Just thinking of Rich today.
::: Jim Taylor, Friday, October 31, 2014
Wishing Richard a happy birthday in heaven
i know your light is shining on your family
its shines ever so bright
hugs and kisses to you Marge and Rich and the family
::: Cass Fay, Saturday, August 30, 2014
Happy Birthday! Woke up today thinking of you - thinking how your life has been taken away unjustly. I know you are up there celebrating with all your family members and friends. We will never forget you. Love you always, Rosemarie
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Friday, August 29, 2014
I continue to pray every night that Rich, Marge and Angela will find peace and that God has taken Richie and Danielle into heaven with him.
::: Diane Price Meyer, Thursday, August 7, 2014
Hello, I just saw the episode on "Missing Persons" show. I am so sorry for both families loss and will say a prayer. Hope you will find out what happened and be able to put this to rest. Best of luck and God Bless All Of You.
::: Pete Costello, Sunday, July 27, 2014
I read about the case this morning, in Philadelphia magazine I'm from South Philly myself. I read it, right away. I can't imagine what you and the family go through every day all these years, as a mother and grandmother, my heart goes out to you, and your son is now in my prayers, they both are! I can't begin to understand what happened! But you don't disappear by yourself! Some one knows, that someone, will never come forward, it's the motive, that baffles me, WHY, god bless you all, Francesca Grimaldi
::: Francesca Grimaldi, Wednesday, May 14, 2014
I'm sure the estranged husband was investigated?
::: jm, Sunday, March 23, 2014
When will they arrest Danielle's ex husband in this case. So obvious he hired a hit on this couple. God Bless them both and the families for their continuous sadness. Hopefully soon an arrest will be made.
::: Frances Stevenson, Monday, February 24, 2014
I think its terrible that it took 9 years for the FBI to get off there ass’s. There pics should have been on the billboard a long time ago. I don’t know either one of the kids but I do remember the case. I think it was a pick-up truck they never found that either. I pray for there return.
::: Dave Lynch, Saturday, February 22, 2014
Dearest Richard --- another year has gone by. You will always be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. I know you are shining down on your family as so many good things are happening. Just know we all love you. Love, Rosemarie
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Friday, February 21, 2014
You will always be in my heart, I say a prayer for you everyday. I truly feel you are in that heavenly place. I'm not a man of many words so its hard for me to express what I really feel. I will get to see you someday and then I'll hug you and tell you what you meant to me.
Love you always,
::: Joe Bonavitacola, Thursday, February 20, 2014
Please always have Hope for their return, as without Hope, we have nothing! May Our Lord shine His radiance on Richie and Danielle, as well as their families! God be with all of you on this rememberance day!
::: Louis and Alyce Penna, Thursday, February 20, 2014
Did not know Richard but I just watched his story on Vanished with Beth Holloway! What a tragic event! I hope one the family may have closure, and their hearts may begin to reheal! I pray that God continues to be with your family!
::: Jassima mosley, Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I wish this date didn't have to forever be a reminder of the day we lost you, bud. We have no choice in this matter, like something etched in stone. Like many other days of the year for me, it is a day of reflection. It's hard to do, but I try not to reflect on the horror of what happened since I have no control over that, but instead reflect on all that was great about you, my friend. I was happy to visit this site and see some new photos that I hadn't seen before. It felt like a chance to see you again in some way,..the only way that I can. I'll continue to think of and speak to you often, and will always remember the friendship we had. Forever in my heart and mind, buddy.
::: Tom Pelle, Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I can't believe it has been nine years. I think of you often. Jimmy and I miss you so much. We talk about you all the time. We know that you are watching over all of us, and that you are still a part of every milestone that we encounter. Nine years seems like such a long time, but February 19 feels the same no matter how much time goes by. Love you.
::: Rachel and Jimmy, Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I just wanted to let you know that I just read an article written by the courier pst on face book. I hope and pray that one day you will have answers. I'm from south Philly which is local to South Street. It got really bad around that time. There were gangs called wolf packs. They robbed myself ad a friend around 1 :00 leaving a bar. Just thought I should mention it. Prayers for your families. Take care, Karen White
::: Karen White, Monday, February 17, 2014
To My dear Dear friends,
No words can ever express :(
I think of you often ,i think of Richard and his larger than life persona..What a beautiful person.
now im happy to see him live on in his beautiful Grandson
What a gift from god he is;
Warmly With Love,
::: Cass Fay, Sunday, February 16, 2014
I didnt know Richard but worked with Danielle! I cant begin to understand your pain but i have lost my parents and i know how that hurts my heart. I wish and hope that someday you have closure. None of this made sense to me when it happened and i still do not understand how 2 people and a large vehicle goes missing and not a single clue! Just wanted to say my thoughts hopes and prayers are with both families and congrats on your grandson.
::: Claudia Brodzik, Sunday, February 16, 2014
I just watched Richard and Danielle's story on "Vanished" with Beth Holloway. It really tugged at my heartstrings! I was hoping to find a better outcome when I looked online for an update. I wish the saying "time heals all wounds" was true, but after going through a similar experience I know it is not. I will keep your families in my prayers and pray that the angels keep Richard and Danielle in their light. God bless you all
::: Kristina Marie, Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Though I don't know either of u I do know your both someone's son and daughter someone's brother and sister mother and father my heart goes out to the families and I pray to St Anthony that they be found soon. Such a heartache. Please don't give up the faith
::: Rosemarie, Thursday, December 12, 2013
I wrote once before wish i could have came to this site and seen some good news, but sadly that isn't the case i cant believe its been 8 years now! I keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope that one day your son will be returned to you.
::: Gina Camillo, Saturday, October 26, 2013
Remembering you on your 44th birthday. I will never forget you, your glorious smile and funny demeanor. Always fun to be around and never a dull moment with that sparkling personality. I hope you are happy and at peace where you are. Some day I will be up there with you ---finally getting to see you again. Love, Rosemarie
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Thursday, August 29, 2013
Eternity. Always was always would be. Time with no beginning and no end. And we are simply grains of sand. But for a brief flicker we come alive. We matter to some. We play a part in these dreams we call life. The length of time we are here doesn't matter. It is but an instant. But in that instant lies all that life has for us. All the joy and sorrow, pain and pleasure. All the people we know and love. All the people we helped to create. All the things we do to make to make each day our own. All the little things we did in all the uncounted minutes of our lives. These are the things that count. These are the things that those of us who are still here remember.
::: Richard Petrone, Thursday, August 29, 2013
I remember when this first happened. I still to this day think of them from time to time and do a quick Google search hoping to see they have found them. I have heard of many cases in the news and for whatever reason this one stuck with me. Maybe because Danielle had a young son like I do or maybe because I lost my Dad at a young age like Richard's daughter is dealing with. I still pray that some closer will one day be found.
::: Carol Smith, Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I never knew the couple but every now and then I think of them and pray they're found,
::: Deb, Sunday, July 21, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you, I read this in 2005 and thought how horrible , I always prayed that they would be found and now , 8 years, still nothing. All I can do for you is pray, but now that you have 2 beautiful angels that will never leave your hearts
::: Janice Kraemer, Monday, March 18, 2013
Remembering you both in prayer!!!!!!!
::: Louis and Alyce penna, Thursday, March 7, 2013
To the Petrone Family,
Please know that I am thinking of you all at this time and always. This is such a sad time for so many good people. Keep the faith and know that you, Richard, and Danielle are never forgotten. Be well my friends and I wish you peace.
::: Tim Cooney, Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Dearest Richard - Today will always be a rough, tough day to get through but I will never ever forget you -- remembering you, your family, your smile, your laugh and your exhuberance for life.
