Condolence & Memory Journal

Lisa and I send our deepest sympathy to Barbara and Peter's family.
Such a lovely man.

Posted by Ron Hunnings - New York, NY - Acquaintance   May 06, 2021

Always quick with a fun story and a positive word. From the first week we moved to this apartment, he and Barbara were incredibly welcoming. One of the kindest people I've ever known. We will miss Peter.

Posted by Mary McCatty - New York City, NY - Neighbor   May 02, 2021

Uncle Peter, I still can't believe you're gone. You have given me the most amazing memories, from the premier of Oliver and Company, to my first ballet, countless plays, museum trips, and just plain get togethers in the city for a visit. I remember the thrill of being little and sleeping over Yaya's house in Uncle Peters' room, and getting the treat of playing with your guitar or looking through your kaleidoscope. Or borrowing 3 I Love Lucy tapes at a time and watching them over and over again until the next visit where I got to exchange those for three others. Your one of the biggest reasons I have a love of musicals and old movies, and apparently my ketchup and milk obsession. LOL Of all the memories, it's your silliness and laughter though that I will miss the most. Like the time at the Colonnade Diner where you dipped your straw wrapper in the whip cream and blew it up to the ceiling and made it stick, or that evil laugh you used to do when teasing us, how much I will miss that laugh!! My heart hurts more than I can ever express, but I know you're with mom, Yaya, and so many other loved ones and that's a comfort. I love and will miss you so much. RIP, and try not to get in too much trouble doing it your way up there. Love always, your Tiffy

Posted by Tiffany Johnson - Fords, NJ - Family   May 01, 2021

Million dollar laugh!

Peter was in his happy place - singing!

Peter loved Opera and musical theatre. Some of his favorites:
Put on a Happy Face
You'll Never Walk Alone
Some Enchanted Evening
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
And of course, "I did it My Way!"

He always put a smile on my face!
He loved Walt Disney

Posted by Paul A Friend - Friend   April 28, 2021