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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/27 16:57:33 (permalink)
Oh yes PP riding the Big Banana.  We met up a few years back on my trip south to my father's in FL.  I had asked him what he was going to be driving (so I could watch for him if I got there first) "Just look for me and my big banana".  When this bright yellow motorcycle pulled in the parking lot I KNEW who it was.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/27 17:13:56 (permalink)
Obit For Poverty Pete
 
Mr. Steven Eric Peterson, age 63 of Nashville, Tennessee passed away, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN.  Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, March 31 at 1 PM at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Pastor Shane Hines officiating.
 
Mr. Peterson, a native of Milan, Indiana, was the son of the late, Dale and Bettie Pate Peterson. 
 
Mr. Peterson worked as a truck driver and especially enjoyed driving the truck which carried equipment for Father Ryan High School Marching Band.  He became very involved with the students and their parents and became a valuable member of the band. 
 
He also drove on tour with VanGuard Musicians, a group of high school and college performers.  These experiences eventually led to touring and driving for many country music stars.
 
Mr. Peterson was also a member of the Roadfood team, a group of people who met at various restaurants in various locations to meet, eat and critique the local flavor.  Results of their experiences and their recommendations can be found online.  Mr. Peterson also enjoyed reading.
 
Mr. Peterson is survived by two sisters, Sally Brown and her husband, Lincoln of Tullahoma and Sue Munz of San Diego, CA and five nieces and nephews, Whitney Scott and Rebecca Releford, both of Tullahoma, James Dibble and his wife, Kim of Brentwood, Holly Anastas and her husband, Jeff of San Diego, CA and Ryan Muze of Los Angelos, CA.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Father Ryan Marching Band.
Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com
DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
 
Here is a link to Steve's Find A Grave Memorial
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=144243751
 
post edited by CajunKing - 2015/03/27 17:26:05
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/27 17:32:00 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby jmckee 2015/03/30 13:12:40

 
Cheers, my friend.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/27 17:48:36 (permalink)
I never met the man, I wish I had. I always enjoyed his posts and it was obvious he always lived life to the fullest, his status here with his fellow RF's is indeed testament to his great carachter. My condolences to his family and all of you who had the joy of his friendship, may he rest in peace and in sight of the Lord!
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/27 18:14:06 (permalink)
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😥. All these years of knowing him I never knew his name was Steve. Rest in Peace, Steve.

I didn't know his real name either, but I remember his postings, as well as Al's, Bushie's, and many other long time posters here on RF. A musical tribute seems appropriate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mJ08-pyDLg
Rest in peace, Steve.
post edited by JB-ME - 2015/03/27 18:24:35
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/27 18:54:37 (permalink)
I'm deeply sorry to hear this. PP was a nice man, and I know we'll all miss him. I'll be keeping his family & friends in my prayers. <3
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/27 18:59:33 (permalink)
Rest In Peace.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/27 19:26:04 (permalink)
Steve also was a Certified Master Brewer, a graduate of the Siebel Institute of Technology & World Brewing Academy in Chicago, and had judged beer competitions around the world. Additionally, Steve was a judge of barbeque competitions. The last time Steve was here in Columbus he just had time for breakfast before having to head off on the road again. We went to a place called the Grill & Skillet, and I remember he had the country fried steak, eggs and hash browns. He was kind, and pronounced the food almost edible. I'm really going to miss him.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/27 22:44:32 (permalink)
Steve and I recently exchanged posts regarding good Hot Dogs in Nashville versus Chicago.  We promised to treat each other to our city's best versions if we ever got the opportunity to meet up.  It sounded like there was a possibility he might even join the group in May, here in Chicago.  Now we will need to raise a Dog in his memory.
 
So sorry he won't be here to enjoy the food and camaraderie.
 
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/28 00:17:50 (permalink)
Oh no! He was just here a week ago with a show, and while we met we didn't realize we were each other until they'd already pulled out (it was a busy show day for everybody). We were gonna make it happen next time. I just can't... wow. I hope he sleeps well, and those who knew and loved him are comforted by their memories of him.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/28 00:37:18 (permalink)
For all the comments and jokes about the "Mayor" title etc and the crown that appears now and then.. I came across this photo  of the day Steve conned a number of you into donating to buy the thing off the shelf at LYYN'S PARADISE CAFE, IN LOUISVILLE. Here we are as we left the restaurant that day after a late breakfast. Steve seems quite proud of himself for his prank.
 

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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/28 02:11:20 (permalink)
Does anyone know what name the "Band Kids" knew him as?
Did they know him as Steve or Poverty Pete or some other name?
I wonder if they had a Nickname for him?
I'd like to make a donation to the Fr. Ryan band and would like to use the name they knew him by.
Maybe if someone is willing to volunteer to head it up we could collectively contribute as a group if someone would be willing to collect the money and handle it.
post edited by Foodbme - 2015/03/28 02:12:27
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/28 08:54:57 (permalink)
At work when asked how we are doing a common reply is a sarcastic "Living the dream." Even before reading the tributes here, I knew from Steve's postings that he really was living his dream. I especially liked reading about his travels with the Drum Corps. I can imagine the kids really becoming attached to an adult like Steve on their trips away from home.
 
