Memories of Peter R. Kellerman
Peter Kellerman ♥
He was a son, a brother and a husband and a dog lover. Peter was my first cousin. He was born on February 1, 1966. He would have turned 50 this year.
It is said that "We will be known forever by the tracks we leave" Here in my memorial to my handsome cousin, I hope you help me remember all the wonderful things Peter stood for and this page will be a remembrance so we #NeverForget him and all the others that perished that day at the WTC.
Tuesday, September 11, 2001
"Peter Kellerman was one among 2,753 victims in New York who lost their lives on that horrific day. On the morning of September 11, 2001 my cousin Peter had a doctors appointment. But as fate would have it ,the appointment was rescheduled. You see at the young age of 35, he was a Vice President and Equities Trader at Cantor Fitzgerald. He worked in the North Tower located in the World trade Center.
So on Sunday morning, as the world watches America commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks I will be thinking of Peter. I do not have many words to say about how much Peter is missed. What more can be said of the how many lives were lost and how many hearts were broken. And so on this night of the 15th anniversary of September 11th this is my tribute to my cousin Pete ♥ I will never forget you ♥
A Birthday Celebration For Peter
A Camper at 4 Years Old
My cousin Peter Kellerman loved life and I know he lived each day to the fullest. He brought smiles to everyone he met with his innocent boyish charm that was uniquely his. Just looking at this picture to the left when he was just a little boy at day camp you can see why. Good looks run in the family and Peter was doubly blessed.
He put his best into each task and left each situation better than he found it. I will never forget that when he was a litte boy, his nick name was Cowboy Pete. I never understood why he had this nickname but I do remember he had a way to find the good in everyone he met. And that I will never forget.
Peter and His Mom Joyce
My Aunt Joyce, one of the most beautiful woman I have ever met. Beautiful inside and out. One of the best moms I have ever seen. And my aunt for 16 wonderful years. When Peter passed and I saw her for the first time in what seemed like forever, there were no words I could find to say to her.
The pain I saw on her face was unbearable.
"For a place to reflect on life & loss Joyce Gales has a special place in Central Park where she goes to remember her son, Peter Kellerman, 35, a vice president and equities trader at Cantor Fitzgerald who loved New York and the outdoors. At least three times a week, Gales, 64, and her Yorkshire terrier, Angie, visit a bench named for Kellerman on the east side of the Great Lawn, looking out at Frisbee throwers and couples pushing strollers. "It has a view of the city that he loved," Gales said. "I think of him here, where everything is still beautiful and free.
"Gales picked the spot herself and composed a short inscription engraved on a metal plaque on the bench. "In loving memory of our dear Peter R. Kellerman WTC - 9/11/01. You are the quiet bird in circled flight; the soft star that shines at night.
"Gales' co-workers at the real estate firm Ashforth Warburg Associates adopted the park bench to give her a place to reflect on her son's life and passing. "It turned out to be the greatest gift," said Gales, who lives on the upper East Side. The bench was dedicated in April 2002, one of two dozen throughout the park named in honor of victims of Sept. 11. "This is uplifting," said Gales. "There are young people playing on the Great Lawn. There are people walking by with their babies and dogs. "That's the way he would want it to be. I know he wouldn't want all of us to go to a place and suffer more.
Read More: Tender Tributes Sept. 11 Victims
BY MAKI BECKER
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, September 7, 2003, 12:00 AM
A Bench In Memory Of Peter Rodney Kellerman
A Memorial For Peter
Peters Memorial took place on
I do not remember much of that day, except that it was dark.
Adopt A Bench
East Of the Great Lawn in Central Park, New York
Peter grew up very close to Central Park in New York City. It was a place he loved and he spent a lot of time there. Whether going to hear some music or just cruising through it he took advantage of all the city offered. He was an excellent skateboarder and I used to be amazed how he got around on that little board.
A Place To Reflect
Central Park is rich in benches, and since 1986, the Central Park Conservancy has run a program called "Adopt-a-Bench." There are nearly 9,000 of them. Roughly 1,500 have been "adopted," And one of them is for Peter. It is located on the east side of the Great Lawn in Central Park. In April 2002 coworkers of Peters mom adopted a park bench to give her a place to reflect on her son's life and passing. The borrowed the words on inscribed on his bench are from a poem called;
"I Did Not Die," its writer unknown.
"You are the quiet bird in circled flight,
the soft star that shines at night,"
Memories in Picutues
Its my honor to keep this page for Peter. And I hope people that knew and loved Peter, if by chance happen upon this page I hope they think of him and smile.
Funny just when I think I have all the pictures of Peter growing up, I seem to stumble across just another one. And so here I keep them safe.
They are all I have left of my cousin.
And I never want him to be forgotten.
And on his 8th Day
Peter and My Brother
The Way He Was
Whenever Peter was around it was hard not to in a good mood. He had an infectous attitude that made you believe that everything was good and right. His charm and his good looks only added to how special Peter was and he was someone you can never forget. As good as he was on the outside, he was that much better on the inside.
Peter R. Kellerman
Summer Days - More Memories
Good Times with Peter
Beloved Peter R Kellerman
A Tribute to the Life of Peter Rodney Kellerman
Interesting as I read this blog, it started with ; "After your teen years, people stop throwing you birthday parties, except on those milestone years, like turning 40, 50, and so forth."
The writer went on to say "Today, I take some special time to pray for the friends and family of Peter Rodney Kellerman today as they reflect on the anniversary of his death. I grieve with you on a life that was not "over the hill" but a full life, may his life be a testimony to how fortunate we are to have another day that was not promised to us."
This year 2016, Peter would have been celebrating his 50th year.
Miss you everyday Pete, your memory has always been a blessing to me.
Family Holidays Together
He was survived by his mother, his wife, his 2 sisters and his 6 nephews. Peter also has other 3 brothers and 3 half sisters oh his dads side that he never got to meet.
"Forever in the hearts of your family and friends."
Remembering Peter Kellerman
As we remember this day as America joins in light and in prayers together, wishing strength and love for every family that was touched,
I will never forget you ♥
And so, today as in everyday, I remember my cousin Peter Kellerman.
May his memory be a blessing.