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Tuesday, February 19, 2013
It seems like yesterday or maybe it seems like 100 years .hard to believe that you have been gone 8 yrs.
my prayers for you and your family is PEACE
Marge,rich and family
i think of you guys all the time
prayers your way
::: Cass and Tom Fay, Thursday, February 14, 2013
And now we have to make sense
Out of the senseless
Everyday life carries us along
But someday someone has to pay
They have to answer for their acts
And I don't mean some final judgement day
But here and now
On this earth and in this life
You left a life unfinished
You left a song unsung
Memories to be made
Stories to tell
A Grandson to raise
There were fish to catch
And balls to throw
Pucks to shoot
And girls to love
There was music to hear
And concerts too
Sunrises and sunsets to toast
And marvel at their beauty
Christmas mornings to open the gifts
You put so much thought in
All that and more is gone
Somewhere there's an answer
Somewhere there's a reason
And a person
Who put a plan in motion
::: Richard Petrone, Thursday, February 7, 2013
I wish I could put in this message what I feel in my heart but thats impossible. I love you and think about you everyday.You will always have a huge place in my heart. Love,
::: Joe Bonavitacola, Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I think of this couple all the time I just don't understand why an arrest hasn't been made? Someone has to know something! Can't 48 hours or one of these crime shows bring this case back to life? It is just the saddest thing. I feel Danielle's husband is behind this and poor Richard just happened to be there. I feel so bad for both families. With Facebook reaching millions maybe a post could be made featuring their story. I just wanted you to know they have not been forgotten. I pray for them all the time.
::: Frances S., Friday, February 1, 2013
How long have I been sleeping
How long have I been lying to myself
Waiting for someone else to do justice
Wanting someone else to do the dirty work
Every day I rise and fall
I try and I fail
I push and push and push
Looking for answers
Sometimes I wonder
Were you ever really here
There's no urn with your ashes
No marker for your bones
Just a box of cd's and ticket stubs
And every card you ever sent me
Memories of a life
Well heaven's no closer
And the angels are older
As I stare out at the ocean in Asbury Park
Another birthday, another wasted year
Time is running out
A reckoning awaits and
Heaven and hell are just around the corner
You were in love with the night
The magic and the music
But you forgot what our old friend said
You forgot the lurker
The thief in the night
He stole your dreams when he stole your life
Someday I'll forget about you
As soon as my heart stops breaking
As soon as forever is through
::: Rich Petrone, Tuesday, January 29, 2013
may your soul not be restless...may it have found the peace that you deserve....you are so loved ...and so missed.....merry christmas little rich....love always aunt lisaxoxoxo
::: aunt lisa, Monday, December 24, 2012
These two individuals are still in my thoughts and prayers.
::: Nylo, Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I agree Elle! it defies logic.. Im sure this case would be solved, I follow as well. The truth always prevails and the families will be given peace..! We see it time in and time out, All you need is the one big break and its coming. Blessings and prayers to the families.
History shows in cases like this, the victim(s) knows their killer(s) or the killer(s) was hired by someone that knows the victims.
::: quinton, Monday, November 5, 2012
I have followed this case from the day they disappeared. I check online often and have made suggestions to the SP. I did not know Richard or Danielle but at the time I was working for a newspaper and the story was big and stayed with me to this day. It is one I will never let go of. Last night I woke up with Danielle on my mind. I don't know why so this morning I checked to see if the case had progressed. I see it has not. How do two adults and a vehicle disappear without a trace? It almost defies logic yet it points to a well planned abduction.
There are no words I can say to ease the pain your family endures every single day. I am sorry for the loss to the families and the children of Richard and Danielle and I still hope for that miracle.
::: Elle Jillian Brontee, Monday, October 15, 2012
Dear Marge, Rich and the Petrone family,
My thought and Prayers go out to you today and every day
wishing all peace in there souls, words could never express the feeling that i want to say please know i think of you all birthday wishes go out to richard on his 43rd birthday
it was a special day when he was born...a beautiful person came onto this planet...he had so much to share with all.
Love and xxxoooo
Cass, Tom and Matt Fay
::: cass fay, Thursday, August 30, 2012
Remembering you today -- the day you were born. Happy Birthday, Richard. Think of you all the time and still can picture your face smiling away at something or other. Say hello to my brother (Joebay) up there with you in heaven.
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Wednesday, August 29, 2012
oh very young what will you leave us this time...your only dancing on this earth for a short while...and though your dreams may toss and turn you now...they will vanish away like your dad's best jeans...denim blue...faded up to the sky...and though you want them to last forever you know you never will...and the patches make the goodbye harder still...oh very young what will you leave us is time...they'll never be a better chance to change our mind...and if you want this world to see better days...will you carry the words i will love you..will you?...will you ride the great white bird into heaven...and though you want to last forever you know you never will...and the journey makes the goodbye harder still..."cat stevens"...tomorrow...like every other day...i wish that your soul and spirit are at peace...my eternally young and beautiful nephew...luv aunt lisa xoxox
::: aunt lisa, Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Hello Rich, Marge and Christine, we think of you all often and will never forget that day. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all and will keep praying for justice to be served and questions to be answered. Richie always loved my dad, you all did. I miss him very much too. I remember the get togethers at Aunt Roes as young ones and remember visiting the bakery after dad passed and how much Richie would smile at the mention of Joe Bay. Please if you need anything we r here. Elaine Maria Laura Joey and Carlo
::: maria faragalli saddler, Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Dear Petrone Family, Every single day my thoughts drift to Rich over something...sports, music, our daughters, baking, but usually it's something I know he'd have found hysterical.I still instinctively reach for the phone to share it with him. Man, I need to hear that laugh! I can only imagine the pain ya'll are dealing with. Well, I'm constantly thinking about and praying for the Family.Hope it helps a little. I just really miss my friend. joe b.
::: Joseph Binstead, Thursday, August 23, 2012
I just don't understand it, how could this happen?
::: Leon Robinson Jr, Monday, July 30, 2012
There used to be a light for all the world to see
A gleam and a sparkle
That sprang from your heart and danced in your eyes
An open window to your soul
Along with your smile and your ready laugh
It was the essence of you
For years I loved that light in your eyes
But now that light's a little dimmer
The sparkle's not the same
Your eyes are a bit heavier
They show the price that's paid
For the love of a child.
::: Richard Petrone, Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I didn't know either Richard or Danielle, but I still - to this very day - do not forget them, their children, their families or friends. I hope and pray that one day this will be answered and you all given the peace that you need. In my thoughts and prayers.
::: Cheryl, Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I worked next door to Abiliene's for a few years at Fat Tuesday and remember this story well. Was always a major mystery. I used to love going there and having a few drinks after hours. I always remember hearing rumors about it. I even heard recently that a man from the Port RIchmond area that commited suicide left a note claiming responsibility for this crime. Of course this is just hearsay like all the rest, buts its amazing even to this day people still talk about it. Very bizarre. But I wish everyone connected to these two the best and hope they can get closure soon.
::: Mike, Thursday, June 14, 2012
Hi. I posted before a long time back. I can't remember when, but not knowing Richard or Danielle, this still touched me and I think of it time to time. I just wanted to let you know that the 'public' has not forgotten about this either. I will continue to pray. I'm a heads up kind of girl so nothing is impossible to me.
Thinking of you always, Family and friends.
::: Louise Bader, Friday, March 30, 2012
Brother Rich....as usual,I'm up in the middle of the night, thinking of ya'....Man, what I would trade just for one more of your phone calls...to hear that familiar "YOOO.."on the other line.Miss you tons, Bro....
::: Joseph Binstead, Monday, March 19, 2012
Youtube search Kiko Come Home. We used Rich's missing poster in a tribute to missing 2 year old Bianca Jones & missing people everywhere. I am sorry for your loss..