I'm sad to hear of our loss.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/28 09:02:32 (permalink)
Wow, this is no way to start my weekend. I met Steve last year when he was on his way to a gig at the Meadowlands. He sought me out to join him for a good Italian Hot Dog. After hooking up at a truck yard in Linden where he parked his truck we headed over to Big Blues in Linden. Steve was happy, I was happy he was happy. After lunch we spent a couple of hours shooting the breeze. All I can say is the Man led a full, interesting life. But still, way too short.
 
 
 
post edited by ken8038 - 2015/03/28 09:03:34
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/28 13:12:01 (permalink)
Very sorry to hear of Poverty Pete's (Steve's) early passing.  We never met, but it sounds as though he was quite a nice guy.  
 
 
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/28 13:33:21 (permalink)
Prayers for the Peterson family.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/28 14:17:02 (permalink)
Regarding the donations to Steve's Memorial Fund. The family has established a means to channel those donations directly towards a project they knew Steve wanted to do with the H S Band he worked with.
The fund address is listed in the post at the top of this page. I would hope that any and all who would like to donate , will do so, includinging identifing their relationship with Steve through the Roadfood Social group here.
 
There is a guestbook sign in online at the funeral home, should you wish to leave a personal message for the family.
www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com
 
Time for a "SMALL WORLD" story about my friend Steve-
 Back in the early 1990's when I was earning my title "Mayor" by railfanning the Union Pacific and Santa Fe RR's coming out of Los Angeles, one my favorite spots to watch and photograph the U.P  rail action was at the West end of the Rail Yards near Colton, CA. It so happened there was a Farmer Boys Burger Stand at the point where Miliken Ave crossed the Rail lines, and across the tracks was a huge T/A Truck Stop. I would grab a burger and onion rings and park along the back wall of the truck stop to wait for a photo op for eastbound trains..2 or 3 each hour..  The area was clearly marked NO Parking...but manyrailfans ignored the signs and loitered there for hours at a time.  Well, more than one time a truck with a T/A Employee would come out and run us off the property, threatening to have us ticketed as treaspassers.  Skip Forward 15 or 20 years and in a casual talk about our mutual SoCal times Steve commented on his job as a Manager of the T/A Truck Stop on I-10 in Ontario. As we compared notes about activity, and timing, it turned out that he had probably been the guy who ran me off the property, more than once, a decade or more before.
  Yes, It is a small world. You never know when you will cross paths with someone again... I miss our talks and the fun we shared very much.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/28 19:26:15 (permalink)
Al, it's those stories about people we lost and miss that bring smiles to our hearts.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/28 20:49:56 (permalink)
Al - I am the same way with the small world thing.  When I read PP's obit, I was shocked to find out he was born in Milan, IN.  I live 13 miles from Milan and know some Pates and Peterson's in the area.  It is a small world indeed.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/29 02:04:25 (permalink)
Al, now that you mention it, I do remember PP saying he worked for TA. I worked for TA at their corporate office in Nashville but PP was before my time there. Small World indeed!
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/29 15:38:56 (permalink)
I just learned about Steve.  I am so shocked and saddened.  Many thoughts and prayers are going out to his family and his many friends.  Al, thank you for the memorial and donation information.  I just cannot believe it.  RIP Poverty Pete.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/30 13:13:19 (permalink)
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😥. All these years of knowing him I never knew his name was Steve. Rest in Peace, Steve.

I didn't know his real name either, but I remember his postings, as well as Al's, Bushie's, and many other long time posters here on RF. A musical tribute seems appropriate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mJ08-pyDLg
Rest in peace, Steve.


OK, now I'm all weepy.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/30 13:18:38 (permalink)
I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. I have fond memories of first meeting him over Schweinshaxe at the beginning of a Glee Club trip.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/30 13:34:48 (permalink)
Devastating news.  Godspeed Steve...
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/30 23:27:43 (permalink)
I'll be leaving for Steve's service in an hour or so. It's about an 8 hour ride for me, and I will nap a bit in a rest area in the morning before visiting the family and attending the service. I will report back upon my return.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/31 00:14:33 (permalink)
Al, you are a Mensch.  What a good man, you are.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/31 06:44:37 (permalink)
Safe travels, Mr. Mayor.  I had looked forward to breaking bread with him last weekend here in NYC.  Steve is surely missed.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/31 07:56:29 (permalink)
Al
If I were closer to Tennessee, I'd be there too. Thanks for representing Steve's Roadfood family.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/31 11:13:27 (permalink)
Al is there, graveside. I heard from him this morning. He said it was quiet. He is very sad.
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Re: POVERTY PETE PASSED AWAY 2015/03/31 12:55:08 (permalink)
Thanks Al and Janet for being there.    I was never so surprised as when we walked into Moonlight BBQ last year and I thought, "Who is sitting at our table?"  It was Steve.  
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