I am saddened by Peter's passing. Peter was a wonderful friend that I was privelaged to share a season in life with. Times like this cause reflection and I first recall the Team at Westhollow. This is where I first met Peter in the early 1980's. We were a Crew from all parts of the world working together on one project, Polybutylene. The Crew came together from the Netherlands, Germany, India, Jersey, NY, West Virginia, Texas, and Peter from Utah. The blending of cultures was new for most of us and at times made for a madening melting pot, but we all learned invaluable lessons.
It was within the Team that I became good friends with Peter and Phil as we found we shared common interests in Golf, Racquetball, and Ms PacMan. Peter was quite a competitor. He was the better golfer of the 3 of us. And he was surely the most impaitent waiting on a slow group ahead of us to hit their next shot so he could hit his. The three of us enjoyed many an evening after work on the golf course often hitting our last ball in the dark because we didn't want to quit.
Cut-throat racquetball was another after work favorite. Three 30 year old men on one racquetball court might seem a bit dangerous but we had a blast. Peter was always right in the thick of it and we all wore our share a ball marks on our backside. But we were friends first and no one got hit with a racquet, just the occasional ball.
Another memory was the 3 of us spending our lunchtime at the video arcade down the street playing Ms PacMan. Peter could make a quarter last forever, he was a natural.
Sometimes a friend like Peter is in your life just for a season. But no matter how long our friendship was active I have fond memories of times spent with Peter that will always stay with me and I will always treasure.
Rest in peace Peter Kinneberg,