::: KiKo, Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Good morning Richard! I woke up today thinking of you --this time of the year is always so difficult -- so many bad thoughts and memories. But I know you are at peace - I know it. I feel it. You are looking down at us and wanting so to tell your family that you are happy - you are at peace. We love you and miss you - always.
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Monday, February 20, 2012
Dear Rich and Marge,
You and Richard are in my prayers every day. Today is tough, and it's hard to come up with the right words, but there are a lot of people sending you their thoughts, their prayers and their love to you, which matters more than words.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
With love from the Ballezzi family.
Ric Ballezzi Sr
::: Ric Ballezzi Sr, Sunday, February 19, 2012
Still in our hearts, strong and true. You will live on in our lives and never be forgotten
::: Rich Petrone, Sunday, February 19, 2012
always on my mind,i remember my granddaughter is 7 yrs old feb 19 is a day i wont forget . prying for you guys .
::: cousin pat and marylou maiellano, Saturday, February 18, 2012
Dear Marge,Rich and family,
Remembering you at this most sad time..always in my thoughts and prayers...
::: Cass and Tom Fay, Friday, February 17, 2012
I just saw the story about your son on television and although it's little consolation my heart goes out to you and your family. I will pray for you Mrs. Petrone. Although I live in Ridley Park I had never heard of this case and your story and seeing this happen in a part of the city I love hit close to home. Although a kind word can never take away your pain I hope you find peace.
::: Ray Richards, Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Brother Rich, No matter how much time passes, not a day goes by that I don't think of you. You schooled me on a lot of things I wouldn't have known without you,and I try to copy your infectious spirit toward life. I miss SO MUCH picking up the phone & hearing "YOOO!!".It just sucks that I can't holla at ya'. OK, Grandpa...I know I'll see you one day soon. I'll bring the Crown Royal....
::: Joseph Binstead, Saturday, January 28, 2012
I knew Danielle a little and knew her brother John better. I remember them both as being beautiful people and kind. I never got to know Richard but I do know many people who did know him and I havent heard one negative word about him, even prior to his disappearance. I cant believe that there have not been any answers in this case. I pray very hard that some kind of peace and solace will find both the Petrone and Ottobre families and that someone will come forward and tell the truth about what happened that day.
::: John Shields, Monday, January 23, 2012
Sorry, I meant to say great-grandson.
::: Diane Meyer, Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Rich and Margie,
Remembering you both at this special time of year. Look at your grandson and find peace that Richard's memory lives on.
::: Diane Price, Tuesday, December 20, 2011
My tears are not enough but they are all I have to give you...to not KNOW must be the bitterest root of all.
::: Bill Fedun, Friday, December 2, 2011
my dear nephew...how 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, Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Love fills the spaces you left behind
And peace like a river flows over the grandson you will never know
Maybe there's a heaven but I don't believe in magic
::: Richard Petrone, Thursday, November 24, 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, Monday, October 31, 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, Monday, October 31, 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.
::: Michelle Watson, Thursday, October 13, 2011
Hey my buddy,
Another 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.
::: TP, Wednesday, September 7, 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, Monday, August 29, 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, Monday, August 29, 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.
happy b day.
Kiss my family. God bless..
::: Cuzn donna, Monday, August 29, 2011
Nothing to say
Even less to feel
There's no more left
For this sorrow to steal
I wish I could have asked forgiveness
I wish I could have undone the wrongs
All the silly, stupid, senseless slights
That we carried around far too long
Now it's your birthday
And you're not here
I can't find you
So off to Asbury Park
The boardwalk, beach,bars and tears
And your music, always music
Where I can catch a glimpse of you,
Brief and bittersweet but it's the best I can do
At least I know that you'll be there
And somewhere in those songs I find your sweetness
I feel your soul and your sense of joy
At the end of the day I'll have a drink or 3 or 4
A toast to my dead son
Who lies I know not where
I'll sit in the dark, and the silence
For judgement day
For the fates to make their play
For justice, for revenge
God...damn you God
This was no way for a good man to go down
::: Rich Petrone, Sunday, August 28, 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 ), Sunday, August 28, 2011
Happy Birthday richard...we celebrate the day you were born..
Awesome person...love to u and ur family
::: cass tom matt fay, Saturday, August 27, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and the family of Danielle! This is such a horriable thing!
::: Deanna, Monday, July 11, 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.
A true friend and a wonderful person. He will always bring a smile to my face.
::: Pat Demitrio, Tuesday, June 28, 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, Sunday, June 19, 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, Sunday, June 19, 2011
May 21, 2011
RE: Pennsylvania Missing and Unidentified Persons Clearinghouse Petition
To the Family of Richard Petrone, Jr.:
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.
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.
According 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.
As 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.
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:
1. The most advanced DNA testing (Submission on behalf of a family members would take minutes, and results are returned in days!)
2. 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 information
3. Constant case review and attention. Cross-referencing will be done on a daily basis.
Just 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!
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::: Jennifer Sullivan, Saturday, May 21, 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, Thursday, May 5, 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, Saturday, April 23, 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.
Living in CC Philadelphia I visit South Street more than most and when I walk down that street I always see Richard... Smiling.
"Aint No Angel Gonna Greet Me, It's You and I My Friend..."
Richard 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, Friday, April 22, 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, Tuesday, April 5, 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, Friday, March 18, 2011
Dear Rich and Marge,
We are thinking of you and you are in our prayers, not just this weekend, but everyday.
Ric and Diane
::: Ric Ballezzi Sr, Sunday, February 20, 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.
The 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.
Love and miss you buddy,
I'll keep movin' through the dark with you in my heart,
my blood brother.
::: Tom Pelle, Saturday, February 19, 2011
Just 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, Saturday, February 19, 2011
dear marge and rich,
today is the day ...i feel so much heartache for you
not only today but each and everyday ...cant imagine the overwheling heartache..
i just read big rich's post
may he be forever young in your heart'''
cass,tom and matt fay
::: cass fay, Saturday, February 19, 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.
::: Diana Vona (Pantisano), Saturday, February 19, 2011
I never missed your smile til it was gone from our sight
I never missed your sparkling eyes til they were stolen in the night
Now your booming laugh is silenced
And your mighty heart is still
So much of you seems frozen in space and time
As I look upon your pictures, nothing has changed
As we've grown older, you remain the same; forever young
And again I am reminded of this song when you were only 5 years old
Which turned out to be true...
May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Because of a thief in the night your youth, your future and your life were stolen. But you will still remain forever young and strong and beautiful
::: rich petrone, Saturday, February 19, 2011
I'm leaving my family
I'm leaving all my friends
My body's been broken
But my soul is in the wind
It wasn't my choice
But my time's at an end
Say goodbye to my Angel
Tell her not to cry
My farewell is written
By the moon in the sky
I left my broken body
I left that time and space
I live now in your thoughts and dreams
And your heart's special place
You can't follow me
I'm traveling alone
Just hold me in you heart awhile
Til I find my way home
::: rich petrone, Saturday, February 19, 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. For more than an hour those certain Springsteen songs are blasting and I remember you so clearly, so full of happiness and joy and LIFE.
I believe in the love
I believe in the faith
I believe in the hope...and I pray
The songs bring such strong emotions and vivid memories that I can feel you in the music.
It is spiritual and thru the tears I drive on to that most sacred of places for you, where you heard the words and felt the power of the music. Like a church this gospel offered the promise of redemption and maybe even salvation thru faith. And God knows you tried mightily.
Driving thru town I pass the streets and places that resonate in our shared songs. Along the storied boardwalk I walk thru the ancient convention center and on past Madam Marie's.
