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Sorry, I meant to say great-grandson.
Diane Meyer, Monday, December 19, 2011


Rich and Margie,rnrnRemembering you both at this special time of year. Look at your grandson and find peace that Richard's memory lives on.rnrnDiane Price
Diane Price, Monday, December 19, 2011


My tears are not enough but they are all I have to give not KNOW must be the bitterest root of all. rn
Bill Fedun, Thursday, December 1, 2011


my dear proud you would be on this special day...your baby girl ang has blossomed into a beautiful grown woman...a simply phenomenal mother...and all that any parent could ask for in a child...please continue to watch over and protect her, your wonderful grandson and your incredible family who carry all of the sadness quietly... with grace and dignity...i hope and pray every night and day that your soul is at peace...xoxoxoxoxoxo aunt lisa
aunt lisa, Monday, November 28, 2011


Love fills the spaces you left behind
rnAnd peace like a river flows over the grandson you will never know
rnMaybe there's a heaven but I don't believe in magic
Richard Petrone, Wednesday, November 23, 2011


i saw their story when it first came on the news and it has always stayed with me i cant beleive they are still missing
jason carfagno, Sunday, October 30, 2011


i saw their story when it first came on the news and it has always stayed with me i cant beleive they are still missing
jason carfagno, Sunday, October 30, 2011


I've never met Richard or Danielle, but I remember when they disappeared in 2005 from watching the news and I often think from time to time what happened to that beautiful couple. I send prayers your way and never give up on them. If I had a loved one missing, I would contact Nancy Grace on Headline news. She is relentless and will try her best to get the word out to find them. rnrnTake Care.
Michelle Watson, Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Hey my buddy,rnrnAnother year has passed. Just watched a video of "Say Hello to Heaven" from a Temple of the Dog concert performed a few days ago. Yes, they reunited for PJ's 20th anniversary. I know the song wasn't written about you, but I thought of only you as I watched and listened. I know you were the brightest star shining in the sky that night. There's plenty I'd like to talk to you about. I guess you know that. Football season begins tomorrow. Miss u buddy. Go Bears.rnrnTP
TP, Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I read that today is Richard's 42nd birthday. Happy Birthday. I didn't know Richard or Danielle but I think of this case often. I hope that this is solved for all involved. I often think of the families and children of both Richard and Danielle.
M, Sunday, August 28, 2011


Happy 42nd Birthday to Richard - you will never be forgotten - not for a second. I know you are watching your daughter, Angela, from above. I know you are her "Angel". Your family misses you - not to mention your friends. You will always be in our hearts. Love, Rosemarie
Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Sunday, August 28, 2011


In Heaven, I am sure you are a happy spirit and that your journey has you seeing your earthly life so differently now. From Heaven, continue to watch over your Mom and Dad, Ang, the baby, your sisters, aunts, uncles and everyone that loved you and help them heal some of the pain. May God and you, help them heal some of the pain.rnhappy b day.rnrnKiss my family. God bless..
Cuzn donna, Sunday, August 28, 2011


Nothing to say
rnEven less to feel
rnThere's no more left
rnFor this sorrow to steal
rnI wish I could have asked forgiveness
rnI wish I could have undone the wrongs
rnAll the silly, stupid, senseless slights
rnThat we carried around far too long
rnNow it's your birthday
rnAnd you're not here
rnI can't find you
rnSo off to Asbury Park
rnThe boardwalk, beach,bars and tears
rnAnd your music, always music
rnWhere I can catch a glimpse of you,
rnBrief and bittersweet but it's the best I can do
rnAt least I know that you'll be there
rnAnd somewhere in those songs I find your sweetness
rnI feel your soul and your sense of joy
rnAt the end of the day I'll have a drink or 3 or 4
rnA toast to my dead son
rnWho lies I know not where
rnI'll sit in the dark, and the silence
rnAnd wait
rnFor judgement day
rnFor the fates to make their play
rnFor justice, for revenge
rnGod...damn you God
rnThis was no way for a good man to go down
Rich Petrone, Saturday, August 27, 2011


Happy Birthday Rich....not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts, on my mind and in my heart. Love forever, Kim
Kim Caiola ( Kelly ), Saturday, August 27, 2011


Happy Birthday richard...we celebrate the day you were born..rnAwesome to u and ur familyrnthe fays'
cass tom matt fay, Friday, August 26, 2011


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and the family of Danielle! This is such a horriable thing!
Deanna, Sunday, July 10, 2011


