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Richie,rnrnI'll think of you at that spot at the parade and make a toast. I'll raise the flask and say...please find a way to bring some peace to your mom, dad, sister, daughter...and all those whose lives you deeply touched.
Cuz'n Donna, Sunday, December 30, 2007
even out here in canada, hoping one day you will be found. bless you.
T., Saturday, December 22, 2007
Went to St. Rita's last night and lit a few candles for all of you. Surround them this Christmas with the warmth and love of you to lift some of the pain. Some how show them you never really leave us and that your spirit is still close.rnGod Bless.rndmv716rn
Cuz'n Donna, Saturday, December 22, 2007
Remembering you and your family in my daily prayers.
Diane, Tuesday, December 11, 2007
No words. Bless your immediate family and extended family and friends. Shed all the warmth and peace you can to keep their hearts at peace.rnKiss the gang for me...rnrn
Cuzn'n Donna, Friday, December 7, 2007
"Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them." - Deuteronomy 32:35
Gordon, Tuesday, November 27, 2007
rn"The wheels of justice grind slow, but they grind exceedingly fine."rn
Gordon, Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I was done on south street last week and I remembered the missing couple so I decided to see if there were any break thru's. I can't believe after all this time that no one has come forward with ANYTHING. I pray that someone who knows something comes forward soon. I cannot imagine what the families are going thru but I pray that you all make it thru. Try to make the best of your holidays.
JW, Sunday, November 25, 2007
Rich and Marge, I cant believe another holiday season is here. Our hearts are still broken as we think of you guys without Rich for another year. As a mother, i really hurt for you as i know how i would be. Our prayers are with you always. Love Elaine and family.rnrn
Elaine Faragalli, Tuesday, November 20, 2007
lonesome days... broken hearts & empty souls, shadows of what we used to be. Not a day dawns without a tear. Your spirit, your heart, your joy, the way you filled a room when you were enthused are memories that carry us through the day. The past is a treasure to wrap our hearts around but then the present reality turns my thoughts to the loss. Of a Father, leaving your beautiful Angela to face a future without the love & strength & support only a Dad can give. Of a Son, who made us a family & taught us what it meant to love someone more than you thought you could.Of a Brother, who never forgot what it meant to be a Big Brother to his sisters. Of a young man on the verge of his true future.As a father I could sense how you were starting to put it all together.It's that loss of your future...a future that was STOLEN from you that drives us forward. I know you would be comforted by the efforts of the men who are working to bring to their judgment day the animals who stole you away. Their courage & dedication, faith & commitment are bringing us closer to that day. It is coming. In the end it is your truth that lives on, because nothing survives but the way we live our lives.
Rich Petrone, Monday, November 12, 2007
Rich, still thinking about you buddy..its been a while but I'm still praying for you and your family. rnI hope some answers come so there can be some sense of peace for everyone...my thoughts and prayers.rn-Marc
Marc Keen, Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I came across this site by doing a search on somebody else. This is the first that I've seen of this story, probably because I live in California.rnI hope for all who know and love these 2 people that this gets resolved in the best way possible. My prayers go out to these 2 nice people as well as their families and friends.rn-Robin Bailey
Robin Bailey, Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Rich, I though of you toady and realized it was just your birthday. I remember that night vividly, "Hey Rich is down the club, come on down and have some beers!". I, moving slowly, just miss you by 10 minutes. I say to myself "Damn! I havent seen Rich in awhile, but now that I have the club, Ill see him all the time., so no biggie". I figured wrong. The only solace I take at this point is that sooner or later I will some satisfaction watching the scum behind this tracked down like a dog, persecuted and preferably executed or left to rot in a cell. I now watch FBI files and such shows with much more attention. One day I hope there is an episode for you, showing justice brought down upon the evil person behind this and giving closure to your family and friends.rnrnWish I had had that beer with you my friend.rnrnI never forget the times we hung out and in particular waiting out all night to get Howard Stern to sign our books. That was on South Street too. Sigh. Happy belated birthday buddy!
Derek, Friday, September 7, 2007
I had never heard of this incident before; somehow I just came upon it online. If someone random like me can find out about this sadness, I'm sure there are many more people out there who will learn about it, as well. All we have to hope for is that one of those people will know something, anything. rnrnMy prayers go out to you and your family.
Krystal, Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I don't know Richard. I have had little interaction with his family, but I pray for their happiness and what little healing they can have. May God bless you all in your lives and bring you happiness.
