In Memory

Claude "Pete" Nicolay

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02/27/09 11:54 AM #1    

Ted Rondeau

Pete was a good friend...died too young and missed by many for sure. Bright, funny, always a good time...the world is a lesser place for what Pete would have accomplished.
RIP, bro!

03/06/09 01:09 AM #2    

Cyndy Peck (Gluck)

Pete was one of the coolest cats I have ever known. May he be smiling down on us :)

04/07/09 01:56 AM #3    

Susan Brown (Dervieux)

Pete, my dear friend and neighbor. We had so much fun running around during the summer on Sunnydale! It was fun growing up with you and your family. You are loved and missed!

04/20/09 08:02 PM #4    

Matt Johnson

Pete was truly an old soul who offered so much in so little time. He would be 48 on May 14th also the 25th anniversary of his passing. He was a great high school friend and even better college roommate. Many laughs, smiles, tears and beers. He gathered no moss. Lives in the "Heart of the Sunrise" and as Keith sang I know he's

Peace for All

05/30/09 06:40 PM #5    

Paula Gluntz

Wanted to add my words, and they were covered by everyone else. Pete was one of those people who emitted such goodness and happiness that you couldn't help but feel better just from hanging around him for even 5 minutes. I can still see his smile. I don't think I have any other memory of his face but a smiling one.

06/18/09 02:23 PM #6    

Paul Cotten

One evening, in the spring of '79, after the obligatory toilet papering of the high school and re-gathering at Pete's house, Mary Milan, Pete and I were all standing at the end of his driveway. High school was coming to an end and we were all likely to part ways soon. The three of us used to laugh about us being "Peter, Paul and Mary" and I said, "I'll bet this is the last time Peter, Paul and Mary are all together in the same place." They both thought I was crazy. (I was, and still am.) I'm sorry that I was right, just this once. Very soon after, Mary went into the Army, I moved away from Brecksville and Pete stayed behind, took a risk many of us have taken, and got unlucky.

Peter was a constant source of energy, enthusiasm, artistic creativity, support and Todd Rundgren albums. He would have loved all the technological breakthroughs that have taken place, especially around the Internet and computers and music.

Sometimes, to put things in perspective, I'll think of my friends, like Pete, that weren't able to stay around very long to enjoy the crazy, unpredictable ride of life. I feel lucky to still be around and lucky to have known Pete. My high school years would have been much less enjoyable without him. I hope to toast his name with a few of you soon.

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