As people stroll the boards enjoying the sun drenched day, none could guess at the heartbreak felt and shared just a few steps away. Your mother had made trip alone that day concerned for me along with a desire to see the place that meant so much to you. Sitting in a restaurant on the boardwalk she offered a toast to "Richard." The waiter approached and seeing the tears in her eyes asked if there was anything he could do If only. Everything is wrong and nothing seems right. Nothing can ever be whole again. Its the worst day of the year...it's your birthday.
Everything is everything, but you're missing
::: Rich Petrone, Saturday, February 19, 2011
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
::: Melissa Cannistraci, Saturday, February 19, 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.
::: Melissa Sheely, Thursday, February 10, 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, Tuesday, February 8, 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.
::: Joseph Bonavitacola, Saturday, February 5, 2011
Dear Rich and Marge, Just wanted to tell you, that our
prayers never cease for all of you,and my children and I
talk about you often. As a mother Marge,my heart is so very
heavy for you,and of course Rich....
We Love You, Elaine
::: Elaine DellaRocca Faragalli, Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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
Wanting to recognize the 41st birthday of richards and hoping that he is shing 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
::: cass fay, Sunday, August 29, 2010
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!!
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Sunday, August 29, 2010
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
I am watching Nancy Grace tonight for the first time in years and it made me think of this. I don't know either family but I actually think of Richard and Danielle often. I followed this for quite a long time. I live right outside of Philly and go to South Street a lot and cannot even imagine how this could happen and go unsolved for so long!! I am very sorry that both families have to go through this. I must have missed that news report on Fox but I'm glad it's still out there! I hope it gets out more. I just wanted you to know that there are people out there who don't forget and hope and pray you find some kind of answers soon.
::: Louise Bader, Thursday, June 3, 2010
I don't know your son or Danielle but often think of them since I saw the initial news reports of their disappearance 5 years ago. Although I can't imagine your suffering in not knowing where they are, I felt compelled to let you know that people you don't know are still hopeful they will be found alive and safe.
Never stop looking. Don't give up hope. Keep their story alive so others don't stop looking either. I will keep your families in my thougts and prayers.
::: Hillary Jackson, Tuesday, May 18, 2010
There was a body of a Richard Petrone Jr. found in Knoxville. Please go to www.knoxnews.com they described him of a homeless man. I was just trying to find a picture of him in an obit because I run a homeless ministry, and we have memorial wall for those who die. I found this website, so if this is him, please let me know. My prayers are with your family that you will find answers soon of his whereabouts.
::: Stephanie Mitchum, Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Richard Petrone Sr., There are no words I can say to express my sorrow for you and your family. As a parent myself, your experience is unimaginable. We were grade school classmates many years ago at St. Monica's but not really friends just some mutual friends between us. None the less Rich, your story hits heartfelt emotions. Having known you in our youth only brings the story closer to home. Continue in your faith and God continue to give you and your family the strength to carry on. My prayers are with you and yours now and always, so somehow you will find the peace and closure you seek.
::: nrirn, Sunday, May 2, 2010
A family in Florida got some answers today when their van was found...I pray for this family often and and know the not knowing is awful...please answer their prayers on this Easter weekend...
::: ali, Thursday, April 1, 2010
Richard.. I think about you and your family, and wonder every day what could have happened to you.. I think of your mom, dad and sister and pray for them that one of these days you will walk in the front door...
We miss you..
::: Karen Whilt, Sunday, March 28, 2010
I just want to say, for some reason I think about them all the time. I carry around in my handbag the picture from a missing persons site. I feel that when I see it in my handbag, I will remember to say a prayer for them and to find them. When I firsat heard they were missing, (Idid not know them) Something popped into my head, I know it sounds crazy and I do not claim to be anything other then a normal person who sometimes gets these odd things pop in my mind. But any way, I felt sad and saw a black (not his truck) like big jeep or something like a big black jeep. I am sorry to say I saw it in water. I know you heard the water part before, I also saw Delaware river. I have not really talked about that with anyone, but for what its worth, -thats what happened to me when I heard. (also 2 men) I don't know if this is real or not, but I would prefer to be crazy then have this be true. Just know that I do pray for them and your families all the time. I so hope to be very very wrong.I don't want to make you more upset, --sometimes weird things like --me saying I feel this or that might make someone say, "Hey, remember we looked at the guy with the Black big jeep looking car.--You know maybe it makes someone take a second look at something that might help. God Bless you.
::: Marie Luko, Friday, March 12, 2010
Some coward out there knows what happened to Danielle and Richard. At least be man enough to anonymously tell authorities where they can be found so their family and friends can have some peace. I pray someone will finally do the right thing.
::: FB, Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Dear Rich,Marge and family,my deepest condolences go out to you and your family.May God's blessing shine on you forever.
::: Larry DiVetro, Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Hope all of your prayers are answered soon! Following this story from Wisconsin. Can't imagine what you all are going through. Hopefully this can come to an end soon.
::: Jennifer, Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Miss you Rich.the pictures brought back the good times.Tommy Howell
::: Tommy Howell, Sunday, February 21, 2010
Dear Marge,Rich and Family,
Thinking of you today and praying for peace in your lives!
Tom, Cass and Matt Fay
::: cassiefay, Friday, 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, Friday, 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 Fortuna, Friday, 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, Friday, 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.
Elaine and Family
::: Elaine Faragalli and Family, Friday, February 19, 2010
It makes me sad everytime this comes up in the media, someone knows what happened. Please who ever you are come forward. Because I seriously believe that someday the mystery surronding this disappearance will be revealed. Untill then, I hope for a safe return for both parties. Please God!! I am pleading with you, Bless both families & Give them the strength to be positive at a time like this....We are praying for you all......
Harry Romano & Family
::: Harry Romano Jr, Friday, February 19, 2010
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, Friday, February 19, 2010
To the Petrone Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you today. Rich, I still think about you alot and I hope someday your family finds the answers that they deserve. You are missed and loved by many.
::: Tracy Palamone, Friday, 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
::: trudy morgan, Friday, February 19, 2010
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, Friday, February 19, 2010
Hey Rich, I just wanted to say how gorgeous your grandson is. You would be so proud of your little girl. She's a great mommy and adores that baby. I look at the pics and my god he looks just like you. Miss you dearly and I can't wait for the day that we meet again so I can bust your chops POPPOP!!!!
::: Charlene, Monday, February 8, 2010
Dear Richard, There isn't a day that goes by that i dont think of you and dannielle.......We will get this person!!!!!I know that we will!!!!!!I MISS YOU LOVE YA DANA
::: dana demone, Monday, January 25, 2010
We were talking about this at work a few weeks ago. Just wanted to let you know the families of this couple are not the only ones thinking about them.
::: Terry, Sunday, January 24, 2010
I never knew Richard or Danielle.I have only followed the story since 2005. I am amazed that they are still missing.
My heart goes out to the families. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
::: Janice Kraemer, Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Tony is a long time friend of Marge way back from St Thomas grade school. We know of the tragedy involved and our hearts and prayers have been going out since we found out years ago.Marge has been so gracious in her generosity towards our daughters MS Fundraiser in 2005. Please do not give up hope Marge. We will pray until your son is found.
::: Anthony DiMartino, Thursday, January 14, 2010
Mr and Mrs Petrone,
I stumbled onto this story about a year ago. I still check periodically to see if there has been any new information. I can only imagine the heart break you both must feel every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I hope that the mystery is someday solved and you will be able to find out what happened to Richard and Danielle.
::: Carrie Paone, Monday, December 28, 2009
I am a retired private investigator and have been following this story since the tragedy occurred. I was living at the time in Deptford, NJ, a Philadelphia suburb. The area is inundated with ponds and waterways. It has always been my belief that they are underwater somewhere and won't be discovered until we have an extreme drought. I followed up the case with a reporter who had been working on it and he said this was one of the scenarios under investigation. A kidnapping of two people outside a night club in this area of Philadelphia seems so hard to have pulled off. Although this seems to be the main focus of the investigation at this point.