Jane Doe, Saturday, September 1, 2007
Just was thinking of you and your family with a heaving heart. rnrnLove and peace to you big rich, marge, christine cuz'n Lisa, Angela, Alisa and all. rnrnwatchover us...say hi to the "gang"
cuz'n donn, Thursday, August 30, 2007
To Little Richard -- My first thought today was of you. This date will always be etched in my mind - good thoughts -- thoughts of a wonderful young man. We miss you but you will never be forgotten in our hearts. We love you, we think of you and your smile and charm will remain with us always. Even with the passing of time, no one can take that away from us.rnLove to you, Rosemarie
Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I have never met Danielle or Rich,I am just someone from South Philly who heard their story over two years ago now and was really disturbed by it. I came online today to see if there has been anything new happening with the case. Its seems there is not and I can't imagine how frustrating this must be to the familes. I am so sorry you still have no answers. I hope and pray you find the answers you so desperatley want and to find peace someday.
Regina, Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Rich,rnrnI often wonder what you are doing. There are so many times I wish I could talk to you. It's amazing to see what an impact you've had on so many lives, and how you continue to do so. rnrnCan you honestly believe that your cousin, Stacey and I are getting married next month? Seriously. I'll say that again slower for you. Your cousin... Stacey...and I...are getting marrying...in September...at Citizen's Bank Park! Yeah, nothing too mind-blowing though, just a couple hundred people...ceremony at home plate...B-Street Band in the Diamond Club. The usual-type thing. Yeah, your sister, Alisa's in it, Jerry's in it, Micheal and Steven....even Nic and Robbie are in it! Just what you would have expected, right? Ha..Haaa...I love ya, buddy. It's funny, because if I told you this three years ago, you would have just busted out laughing.rnrnYeah. I wish I could have a conversation with you about these things. I know you know all about it, but it's not the same, you know? I want to bring up a ridiculous news story just to see you get riled up....or say something goofy to hear you laugh hysterically with that silly, infectious giggle of yours. rnrnIt's the simplest things I miss about you, buddy. It's what you'd say. I's what you'd do. It's the look you'd have on your face. I miss it all, but I'm thankful I'll always have the memories. rnrnThere aren't enough people in this world like you, Rich. People that are loyal, honest, warm, trustworthy and genuine. I try to surround myself with people like that as much as I can now. The more I do, the more I'll think of you, and of how much you affected my life. That's why I love your, Cousin Stacey. She's a big-hearted silly monkey just like you. rnrnI'll always feel like I'm a better person because of you, and I hope that you somehow know that. I know I'll see you again someday, and we'll have an eternity to catch up on things. Until then my friend, you'll always be in my thoughts and in my heart. There'll be a seat waiting for you at our wedding. I already know that you'll be there to have a blast with us.rnrnHappy Birthday Buddy! rnrnTP
Tommy P., Tuesday, August 28, 2007
It's an early morning on the boardwalk in Ocean City.I sit & watch the sun rise as a fresh new day begins.Sitting here watching the ocean & listening to my music I always feel closer to you because my thoughts are not crowded or rushed.Soon it will be 1000 days without you-- a third birthday without you-- 3 trips around the sun.At the shore its easier to see & feel the awe inspiring beauty & complexity of creation.As I sit,I wonder.I wonder at the size & scale & power of the mind that imagined all of this into existence.All of the billions & billions of steps in the process that emanated from that imagining to this manifestation.My mind is not equipped to handle the enormity of it.And so I reduce it to a more manageable scale.Michaelangelo's work or the operas of Puccini...examples of imagination so achingly beautiful as to break your heart....and yet they are the manifestations of imagination... one man's dream become real.Where is this going? The other day I watched Field of Dreams for the 100th time.Naturally the scene when he asks his father to have a catch sends me over the top.But this time I thought...OK it's an idea, a dream that goes beyond our reality.I don't believe in a heaven of resurrected bodies presided over by a benign father figure.But I do believe in the power of ideas & imagination.So maybe in some parallel universe,or at another point in the space-time continuum it is possible because it was imagined.Until that moment when my thoughts as I know them cease,I will imagine what that catch & so many other things will be like when I see you again. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BEAUTIFUL SON