I am an old friend of Richard. The things that I remember are the Bobby Clarke painting on his bedroom wall, the first person that introduced me to "The Boss", and listening to "The Clash" cassette in his room, which he let me borrow for a while when I moved out of town. When we were older, we saw each other only a handful of times. Whenever we spoke, it just became a chuckle fest about nothing. Like two old friends that never missed a beat.rnA true friend and a wonderful person. He will always bring a smile to my face. God Bless.
Pat Demitrio, Monday, June 27, 2011


today is six years that marks the day that you and danielle dissapeared....why must this society have to endure this...why has it been so long and theres nothing---someone knows something....there allways is---this person(s) needs to be found now. find that vehicle and arrest anyone even near it...shake any and all...rattle them till someone says something..
marc pinkowski, Saturday, June 18, 2011


dawn is breaking. The sky lightens to a pinkish hue. I watch this day begin but the pain in my heart just won't go away and the hole in my heart seems to swallow me. Darkness seems to be all around. But then there is some light that draws me to it. A defiance in the face of dread. An answer to the unanswerable. A yes to the daily regimen of no. An affirmation of life where none can easily be found. It is my son's garden........a place of rare peace and beauty, where the seeds that he planted have grown and flowered in a way that honors him beyond mere words. As I sit in that garden I am surrounded by love and beauty. I can see and feel and touch all the dedication and commitment that flowed from his soul. I can sense all the small moments and daily efforts he put into tending that garden and raising his Angel. His love was not in vain. When I sit in his garden I am swept up in the beauty that has grown there. I am as close to peace as I can be with Angela in the middle of that place. Growing as he hoped she would into a special woman and wonderful mother. And then there is little Timmy.......a lighthouse in a sea of darkness if there ever was one. The joy he has brought us is indescribable. He is love and Joy and sweetness. And then in the middle of it all stands big Tim. Solid as an oak and the protector of his family. Watching them I know my son would be proud of what he left us. It is our obligation, our duty, and our responsibility to honor the efforts of those no longer here. On this father's day I honor you my son for all that you did in the short time you were here with us.
Richard petrone, Saturday, June 18, 2011


May 21, 2011rnrnrnRE: Pennsylvania Missing and Unidentified Persons Clearinghouse PetitionrnrnTo the Family of Richard Petrone, Jr.: rnrn My name is Jennifer Sullivan, and I am writing this letter today on behalf of myself and Miss Kelly Vay. Kelly and I are Forensic Investigators within the city of Pittsburgh, who often find ourselves investigating the cases of missing and unidentified individuals. We have chosen to reach out to you, because you have experienced tragedy in the form of the disappearance of a loved one. May we first start our letter by stating how deeply sorry we are for what you all have gone through.rnrn You may or may not be familiar with how our state currently handles missing and unidentified person cases, but we would like to take a moment to share with you this information.rnrnAccording to Pennsylvania Code 2908, reports filed for a missing child must be handled without delay. Other than this law, our state does not have any other legislature governing how to handle missing and unidentified persons cases involving adults, elderly, or mentally and physically handicapped individuals. Furthermore, our state law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and corners do not have a statewide protocol dictating the investigations of ANY missing and unidentified persons case. rnrnAs investigators, if we discover and unidentified person, there is not a centralized agency that we can contact that will provide us with a listing of all of the missing and unidentified persons in Pennsylvania. Instead, we have to call each, individual law enforcement agency and ask them to submit their missing persons’ cases. In addition, each law enforcement agency lack guidelines that would dictate how to treat the information included in their cases. For example, medical records, dental x-rays, DNA samples, witness statements, evidence, amongst many others, are not required to be obtained, shared or submitted to the proper agencies. We cannot currently cross-reference our unidentified person information with the other cases in the state, because each agency has a different way of handling their information. Because law enforcement officers are forced to work long hours, and are inundated with various types of cases, these particular cases are often not given the attention that they so desperately need. This GREATLY impedes the chances of finding an individual alive, or finding them at all. rnrn Driven by this information, my partner and I began contacting representatives from the federal government, as well as from states that had a solid and effective protocol in place. What we found was amazing! Not only do we have the support of these individuals in implementing a similar program to Pennsylvania, but the services are FREE! Here are just some of what we would like to bring to Pennsylvania missing and unidentified persons investigations:rnrn1. The most advanced DNA testing (Submission on behalf of a family members would take minutes, and results are returned in days!)rn2. A centralized Pennsylvania Missing and Unidentified Persons Clearinghouse, requiring all agencies accept all reports immediately, and work under time constraints for the submission of all pertinent case informationrn3. Constant case review and attention. Cross-referencing will be done on a daily basis.rnrnJust one week ago, my partner and I approached our state representatives and congressmen, and hope to follow-up with a petition reflecting the voices of Pennsylvanians everywhere. If you are interested in signing this petition, we would gladly provide it to you via email, or U.S. mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. We strongly urge you to take just a few moments to sign this petition, in an attempt, to make an invaluable change. Arizona has done it! Florida has done it! Arkansas, New Jersey and California too! The citizens of Pennsylvania have the power to pass this into legislation! rn rn We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to review this letter, and would be eternally grateful for your support! If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us. rnrnSincerely,rnrnJennifer A. Sullivan rn724-797-6354rn rnKelly J. Vayrn443-955-9564rnrnrnrnrnrn“YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD.” – MAHATMA GANDHIrn
Jennifer Sullivan, Friday, May 20, 2011