My heart goes out to your family and I hope in the new year you can find some closure.
You are always in my prayers.
::: JUDY FULLER, Saturday, December 12, 2009
Just wish there was an ending some resoltion..just miss a good friend and it just never seemed the same without you rich going to the concerts so after a year they basically stopped..miss you a lot buddy
::: Scott, Monday, December 7, 2009
I missed you the night the Phillies won the pennant Just as I missed you when Bruce played the full Born to Run show at the Spectrum. I miss you everytime I hold your grandson just as I do every time I see Angela's face. I miss the laughter you brought to your Mother's eyes. I miss the enthusiasm you brought to all your dreams. I miss the spirit you carried with you in all you did. I miss your passion,your intensity,your smile,your grace. I miss your music, hell I even miss your moods. I miss your wonder at discovering new things. I miss you more as time goes by and the list of special moments without you grows. I miss you my Son. Not a day goes by without the hurt reminding me of the love I miss, so especially today, thank you for the gift of your love.
::: richard petrone, Thursday, November 26, 2009
Hey,Brother Rich,you're a granpoppop! I'm SO happy for all ya'll!! Love Ya and see you someday soon. 40
::: Joseph Binstead, Wednesday, October 14, 2009
My heart continues to be heavy for my cousins, and I hope to soon learn that someone is brought to justice. May Timothy Richard bring much happiness to the family.
::: Cousin Linda, Sunday, October 4, 2009
I live just outside of Philadelphia and have followed this story for years. My prayers and thoughts go out to both families. I have posted one of the banners on my website. I do business in Chester, Montgomery, Berks and Philadelphia counties. I hope it helps.
::: Kristen Caperila, Monday, September 28, 2009
Angela Petrone and Timothy McNally welcomed their son Timothy Richard into the world today. Mother and baby are both doing well.
::: rich petrone, Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I think of this missing couple often, and my heart goes out to the families and friends who are so painfully missing this lovely couple. Please know that total strangers are thinking of you and hoping that you find your loved ones.
::: South Jersey Woman, Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Richie you are in my thoughts always. Happy Birthday to my second son.
::: Diana Pantisano, Sunday, August 30, 2009
Broken hearts and broken souls,shadows of what used to be. Not a day dawns without a tear in memory.Your heart,your spirit, your smile, your soul,the way your joy could fill a room are memories that carry us thru the day.The past is a comfort,a treasure to wrap our hearts around.But soon reality turns our thoughts to the loss...of a father, leaving his beautiful Angela to face a future without the love and strength only a dad can give.Of a brother,who never forgot what it meant to be a big brother to his sisters.Of a son,who made us a family and taught us what it meant to love someone more than you ever imagined.Of a young man on the verge of his true future.As your parents we could sense how you were pulling it all together,and its that loss and how your future was stolen that adds to the pain.But none of that can dim the memories...and so today we will gather to celebrate you and the joy you brought to all of us....our lives are better for you having been here.We love you...we miss you...happy birthday sweet prince ....Mom and Dad
::: rich and marge petrone, Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wishing you a HappyBirthday Richard!!!!!On your 40th''''
my prayers go out to u and ur family
YOU LIVE ON IN THE HEART'S THAT U HAVE TOUCHED WHILE
YOU WERE HERE
AS LONG AS THERE IS LOVE AND REMEMBER THE FEELINGS OF LOVE ALL THE LOVE U HAV CREATED IS STILL THERE
ALL THE MEMORIES ARE THERE...think of his voice he'll b there..the love is there
MY PRAYER FOR MY DEAR FRIENDS MARGE AND RICH and family
is peace in there livesand that justice will prevail
love u guys
tom and matt ,cass fay
::: cass fay, Friday, August 28, 2009
Happy Birthday my friend. You are missed so much.
::: Missy Russo, Friday, August 28, 2009
I can't believe it's your 40th birthday. Dom will be 9 the same day. I was telling him how you used to call him on his birthday since you guys shared that date. I believe he will be at your parents on Saturday with Frankie for a barbecue. You are sadly missed by many and hopefully soon your parents will have the answers they seek and so deserve. Tracy
::: Tracy Palamone, Thursday, August 27, 2009
Dearest Richard -- Happy 40th Birthday! I am always thinking of you and will continue to do so. You will always have a special place in my heart. Love, Rosemarie
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Richie and Marge, I was thinking of you and your perpetual grief until this terrible event is solved. My thoughts and prayers remain with you I hope this case is resolved. Someone will talk. Stay confident and keep the faith, best always, Danny Bates
::: Danny Bates, Monday, August 3, 2009
Rich and Margie,
My mom and I came to an 80th birthday party for her girlfriend at Gilane's on June 30th. We wanted so much to come in and give you a hug and let you know we are always thinking about you. You were closed for vacation. Sorry we missed you but we are always praying for you and Richie.
Love, Diane Price, George and Dotty Price
::: Diane Price, Thursday, July 2, 2009
I think of Rich and Danielle very often even though I have never met either and I hope and pray that they will be returned to their loved ones.
Praying daily for a resolution to the pain and horror of this unbelievable situation.
::: Melissa S, Sunday, June 14, 2009
My prayers go out to you
::: Fred, Thursday, June 4, 2009
I think of you all of the time, buddy. It's been so long since you've been gone. I really miss you and wish you were here. This act that took you from us was so senseless...and still, there is no justice. It just sucks.
::: TP, Thursday, June 4, 2009
Unbelievable. It is incomprehensible that the situation has not been brought to justice.
Stay close in spirit. Bring peace to their hearts.
::: Donna, Saturday, May 30, 2009
I don't know anyone involved in this case, but I live in Philadelphia and have long wondered how two people could just disappear along with their car. I had no idea it had been four years. I'm so sorry that your families have to go through this and I hope you get some resolution soon.
::: Anonymous, Tuesday, May 5, 2009
It's obvious who did this, Danielle's husband without a doubt!
::: BK, Wednesday, April 22, 2009
With no hesitation Marge offered to help our family in our efforts to raise funds for our daughter that has MS. She gave graciously and generously and without hesitation to our cause. Then we find out that she is carrying a burden such as this. Our family wishes we could do something to ease her pain. We can only pray for the entire Petrone family and hope that something good will happen in the near future.Richard is in our prayers everyday.
Anthony DiMartino......a classmate of Marge's from St Thomas Aquinas
::: Anthony DiMartino, Sunday, March 22, 2009
Rich and Marge, love and continued strength to you both. This is a terrible tale and justice will prevail. It has been years since we last saw each other but the memories are clear. I want you both to know that my thoughts and prayers will be added to the many others being offered and in time, the truth will be known, faith in God will ensure that it is. Danny Bates
::: Dan Bates, Sunday, March 15, 2009
I have started a blog to try and gather some more information to help law enforcement.
::: Dr David Webb PhD United Kingdom, Monday, February 23, 2009
I have read your story on crimelibrary.com and I googled it to see if there were any updates. I am so sorry for this feeling of sadness that just wont go away. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
::: Natasha, Thursday, February 19, 2009
Just sending my thoughts and love out today to the entire Petrone family and friends. Richard is thought about often by so many. Richard's great personality will shine in everyone's memories. God Bless Richard and all of you especially on this day!
::: Trudy Morgan, Thursday, February 19, 2009
I will always remember our fun times at work and after work with the family. I will always love you and your family as if they and you were my own. always thinking of you.
::: jacqulyn davenport, Thursday, February 19, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you always and especially today. I remember Richard since he was 5 years old. I know my son Thomas Romantini feels the sadness as well. If there is anything we can do to help please, let us know.