rich petrone, Friday, August 24, 2007
i sometimes still can't believe that richard is gone. i think of him so often it is scary and the memories that i have of him will last a lifetime. we went through grade school together and also highschool and he is never far from my thoughts. i talk about him with grammar school friends and remember all the good times we've shared. it seems like i find him everywhere. i can't pass the coliseum without smiling, which is often as my parents still live on that street, or turn a corner without remembering our bike rides or childhood fun on a rope swing. the hallways of eustace where he always had a minute to talk or joke. we always spoke around our birthdays and reminisced about times together so i find this time extremely melancholy. i pray for his family and for him and hope to hear his voice again someday. until then i will keep seeing him in all our old haunts and sharing our stories with friends and family. i miss you richard! margo
margo wells ahart, Monday, August 13, 2007
I went to H.S. with Rich and he was such a nice guy and all us girls were "in love" with him. He was the most handsome boy at Bishop Eustace Prep. He was so funny he always had us laughing!rnrnI am still in shock after 2 years that this happened to him. I went to the bar that he was last at when he first dissapeared and said a prayer. rnrnMy thoughts and prayers are with him and his family that the mystery of his disappearance is solved very soon.rnrnWe miss you Rich!rnrn
Dana Gallo, Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I've followed this tragic story since it first broke two+ years ago. I can't imagine how hard the not knowing is, and want to extend my heartfelt admiration to the Imbo/Ottobre and Petrone families for enduring. Your missing loved ones remain in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed to all, and hope for a joyous reunion with them soon - they'd better have a good story to tell!
Tiner in Austin, TX, Sunday, June 24, 2007
I have thought about this often. I was in Center City in the beginning of March 2005 attending a special screening of Sahara and saw the poster of Rich & Danielle missing. It is soo hard to believe they disappeared without a trace. No sightings, no abandoned vehicle, no cell phone records, etc. Unbelievable, unfathomable. I am soo sad for both families. I cannot imagine the pain and anguish you are going through.rnrnGood luck and Godspeed. My prayers are with you now and until this mystery is solved. Please know that many people care and are praying for you, and that God is with you.
Shawne Needham, Saturday, June 23, 2007
I don't know your family, but this story has always bothered me. I honestly do remember this couple and look around me a bit or halt when I see a truck similar to your son's. These guys are my age and I hope and pray that they are somewhere safe and will be found. God Bless and know that people in the area are still thinking of them and of you.
Susan, Thursday, June 21, 2007
Hello- I have followed the story from the beginning. I am very sorry for what you all have to go through. I did not know them but the fact that the truck has not been found makes me think that something supernatural has happened to them. Maybe they will be returned with lots to tell. rnNever stop hoping.rn
Brenda Simons, Monday, June 4, 2007
my prayers are with you and with all who have a love one missing. my daughter lisa michelle hatchell, has been missing soon be four years on july 19,. my dear lisa seens to have vanish without a trace. she was last seen fighting with her boyfriend at 54 & warrinton ave in south west phila. 0n july 19,2003. which was her 37th birth. nobody have seen or hear from her since that day. my heart is heavy with grief everytime i hear about a missing loveone. just keep praying and searcing, some one out there knowa what happwn to our love one.rnrnlisa michelle's mother
alonie walton, Tuesday, May 22, 2007
listen to the thunder as it draws ever closer.....watch the lightning flashes send the rats and the roaches running for cover.....judgement day is coming
richard petrone sr., Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Only too well do I understand what the family and friends are experiencing. Living in the "not knowing" is not a nice place. My own good friend went missing nearly eight years to the date before Richard and Danielle on February 18, 1997. We never thought that 10 years would go by and we still not know what happened to her.rnrnThe Petrone and Imbo families remain in my prayer along with the countless other families of missing persons. Wenow have a kinship in a family we never would have chosen to be in.rnrnPlease join us at Philly's 1st Annual March for the Missing. The flier information flier is on the right column of this site.
