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Old 02-09-2005, 03:27 PM
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Very sad news

Not sure if any of you had a chance to meet my friend Peter "TUNA" Rothwell off of Montauk but he was one of the best if not the best Albie fisherman I have ever seen. Not to mention a genuinely beautiful human being who respected the fishing and the people involved like nobody I have ever met. Peter had a Boston Whaler and rare was the day when I would not see Peter out at the point plying the waters for his most favorite of fish False Albacore. I posted a much longer thread on the Reel-Time New York board if anyone is interested. Unfortunately I received news just yesterday that my friend Peter passed away from a short battle with Stomach Cancer over the weekend. I did not even know he was ill and this especially hurt me as i would have dropped everything and gone to visit him at Mt. Sinai in a second. He truly was a rare find and awesome person who I will miss horribly, he did many very kind things for me without having to be asked and was always giving of himself and information. For those of you that never had the chance to meet Peter I only wish you could have and for those of you lucky enough to have been in his company you know what I am talking about. Godspeed to you Peter I will see you in the next life as we chase the fall blitzes.

Michael Mayo
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:55 PM
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Sorry to hear this. Life is about the friends that you meet along the way. I wish I had the chance to meet him.
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:21 AM
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Mike, I read about his passing a few days ago. Given the outpouring of sentiment that has been shown since then, it's quite easy to see that he was a great man.

I'm sorry you've lost a friend. It sounds like we would all be better off for having known him.
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:25 AM
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I'm very sorry to hear that. Cancer tends to take those who least expect and/or deserve it...
My passion for catching fish is eclipsed only by the fish's passion not to be caught.
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