Dear Petrone and Imbo families, I am originally from Northeast Philly and am currently a Police Officer in Montgomery County, MD. I have known about Richard and Danielle's disappearance since it made the local news back home. I want you to know, that I regularly think about Richard and Danielle, and that I keep a lookout for them on my beat and in my travels from Philadelphia to D.C. Although, it has been six years, I have never forgotten about their welfare. From time to time, I check in with the South Detectives Division, in case any new leads develope. My wife and I often visited clubs and shops along South Street when we were single. So, this "hits home" for me. Please keep your faith alive. I continue to pray for your entire family that Richard and Danielle are located. If there is ever anything I can do to help, please contact me. God Bless!
Officer Steven Pascali, Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Richie and Marge, have been thinking again of your severe loss and just wanted you both to know both that you are in my prayer's during this Easter time and may God continue giving his strength to you as time keeps trying to unlock this mystery. Dan
Danny Bates, Friday, April 22, 2011


I know Springsteen's music was huge for Richard and I recently listened to 'On The Streets Of Philadelphia'. The tenor of this song cuts through your soul, takes you to a place seldom visited in our daily lives but music has a way of giving new life, providing hope and easing pain.rnLiving in CC Philadelphia I visit South Street more than most and when I walk down that street I always see Richard... Smiling.rn"Aint No Angel Gonna Greet Me, It's You and I My Friend..."rnRichard still lives, happily, for all those who knew him and continue to celebrate his memory on these pages. A true kindred spirit forever missed.
Michael Nardi, Thursday, April 21, 2011


I did not know Richard or Danielle. God loves you. He loves your families. From my soul may you and Danielle be blessed. Your story has touched the lives of those who never knew you, but who care and pray you are in peace. We love you. Jesus is taking care of you now. God Bless.
Jillian Durham, Monday, April 4, 2011


I have never met Rich or Danielle, but as a Philadelphian this case has been in my mind and heart since the beginning. I pray that some day there is closure for your families.
Tracey, Thursday, March 17, 2011


Dear Rich and Marge,rnWe are thinking of you and you are in our prayers, not just this weekend, but everyday. rnRic and Diane
Ric Ballezzi Sr, Saturday, February 19, 2011


I wish this day didn't have to be linked to you in this way, buddy. It's so easy to get caught up in everyday living, something many of us take for granted. I wish you had that choice too. Stacey reminded me last night of what day today was. It's a day I don't like to think about. Yet still, if it means having to think about you, then I'll take it. Otherwise, what else do I have? CD's, t-shirts, posters, pictures? Whatever material things I have can't hold a candle to what the essence of your "being" brought to me in life. It was something that was just there...and now it's not. All I truly have that matter now are the memories. I like thinking warm thoughts of you, which I often do. The stuff that makes me smile from ear to ear. I talked to a good friend tonight that I haven't spoken to in a while. He reminds me alot of you. Not in the way he looks or talks, or even in his interests. It's his inner being. It's hard to describe it, but you just know what it is,...that warm, unconditional love, trust and happiness that someone brings to you that you can't put a price on. A bond that can never be broken in life...only in death.rnrnThe only way I can come close to still feeling your essence now in life is through music. And, I'm so very thankful for that. Memories alone are merely thoughts, but when they are blended with the music we shared...ahh, then you are there with me, my friend. And since that is all that I have, then that is what I will take and cherish. So. as I say goodnight to you this night, I play Bruce's Blood Brothers...and you are here with me.rnrnLove and miss you buddy,rnTPrnrnI'll keep movin' through the dark with you in my heart,rnmy blood brother.
Tom Pelle, Friday, February 18, 2011


Dearest Richard, rnrnJust to let you know that you will never be forgotten. I can still see your face, I can still hear your voice and I can still recall your funny stories and sense of humor. No one can take that away. We miss you so much and I just wanted you to know wherever you are that I am thinking of you on this day and always. Love, Rosemarie
Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Friday, February 18, 2011


dear marge and rich,rnrn today is the day ...i feel so much heartache for yournrnnot only today but each and everyday ...cant imagine the overwheling heartache..rnrni just read big rich's postrnrnforever youngrnrnmay he be forever young in your heart'''rnrnlovernrncass,tom and matt fayrnxxx
cass fay, Friday, February 18, 2011