DeJuana Price, Monday, May 14, 2007
THANK U FOR HAVING THIS PAGE!!! LOVE ALWAYS THE FAMILY,!!rnJACKKI!
email@example.com, Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Just wanted to say hello and let you know you were all still in my prayers. I am from the Philadelphia area and used to say a prayer for Richard and Danielle every time I went past the billboard. I live out of the area now but recently I found myself thinking of them again so I sought out the page to see if there was new news. I pray that God gives you peace and that you have some answers soon. I will continue to pray! rnKimberly RobinsonrnWellsboro, PA
Kim Robinson, Sunday, April 29, 2007
yesterday was a typical april saturday.busy,busy. things were actually going relatively smoothly. i had come in early in the hope of going to see robbie play ball.he plays with the same intensity you always brought to any game.anyway,i was moving in the moment and engaged, almost on autopilot when the radio began to play "we are family" and stopped me cold.i'll always remember you and your mother dancing together to that song in your special way,to aggravate me when i would be in my stern jackass mood.truth be told, i was always laughing inside
richard petrone, Saturday, April 21, 2007
I have followed this case on and off since his disappearance. My heart goes out to his family- parents, sister and daughter. I was wondering how they are coping. And if they have had any joy in their lives. I couldn't imagine the pain. Even though I don't know them, I keep them in my prayers.
MaryEllen, Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I am a mother of two living in Washington State. I cant begin to tell you how deeply I was moved by not only the strange way your Son and his girlfriend seem to have vanished with out a trace, but then your words.. the love I felt reading what Richards mother, father and most of all daughter Angela had to say. I just sat at my desk and cried. I have all of the information in hand including a flyer. I will talk about this over dinner with friends, making small talk with family and you can bet that this story will remain in my head and in my heart until the day they are found. I will pray for your family and most of all for Richard and Danielle. The dream that SR. had of little Richard playing on the beach is what I will pray for and the happiness of closure for all involved. Angela- never stop shinning. Your father would be so proud of you. After all, you are his angel.
Jamie Proctor, Sunday, February 18, 2007
No words. A moment in heart is lifetime. - EmersonrnrnNo one understands that better then your mom, dad, sister, daughter, aunt lisa and all your immediate family. The soul merely waits. rnSomeone sent me a passage the other day from the book the naked soul. I thought of you and our family for many reasons:rnrnNo one is ever lost to us, even if they are reincarnated. Someday we will see them again as we have loved them. Love, like the soul, is our greatest teacher and is infinite energy. Beyond earthly love's briefness, loss and frustration, love lives on. What a beautiful thing to look forward to! For every regret, there is another opportunity. For every loss, there is a second time with a loved one. For every fulfillment, there is fruition.rn-The Naked SoulrnrnIn this there is hope. May God shed his grace, warmth and peace on our family tomorrow and everyday.
Cousin Donna, Saturday, February 17, 2007
dear margaret me and my wife have been praying for you and your family i could only imagine what you and your husband are gone through i saw your sister at the saint thomas aquinas reunion god bless you and your family
ralph giovinetti, Saturday, February 17, 2007
To the friends & family of Richard & Danielle-rnAlthough I don't know your loved ones, I have always wondered what happened to them since they went missing. Since it is almost the 2nd anniversary of their disappearance, and I believe in the power of mediums, I have emailed medium and clairvoyant Lisa Williams on your behalf. I do not know if she will or can do anything, but I thought it would not hurt. Perhaps you have already contacted mediums or psychics in the past, but I do believe Lisa has a gift. I hope no one minds that I did this, but I really want your family to have some answers.
Leslie, Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I ran across this sad story and wanted to send a prayer to the family and the two that are missing.
Someone in Phoenix, Monday, February 12, 2007
Richie, my second son...I miss you teasing me and hearing you say Yo Di. I hope and pray that you will be found and my thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your parents always.rnrnLove,rnDi
Diana V., Wednesday, January 31, 2007
To the Petrone family:rnrnYou are always in my prayers. My neice Missy Russornand I still cannot believe the mystery surroundingrnthis awful tragedy.rnrnMay God give you the strength to handle rnwhatever happens. I am sure the culprit or rnculprits cannot remain anonymous forever.rnrnI am thinking of all of you with a prayer in rnmy heart.rnrnSandyrn
Sandy Meta, Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Today I was telling a co-worker about this as I was living near Philly at the time. I just want to give the families the thought that maybe they are in witness protection. New identities new lives. I bet they are in WP, and anyone familiar with the program knows you can not contact family. I think they are fine and they wish they could tell the moms and dads they got married and have children.rnrn
stoic8, Tuesday, January 2, 2007
just thinking of you all and wishing you a happy new year. i hope that richard & danielle are at peace wherever they are, and i hope you all find peace someday too. wish there was something i could do to help. love, rebecca from TX
rebecca, Tuesday, January 2, 2007