A perfect day!
Staff at the Coronado Island Marriott, adjacent to San Diego Bay with views of the San Diego Courthouse and the Naval Amphibious Base, estimated that nearly 400 people attended the event to honor Pete, which included a festive lunch and lots of stories.
Video and text of remarks from Admiral Cathal Flynn and Judge Bill Pate were posted previously. Three of his 11 grandchildren, his two daughters, and his swim coach of over 30 years also shared how grateful they felt to have Pete in their lives.
|From left: Christopher and Alison Nichols; Kyle, Samantha, Matthew, and Tyler Whiting at their grandfather's Celebration of Life event on April 12, 2015|
|Pete marrying Coach Sickie and his wife.|