Bonnie Beals Essex posted a Condolence
| April 05, 2005
To Joe's Sons/family,
I just learned of Joe's death and am so very sorry for your loss. We were classmates at Plymouth High School and I always enjoyed my friendship with Joe; he was so kind and a gentleman always. I had not seen Joe for many years, but I'm confident he made a difference in the lives of those around him. I'm glad to read so many nice things from others that show he had two fine sons of whom he was quite proud. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
David and Michael,
I was so sorry to read in the newspaper about your father's death ~ he was too young. When we were both parishoners at St. Matthews in the early 80s, he was very instrumental in helping two Cambodian families relocate and become familiar with the Indianapolis area. We worked together on the committee and Pete was, as always, tireless in his time and talents. They will be heartbroken to hear that "Mr. Pete" is gone. How lucky you both were to have him for your father. Treasure your memories of him and your mother.
Michael & David:
Our family and the larger family of Scouts at St. Monica is very sad to learn of your Dad's passing. We give you our deepest condolences and will keep you and him in our prayers. Pete showed us the way in Scouting with his love and service for the boys and left us many fond memories such as the Hammes Hotel. You both are fine examples of your parents dedicated efforts. Please visit Troop 514 especially at Summer camp.
I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your dad at Cathedral Band functions just kicking back and enjoying the ability to support his boys. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you guys.
John Nicholson posted a Condolence
| March 04, 2005
Michael and David,
I worked directly with Pete for many years. He was a true friend and always supportive. I will miss him a lot. He was so proud of you guys, and with good reason. I'm so sad that I missed his memorial, but I just found out today. I wish you both well.