I met Pete in the sixth grade and attended most of my high school years with him, until his family moved away. Since then I have seen him only several times, but we always picked up from where we left off, with a good laugh. Our friendship, like most good friendships, didn't fade with time or distance. He was a truly unique individual. No-one could make me laugh more than Pete. His quick wit and ability to find humor in everything made Pete a person people wanted to be around. Behind Pete's humor was one of the most caring individuals I've ever known. He could seem to sense when a person needed a lending hand, and he would be there to lend that hand. Now that Pete is gone, there will be no more of his jokes or antics, but his kindness will be felt every day by people that Pete left behind. As for the memories, no acts of terrorism can erase those. I am a testament to that. I haven't seen Pete in several years, and even as I write this, I do so with a smile. You will be missed.
Chad Morrissey, friend
Peter and I worked quite closely on the software we used for trading. He was a truly gentle soul -- impossible not to like. Miss him every day.
Som Dasgupta, friend and client
To my friend, Peter: We'll miss you.
Peter: My heart aches for you. You were robbed of your future - a promised future of love for your beautiful new bride, for your sister and parents, for your relatives and hundreds of friends, colleagues and clients from around the world. Peter, we all miss you and think of you every day. You lived and enjoyed life to the fullest, always positive, caring for others and above all, a family man. Your words "Mom, don't worry, I have everything under control" while preparing for your Wedding last year will resonate in my mind forever. You were so young, but somehow had life all figured out. You did not sweat the little stuff, and you inspired me with your wisdom and "joie de vivre." I doubt I will ever come to understand or accept the tragedy that hit you. Like your sister said in her tribute at your memorial service, "the only comfort and solace that we have been able to take from it is knowing that his life ended on top of the World Trade Center as he was fulfilling his dreams of living and working in New York City, a city that he was so proud to call his home." Your happy memories will live forever. You are our hero. I love you always. -- Mom