Richard Petrone: Missing Since February 19, 2005

Time can never dull the radiance of your smile. And the passing years will never dim the sparkle in your eyes. The strength of your soul rolls on through the love you left behind. Another family now exists because of you and your memory will echo through their lives.
rich petrone, Friday, December 24, 2010

August 29, 2010: Richard’s 41st birthday

Good morning,Richard. Before I start the day, I first want to remember your birthday. You are in my thoughts all the time. Missing you and your smile. You will never be forgotten. I know you are up there smiling at all of us. Happy Birthday!! Love,
Rosemarie Bonavitacola, August 29, 2010

Wanting to recognize the 41st birthday of Richard’s and hoping that he is shining down his light on his family and knowing that his light is shining thru in his grandbaby Timmy. What a beautiful baby. He has brought so much joy to your family. May you enjoy those bright smiles. Happy birthday
The Fays, August 29, 2010

Today should have been your day

Today should have been your day. A special day like no other. Today was the day to puff out your chest and enjoy the benefits of all those years of dedication and effort. Today should have been your 1st as Grandpop, Poppop. Thoughts of tossing baseballs, teaching Timmy how to skate, fishing trips, and movies and amusement rides and music should be filling your mind. But that is not to be. You can take pride in Angela and the wonderful Mother she is, and Timmy for the great Father he is… but you would be floored by the bundle of joy your grandson is. He has brought a love back to us that has been gone too long. Although I know your soul can never rest until we put a finish to this nightmare your heart can be at peace knowing that all is well with your angel and she is surrounded by love as is your grandson.
rich petrone, Sunday, June 20, 2010

Investigation Heats Up For Missing Duo
Dave Schratwieser takes another look at the ongoing investigation into the couple’s mysterious disappearance. There are now questions as to the involvement of a drug suspect who recently died in prison.

Dave also spoke to Rich’s father, Richard Petrone who says he has been waiting for five years for answers.
Report from MyFoxPhilly (April 18, 2010).

Possible connection
When South Jersey couple Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone vanished from South Street in February 2005, rumors circulated that [Robert] Carey was the hit man who made them disappear.
Report from (April 17, 2010).

February 19, 2010
Marks the 5 Year Anniversary of Richard’s Disappearance

Five years on. Still no answers. But the circle of life goes on. There’s a grandson now who will never hear the sound of your laughter or the warmth of your embrace. Much like your birth created our family, his birth has brought us all closer together. He is surrounded by love, especially the love of his parents. They are completely dedicated to his care and you would be so proud of the remarkable mother that Angela is. Young Timmy has brought a joy that has been missing for some time. We all look forward to his visits and the girls smother him with hugs and kisses. You did good. You did very good my son, and we will continue what you began.
rich petrone, February 19, 2010

Still no leads in couple’s mysterious disappearance 5 years ago today
“It’s the wait,” said Marge Petrone. “We have to wait.”
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Few clues on missing friends
“We are not giving up,” said FBI Special Agent J.J. Klaver.
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We cannot believe it’s been five years since we last saw you. We think about you all the time. Your kind heart, sense of humor, and thoughtfulness will always be remembered. We know that you are watching over us and our son, Max, and we hope that wherever you are, you are happy. We love you, Rich.
Rachel and Jimmy, February 19, 2010

To the Petrone Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you today. Rich, I still think about you a lot and I hope someday your family finds the answers that they deserve. You are missed and loved by many.
Tracy Palamone, February 19, 2010

May the great memories of Rich fill the air today to help all who are thinking of him! Bless the Petrone family and may this be the year that answers all questions! Thinking of you all today!
trudy morgan, February 19, 2010

Dear Marge, Rich and Family, Thinking of you today and praying for peace in your lives!
With Love, Tom, Cass and Matt Fay, February 19, 2010

I just wanted to say that my heart goes out to your family. I have followed this story for many years now which is very hard to do in Texas. I pray that you will find closure this year and justice will be served swiftly.
Angie, February 19, 2010

The last time I spoke to Richard was 2 weeks before his disapearence. He called just to let me know a certain band was coming to town. There was excitement in his voice as there always was, as he spoke about the show. Richard always reached out and never forgot his friends. When he greated you it was with a REAL hug and a kiss on the cheek, like a real man and friend would do. I miss his hugs, I miss his phone calls, I miss his laughter. Love ya Brother, Chris.
Chris Fortuna, February 19, 2010

Dearest Richard, I am thinking of you today and will continue to do so always. No one can take your charm and smile away from us. It is emblazoned on our hearts. We love you and miss you. I think it is wonderful that you are a grandfather! Watch over your him and watch over your entire family. Love, Rosemarie
Rosemarie Bonavitacola, February 19, 2010

Our hearts and prayers are always with you and never forget that we love you all and will be praying for you all. God Bless, Elaine and Family
Elaine Faragalli and Family, February 19, 2010