::: Marie Romantini, Thursday, February 19, 2009
I stumbled on your web site today. Could not help but feel the emptiness you feel since most families share similar losses of one type or another. I truly believe that God has made and planned everything here on earth. There is a verse in the Bible,"everything secret will be revealed before the great judgement day" We have so much corruption and greed in this day and age I am hoping that the FBI has agents who are not all crooks; will look into this financial mess as it would stem back to developers,realtors, bankers,and greedy people who will do anything to get ahead,except an honest day's work. The local government offices here are run by crooks and I feel we have too much of this, that is why we have wall street problems. A lot of people are gaining the world and loosing their souls...thoughts for investigating:auto thieft, real estate thieft, drug dealers got wrong couple, developers need property, financial deal gone sour...other I know how it feels to not know what has happened. One of my sons had a wreck in 2005. He had to be resusitated. He still can not remember getting into his car or what happened but I am thankful that GOD saved him and he is able to function on the level he can.(bad head trauma for the fourth time) still can't remember...God is awsom. I'm sure you will get some answers soon. Your son had my son and grandsons birthday if it was August 29th.
::: Betty, Thursday, February 19, 2009
Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart,
for as long as there is memory,they'll live on in the heart.
::: Diana, Thursday, February 19, 2009
As always I am at a loss for words on how to express my heartfelt sorrow on this sad day. I think of all of you so many times and always pray that today will be the day an answer comes. Please know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I wish so much there was something I could do to ease your pain. Know that my whole family holds you in their heart and are praying for you.
The Price Family
::: Diane Price, Thursday, February 19, 2009
To the Petrone family:
Just want you to know that you guys are always in my prayers. I cannot believe four years have gone by. I still remember the day that my ex-husband, Frankie Palamone, called to tell me that Richie was missing. I thought it was some kind of joke. Richie is the sweetest person; I couldn't imagine that anything bad could have happened to him. God would never let that happen, not to Richie! My son Christian just told me yesterday that he remembers the last conversation he had with Richie and it was in our deli and it was about the price of butter. He even remembers what Richie was wearing that day. It's amazing the things that stick in a kid's mind.
Please know that there are lots of people who pray that one day this case will be solved and the person(s) who harmed Richie and Danielle will be brought to justice. Although there is no punishment strong enough for someone who could take another human being's life.
::: Tracy Palamone, Thursday, February 19, 2009
Richie I miss your smiling face, your jokes and my second son. I love you.
::: Diana, Thursday, February 19, 2009
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only for an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Not a day goes by that i don't miss you, remember you, celebrate you and love you. One day we will meet again.
::: Kim Kelly, Thursday, February 19, 2009
Every time I hear about this or read about this, the same thing is said "vanished into thin air leaving restaurant" has anyone give it much thought that just maybe, they didn't leave the restaurant?? Is there rooms, basement in restaurant that can be searched? Just an idea that I had to put out there. Thanks, Linda S
::: Linda, Thursday, February 19, 2009
dear richie, my freind, another year is gone,and still it feels like just yesterday when we were hanging out, laughing and listening to music,somtimes ill be out and i think i see you and just for one breif moment my heart races and i feel excited, your always in my heart and my prayers,I know one day we will meet again in heaven or on earth and that will be a great day. rest in peace my freind your buddy fester
::: Michael Deery, Thursday, February 19, 2009
This is the date we all dread coming. This is the day we lost a wonderful human being. This is the day that has left your family and friends devastated -- never to be the same again. This is the day we remember you -- the one and only Little Rich. This is the day to say we love you and miss you always. This is the day we ask that you watch over your loved ones and give them the strength they so desperately need. This is the day to say that we will never forget you -- never. Love, Rosemarie
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Please know that the Petrone and Ottobre families are in my thoughts and prayers. Although not directly involved in the investigation any longer, know that I have never forgotten about Richard and Danielle and that I hope closure is brought to you soon. Take care and may God bless you.
::: Sgt Tim Cooney, Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Rich and Marge,
Not a day goes by that I don't think about Richard and you all. The picture of Richard in his hockey uniform brings back so many memories. You so deserve an end to this awful nightmare and I can only hope that those who are responsible for this will pay dearly. My thoughts remain with you. Betsy
::: Betsy, Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Rich and Margie,
Sunday and I were watching "Without a Trace" when I saw your son's name appear on the screen. I immediately researched on the web and found this site. I tried to get a phone number for you so I could call and personally express my condolences and support, but I failed in that attempt. We are devastated by your loss. I cannot imagine anything worse than outliving our children, and having this loss compounded by not knowing your son't whereabouts must be unbearable. I feel terrible that we lost touch and I was not there for you. I often think that the close friends that I made in my youth have never been repeated in my later travels. I count both of you among those close friends.I hope that you will e-mail me your contact information so I can call and offer any help or support that I can. You are both in our prayers. Rich and Sunday Cavallaro
::: Rich Cavallaro, Friday, January 16, 2009
I just wanted to say that even though I do not know the Petrone family nor Richard...this tragedy has hit my heart. From what I see written here Richard was a kind, loving and overall good person. My thoughts and prayers are with you're family and I hope 2009 brings closure. God bless.....
::: Paul, Thursday, January 8, 2009
It's good to know that there is law enforcement out there serving for the inocent victims. I think of Richard all the time and I know my son, Thomas has been devastated by this crime. If there is anything we could do just let us know.
::: Marie Romantini, Monday, January 5, 2009
Always thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
The Price Family
::: Diane Price, Monday, January 5, 2009
You don't me , but I heard about this case nearly two years ago , if there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask I will hang flyers , anything I can do to help . I think 2009 should be a year for closure for the families of Richard and Danielle .
I will pray for your families .
::: Stacy, Thursday, January 1, 2009
It sounds as if you have quite a few good people working on this, but, if you ever need a helping hand in any way, I've worked in a number of news markets and work with alot of people who can help. I don't seek reward, I just hope for a resolution so you can either have Richard home or celebrate the holidays and live in the peace you deserve. Let me know if I can help, and, if you're OK on that end, just know that my family and I are praying for you! Love, John
::: John Stone, Sunday, December 14, 2008
Amen,cousin. Amen. And you and Marge and the entire family have enormous spiritual support for every human who learns of this case.
I am honored know such an amazing man and women as you and Marge. Honored.
All my love, Always.
::: donna, Thursday, November 13, 2008
To all who have visited and posted at this site since its inception I would like to say a few words about a matter that I have so far not discussed. But first I would like to thank Rolando (Lands) for all of his efforts and dedication on behalf of our family and his dear friend in establishing and maintaining this web site and providing a place for us to post our thoughts.
Throughout this nightmare ordeal I have often been asked what, if anything, is going on in terms of an investigation. The answer is a lot. I would have never thought such an effort would still be under way more than 3 years later. Not a week goes by without contact with some division of law enforcement both local and federal as well as private organizations and individuals who are actively involved in this case. The investigation is being pursued on numerous levels and in many states. The work is painstakingly difficult and slow. However during this period we have met a group of men who symbolize everything that is good about our country and in particular our law enforcement. They are men possessed of integrity, dedication, and devotion all too rarely seen in everyday life. And to a man they have promised that this case will not end until justice is served.
While we deal in the lost days, the holidays and special occasions that all too cruelly mark Richard's absence, law enforcement operates on a different time frame. While we seek truth and justice as they do, they also accumulate the facts that will guarantee the successful prosecution of the individuals responsible for this crime. While we stress the fact that its now 1300 days of living "normally" for these criminal scum, law enforcement reminds us that they will spend the rest of their pathetic lives in prison (hopefully thousands upon thousands of days) once this case is brought to trial.