Richie, you were like my second son and I loved you and today I'm still missing you. To Marge & Rich there are no words to express how I feel, I hope and pray that an answer will come soon.rnrnLove, Diana
Diana Vona (Pantisano), Friday, February 18, 2011


I never missed your smile til it was gone from our sight
rnI never missed your sparkling eyes til they were stolen in the night
rnNow your booming laugh is silenced
rnAnd your mighty heart is still
rnSo much of you seems frozen in space and time
rnAs I look upon your pictures, nothing has changed
rnAs we've grown older, you remain the same; forever young
rnAnd again I am reminded of this song when you were only 5 years old
rnWhich turned out to be true...
rn     May you grow up to be righteous
rn     May you grow up to be true
rn     May you always know the truth
rn     And see the lights surrounding you
rn     May you always be courageous
rn     Stand upright and be strong
rn     May you stay forever young
rnBecause of a thief in the night your youth, your future and your life were stolen. rnBut you will still remain forever young and strong and beautiful
rich petrone, Friday, February 18, 2011


I'm leaving my family
rnI'm leaving all my friends
rnMy body's been broken
rnBut my soul is in the wind
rnIt wasn't my choice
rnBut my time's at an end rnrn

Say goodbye to my Angel
rnTell her not to cry
rnMy farewell is written
rnBy the moon in the sky

I left my broken body
rnI left that time and space
rnI live now in your thoughts and dreams
rnAnd your heart's special place rnrn

Remember me
rnYou can't follow me
rnI'm traveling alone
rnJust hold me in you heart awhile
rnTil I find my way home

rich petrone, Friday, February 18, 2011


8-29-10 Asbury Park


It's a hot summer morning. The car is loaded with your favorite music and I head north to your favorite town. rnFor more than an hour those certain Springsteen songs are blasting and I remember you so clearly, rnso full of happiness and joy and LIFE.rnrn

I believe in the love
rnI believe in the faith
rnI believe in the hope...and I prayrnrn

The songs bring such strong emotions and vivid memories that I can feel you in the music.rn

It is spiritual and thru the tears I drive on to that most sacred of places for you, where rnyou heard the words and felt the power of the music. Like a church this gospel offered the promise rnof redemption and maybe even salvation thru faith. And God knows you tried mightily.rnrn

Driving thru town I pass the streets and places that resonate in our shared songs.rnAlong the storied boardwalk I walk thru the ancient convention center and on past Madam Marie's.rnrn

As people stroll the boards enjoying the sun drenched day, none could guess at the heartbreak rnfelt and shared just a few steps away. Your mother had made trip alone that day concerned for me rnalong with a desire to see the place that meant so much to you. Sitting in a restaurant on the rnboardwalk she offered a toast to "Richard." The waiter approached and seeing the tears in her eyes rnasked if there was anything he could do If only. Everything is wrong and nothing seems right. rnNothing can ever be whole again. Its the worst day of the's your birthday. rnrn

Everything is everything, but you're missing
Rich Petrone, Friday, February 18, 2011


Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Melissa Cannistraci, Friday, February 18, 2011


Although I do not know either Richard or Danille, I think about the two of them frequently and pray for peace for them and their families. I cannot believe that it has been 6 years next week and there still has been nothing. I am very sadden for Danielle's son and pray that those around him are keeping her memory strong for him. God Bless and I pray that one day the truth will be known.rnrnPeacernrnMelissarnPennsauken, NJ
Melissa Sheely, Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Hi, I get visions of what happened, I get it from deep meditation . I am just trying to help. I see a truck driving losing control into a ditch right next to a highway..I am feeling New jerseyish...I feel like they have crossed over to the other side. I see Red don't know why!! I see nice teeth don't know why..I see that you need to know that they are good. I know they will locate the truck with the bodies there in the near future. This is sometimes not 100 percent so but close. He was Driving!! I see loss control and a tree and a ditch. you can email me if you like..I see long stretch and fell to the right..ditch and tree were on the right side!!! I see driving in dark and no one is on the road. I feel the search was done poorly. peace
vinny, Monday, February 7, 2011


Dear Little Rich, I'm sorry it has taken me almost six years to express my thoughts. I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. You were so beautiful and your eyes- Oh my GOd, they were incredible. I watched you grow into a wonderful man and father. I think about you everyday and pray for you. We spent a tremendous amount of time together and I cherished every moment. I think you know how much you meant to me but in case you didn't, I loved you very, very much. Writing is not one of my strong suits, that is why I sit and talk about you with your father. Talking with dad allows me to feel close to you. Life has a way of continuing BUT it will never be the same without you. I promise not to wait six years to write you again.rnrnLove, Joe
Joseph Bonavitacola, Friday, February 4, 2011