Pete was lost on September 11, 2001, with the crew of Ladder 118 of Brooklyn [Fire Department of New York]. Pete will be missed terribly by all who knew him. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. Before becoming a firefighter, Pete was a member of the U.S. Air Force and an ironworker. Pete leaves a loving wife, Regan Grice-Vega, and a beautiful daughter, Ruby Mae. He was a true gentleman who loved to talk and laugh. Pete is also deeply missed by Mr. and Mrs. Rosenberg and by his brother David. Our lives will be forever saddened by his loss.
Frank Lakat, friend
I knew Pete when he was in the Air Force stationed at Beale Air Force Base [in California]. He was such a good-hearted guy with a positive outlook and a great sense of humor. So many people lost a good friend. I regret losing contact and never having the chance to know him as the good husband and father I know he was. God bless you, Pete.
Gary Stinchcomb, former Air Force comrade
We know a friend of Pete's named Tony Proger. He always had such wonderful things to say about Pete. His face would light up when he mentioned all the fun they had. I'm sorry such a wonderful person such as Pete had to die when he was just doing his job trying to protect others. I feel for his wife and daughters' loss.
Jennifer Thayer, friend