for Pete.
Michael Maida
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