Know that this case is being investigated intensely by the finest group of men we could hope for. We know that when we lay our heads down at night Richard is being well served. His day of reckoning will come. In the meantime, thank you for your posts. They are a positive force and we look forward to your thoughts and prayers, and especially your memories of Richard.
::: Richard Petrone Sr, Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I feel bad even asking this, but is there ANY chance that Danielle and Richard aren't dead? I mean, is there a chance that they left for some reason?
::: Kate, Sunday, October 26, 2008
When I first saw this story a few years back I was frightened beyond belief that two people could just vanish on a busy street like South Street. As I read more and more, it was not long that I figured it was the Danielle's husband behind it. I feel so sad for Richard's family, I am praying for them. We have not forgotten these two young beautiful people.
::: Fran-Jenkintown Pa, Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Happy birthday Rich! Hope your causing (hell) up there in heaven! lol We will never forget your great spirit around here. Music will be your way of sticking around all of us. Everyone of us has a special song/group that brings us back to you. May your family find peace in knowing how many lives you touched with just your smile. Trudy
::: Trudy Morgan, Saturday, September 6, 2008
happy birthday, Richie....
::: cuz'n donna, Monday, September 1, 2008
Wishing you peace on your son's birthday!
Words could never communicate., but, may the memories that you hold deep within your heart
help to soothe you...
happy birthday richard
::: cass,tom and matt fay, Sunday, August 31, 2008
"When i despair, i remember that all through history...the ways of truth and love have always won. ..There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible..but in the end they always fail. Think of it always" MAHATMA GHANDI To my dear nephew on his birthday....my gift to you is a simple prayer...may your heart and soul be at rest...possessing a peace and tranquility only few can own...may it be yours...i wish this for you..luv auntie
::: aunt lisa, Friday, August 29, 2008
"And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God." Aeschylus.
As we prepare to celebrate the 4th birthday without your smile the wisdom that the Greeks spoke of has not yet come. The solitary question "Why" dominates most days. I think I know the answer but the proof is slow to come. The truth is obvious except to those who choose to be blind. Truth is eternal. Proof is a man made term. Faith is what keeps us moving forward. Faith in the man working this case for over 3 years without giving up. Faith in their efforts and dedication and integrity. Hope is another matter altogether. Although we remain hopeful there are times our spirits sag. You start to feel, as if,
"Hell's brewin, a dark sun's on the rise
The storm will blow thru bye bye
House is on fire, viper's in the grass
A little vengeance too shall pass
This too shall pass, yeah I'm gonna pray
Right now all I've got is this lonesome day
On days like this I turn to my music or my books to try and gain some insight or understanding. I know evil exists and shit happens. But you were such a gentle soul. A good soul. A moral person. But that was not enough. I know the good die young. The highways' jammed with broken heroes. And maybe it's what Hemmingway wrote in A Farewell to Arms: "If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will you too but there will be no special hurry."
I've been listening to Springsteen a lot these last few days. It brings me closer to you but it's a sword that cuts both ways. There's the many memories of all the shows we saw together - and the ticket stubs you saved - and I can see you so clearly in my mind and your expression and excitement when certain of our favorites were played. And for a moment or two I can hold onto that warm feeling, remembering the rides to and from the shows and the talks afterward. And then reality steps in and I realize that is gone forever.
Whenever I feel lost I turn to the poets, the people who with words try to make some sense of our time here on earth. Not surprisingly Springsteen has been a constant source. He recently wrote about the death of a friend
When they built you brother
they turned this dust to gold
When they built you brother
they broke the mold
They say you can't take it with you
but I think that they're wrong
All I know is I woke up this morning
and something big was gone
Gone into that dark ether
where you're still young and hard and cold
Just like when they built you brother
and broke the mold
::: Richard Petrone, Friday, August 29, 2008
Richard - Happy Birthday to you. We will never forget your endearing smile, your warmth, and wonderful personality. You are the best! Love, Rosemarie
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Friday, August 29, 2008
My brother and Rich played ice hockey together for the Gladiators, and my dad was their coach. My family and I think of Rich and his family all the time, and still cannot believe what has happened to Rich and Danielle. We pray that justice will be served and that the families can find peace. Rich will always be in our hearts.
::: Marian Kelly, Tuesday, August 5, 2008
While I was visiting Brigantine a week ago, I heard about Richard's disappearance. I am so shocked and saddened. I met Richard at Holy Rosary School. I remember sitting in class with him, being at recess, friday nights at the coliseum and, of course, numerous skating parties. I also remember how great of a hockey player he was even at such a young age. Richard was such a sweetheart and I had the biggest crush on him. I am sorry for all of his family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Have faith. Justice will prevail.
::: Claudia Kompa, Tuesday, August 5, 2008
does the fbi kwow who was the target of the murder for hire scenario? also, do they have an idea who the person or persons are who carried out this plot?
my sympathy goes out to both families, and i sincerely hope that whoever did this is caught ,and given the ultimate punishment, i.e., the death penalty.this is absolutely despicable.
::: pamela devereux, Sunday, July 27, 2008
i used to work with Dannielle,at National Future Mortgage i was just thinking about her and how nice of a person she was she is a one of a kind person i hope and pray for her.Just thought i would reach out, keep the faith
::: Paul Cirino, Friday, July 4, 2008
To my wonderful cousin. I listen to the news. I read the papers. I see the pictures. It all seems so surreal. The memories I have of you, with you, are unforgettable and irreplacable. I will always remember my smiling, jolly, happy, free-spirited Godfather the way I knew him. When I was younger I would always run and hide when I knew he'd be coming over to avoid a tickling attack from him. He knew how ticklish I was. Or the times we'd work at the bakery together fooling around. He always knew how to put some fun into a boring moment.I looked up to him like he was a big brother- a role model. And so I end this note to you my cousin with love and so much hope that someday you will have your peace that you so rightfully deserve. I miss you incredibly and think of you always. LOVE, YOUR GODAUGHTER
::: Your Goddaughter, Friday, June 20, 2008
I can't believe it's been 3 years already. The recent news that Rich & Danielle's disappearance was a murder for hire came as no huge surprise. People don't just vanish, unless it's well planned. It would seem my initial suspicions of who is responsible are pretty close to everyone else's.
Rich and families, you are in my thoughts always. Keep faith in the fact that he will be punished.
::: Jim Taylor, Thursday, June 5, 2008
When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right it front of me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be
And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer
Let it be
For though they may be parted there is
still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer ....
Let it be
::: cuzn'n donna, Tuesday, May 27, 2008
My heart goes out to both families. I feel like Richard got caught up in Danielle's husbands plot to murder her. I cannot wait till the day they arrest him. I cry when I read the comments from Richard's dad, the anguish in his words is so upsetting. I hope both families know that people have not forgotten this story after 3 years. Two people and a truck do not just disappear without a clue, someone will talk or something will turn up that will help solve this horrible crime. I am so sorry that this had to happen to two loving families. I am praying for you for a miracle.
::: Frances, Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I came upon this website by accident, but was immediately taken by the senselessness and heartbreak of Richard and Danielle's disappearance. I somehow feel connected as I am also Italian and understand what family means to us. To have your loved ones disappear into thin air is one of the hardest things that can happen to a family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
::: Carole-Citrus Heights, CA, Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I can't believe it's been 3 years. You come across my thoughts from time to time. I wonder if there was a break in the case. It angers me and I pray. I hope the Lord will lead you to comfort. I pray you get closure. The closure that brings your family back together. God Bless you. My heart goes out to you.
