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Sister of Pete Absolon

Social climber
Edina, Minnesota
Mar 30, 2012 - 04:54pm PT
Thinking of you Bro on your birthday....
you are in my heart
and my heart sings a special birthday wish for YOU!...

Love,

Mary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-SMJtcTBqU



grimbo

Trad climber
Boone, NC
Apr 2, 2012 - 01:06pm PT
I remember Pete from my early days of climbing at Seneca Rocks when he was a guide there along with a guy named Topper. They were always good to us and invited us to their house for a shower. One of Pete's clients had accidentally left his climbing pack in our campsite, and when we turned it in to the Gendarme climbing shop, Pete arranged for us to get a small reward. I bought my first chalk bag with the money. We cooked a pineapple upside down cake on our camp stove, burned the crap out of it and shared it with Pete and Topper. The burned part didn't bother them a bit. I didn't know Pete well, but I always considered him a friend.

Mike Grimm
Boone, NC
Molly A

Social climber
Lander
Jul 30, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
I don't know that many people come here anymore. I've been writing about Pete lately and so was pulled back to this forum, which was my lifeblood for months after his death. I thank everyone who has ever written here. I treasure every story, every memory you've shared about Pete. We miss him and Avery is growing up into a beautiful young woman, but her memories are fading and so these stories help keep her father's memory alive.

I finally commissioned a wonderful artist Julie Burr to create an urn for Pete's ashes and this summer we dedicated it at a small gathering of friends and family. It was a beautiful, sad, happy evening. Again, Pete touched us and reminded us to live life to its fullest. Thank you my sweet man. I hope your spirit is happy and free.
Pete's urn.
Pete's urn.
Credit: Molly A
Mallamo

climber
Cody, WY
Aug 1, 2012 - 09:06am PT
Molly,

What a beautiful way to honor Pete's memory. I didn't know him all that well and only met the three of you a few times on my many visits to Lander, but my great friends there have always had wonderful things to say about him.

I had the true honor of carrying my friend Todd Skinner's ashes back from Wyoming a couple years ago and delivering them to Julie in NC (where I used to live). She is such an amazing artist and has done these two men proud by the memorials she has created.

I hope someday I can visit Pete's and I also hope you and Avery are well and happy.

Take care and be good to yourself.

Peter Mallamo
Topper Wilson

Trad climber
Pueblo, CO
Aug 9, 2012 - 08:50am PT
Molly,

I love it, spot on!

all the best,

Topper
Hampton

Social climber
Tucson, AZ
May 7, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Thinking of you today Pete. Gone but not forgotten.
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am PT
Pete was like a big brother to me. I miss him.
Sister of Pete Absolon

Social climber
Edina, Minnesota
Aug 12, 2013 - 05:25am PT
Hi

The Absolons are together in Florida at Martha's.

We remembered Pete yesterday.
We told stories and Aves through
beautiful dark red rose into the bay.

Present:

Grandma Mary Mom

Martha, Kevin, Samantha, Alexandria,
Duke.

Molly and Avery

Mary and Molly.

Lucas.

Our lives and hearts are patched together
by the community our family forever.

Mary
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