::: Daniele Berzin from Texas, Monday, May 12, 2008
Just sitting here thinking about you and I wanted you to know. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
::: Diane Price, Monday, May 5, 2008
Please let me convey my condolences first of all and though I cannot feel the extent of your pain, you have my utmost sympathy. I have followed this case for several years and it amazes me that two people and a vehicle can disappear with no clues. I have recently read that there are new clues in the case, though I have not heard what they are. Looking at your website, I was wondering if any research has been done on local waterways and the possibility that they may have accidentally become submerged. Following several other cases when multiple people have disappeared with there vehicles, it usually involves water. I noticed there was a significant waterway in the route of travel. This has been bothering me whenever I come across this case and whether the theory has been explored. Once again my prayers are with you and both families involved.
::: Tracy Hoover, Tuesday, April 1, 2008
climbing up on solsbury hill i could see the city lights.wind was blowing time stood still eagle flew out of the night.he was something to observe, came in close i heard a voice.standing stretching every nerve i had to listen had no choice.i did not believe the information had to trust imagination my heart going boom boom boom."son" he said "grab your things i've come to take you home".
::: dad, Sunday, March 23, 2008
On this highest of holiday, God Bless you, Richie. Watch over your family and shed some peace and comfort to them from you.
Kiss the "gang" and my nan for me.
::: Cuz'n Donna, Saturday, March 22, 2008
I am glad to see that finally the police/FBI know that this was a Murder for hire plot! Danielle was the target and poor Rich just fell in love with the wrong girl!
We ALL know who is behind this murder and I can't wait until the day I read that he has been caught(along with his mobster cronies) and sent to the big house!
::: dana gallo, Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Im sorry to grace your page with anger, as you were never an angry soul. But it pisses me off that some motherFer got away with murdering you and Danielle. I wonder if I had been quicker and came down and had that beer with you. That you might have stayed out longer, talked about good times past... given you another day on Earth. But I realize that some scumbag had Danielle in their sights and you were caught in the mix. Gee, I wonder who had everything to gain and evrything to lose by her death? In this life or in death, those responisible will pay. My sin is a lust for wrath and vengance for your killers, my friend. One way or antother, sooner or later, your death will be avenged and I will be at peace. Until then, I will wait. Time is on your side and we shall meet again.
::: Derek, Sunday, March 16, 2008
Three years now- it came so fast, yet it took so very long.
To the heartbroken family and friends of Richard and Danielle:
As a Mother who lost a daughter tragically,
I know something of your pain,
but many of my questions were answered,
Oh God all of yours remain.
Together you all share and suffer,
in that horrid nightmare without end.
The questions have gone unanswered,
but this is the end of this trend.
Now more than ever,
you must all find the strength to believe,
that new hope soon will be arriving,
and with it the answer indeed.
May God Bless you all…
::: Valerie Morrison – Roxborough, PA, Saturday, March 15, 2008
I just stummbled across your tragic story lookin for another tragic story. In the United Kingdom where i live A 9 year old girl who has been missing for 3 weeks was found inside a bed alive with a man who had been keeping her against her will.But feel at least she is safe now.Although i dread to think what has happened to her. But your pain just goes on and on bless you all.Cant begin to imagine the pain of the people left behind in this sad story. Emma x x x
::: Emma Parr, Friday, March 14, 2008
This is messed up. Somebody knows something and they aren't saying it. Where? Why? To the person(s) who they are- SPEAK UP! Clear your conscience. Ease the hearts of these loved ones and the children of these two. My heart goes out to the friends and families of Richard and Danielle.
::: Scott M. - NE Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I was watching TV tonight and saw Richards name show across and thought I would look further into what realy happened. My thoughts and prayers go out to both of the family and friends of these to young ones. I pray that you get the peace you need when they are found and all the questions are answered. Now you have one more person looking out for them in Springfield, Mo
May the Lord Bless both families with answers,
::: Karin K, Thursday, February 21, 2008
Dear Rich and Marge, I've been thinking about since the awful day Richard and Danielle were reported missing. You probably don't remember me, but I was a good friend of Marge's sister Maria, who I miss everyday of my life.
Many years ago, I met you all down the shore and had a great time. I pray that you get answers to what has happened but wanted to let you know that you are not alone, and they are not forgotten.
::: Debbie, Thursday, February 21, 2008
Rich and Marge you are ALWAYS in my heart, and in my prayers. God Bless
::: MJ, Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I am praying that you all find the answers you are so desperately needing soon. I have been following this case and praying for both families. I also put a banner on all my websites that I have for missing persons so maybe that will help in some way. God bless you all!
::: Janet, Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Even though I never met Danielle and Richard, I will never forget them. I think about them all the time and I pray for an answer for the families of both.
::: Jen, Tuesday, February 19, 2008
so very sad and i have being following the story. i really hope this gets solved soon. juctice has to be served!!!
::: martina, Sunday, February 17, 2008
Its seems like a lifetime ago since we have seen eachother, but the memory of our friendship and the things we did together will live strong in our memories and our stories of all the crazy things we did together still and bring a smile to us. We miss you and your kindness. My heart and prayers go out to you and Danielle, and your families.
You will never be forgotten! I know you are in heaven and peace is all around you, and I pray your family knows God has you in his arms now and nothing can harm you now.
::: Billy Mancini and Tony Mancini, Sunday, February 17, 2008
To the Families: I want you to know that your children ARE NOT forgotten. You had mentioned this today on Smerconish and my heart just ached for you all. Even though we never met I think of them often and pray this horrible mystery is solved. Best wishes.
::: Jana, Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Richard...I think about you all the time. I miss our talks and I miss you.
::: Ellen Roder, Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I pray these new leads bring you closer to finding out what happened to Richard and Danielle. Stay strong and know that we are thinking and praying for you.
::: margo ahart, Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I wanted to let you know that the story of Richard and Danielle hasn't been forgotten. I think about them all the time and hope and pray that some answers come to light. There have to be people that know about this, and I only hope they have a conscious and will help ease your pain and give your family the answers you deserve.
::: Friend, Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Rich and Marge, I am glad I got a chance to talk
to you today. I was quite surprised to see channel 10 New on my doorstep, but was really
glad they have new leads. I am stil praying
for them, in the hope they will catch and punish
whomever for this horrific deed.
I also explained to channel 10, there is no such
thing as "closure, when you loose a child. I hope
everyone got that message. God Bless you and Rich. Missy and I are thinking and praying e/day
Sandy and Missy Russo
::: sandy, Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Dear Richard -
you may be gone from our sight
but never our memory...
gone from our hearing
but never our hearts...
gone from our touch
but your "presence" will always be felt
and the love that you gave your family
and friends will never depart.
We miss you.
Love, Rosemarie, Joe and Justin
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Thursday, February 7, 2008
I wrote about your family's search for Rich for the Inquirer. I'm no longer there, but I still think of you. This new development shocked me. Stay strong.
::: Natalie, Thursday, February 7, 2008
Just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers continue to go out to you and the Ottobre family. Although I am no longer directly involved with the investigation, I still continue to ponder the facts and look for ideas and/or leads that may bring us all some closure. You guys and this case are both deep inside of me. Best Wishes.
::: Sgt. Tim Cooney, Thursday, February 7, 2008
My thoughts are with you and your family. I pray that one day soon you will all have closure and some piece of mind.
Take care of yourselves, your children would want that.
::: Dawn, Thursday, February 7, 2008
All I can say is, "Heartbreaking."
::: A friend in PA, Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Richard & Marge: My prayers remain with you in you quest for closure, and join yours in the hope for a miracle that will bring Richie and Danielle back to you. Miracles do happen. It is my fondest wish that one happens for you.
Ancient Friend, Joe LaCerra
::: Joseph LaCerra, Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I'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, Monday, December 31, 2007
even out here in canada, hoping one day you will be found. bless you.
::: T., Sunday, December 23, 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.
::: Cuz'n Donna, Sunday, December 23, 2007
Remembering you and your family in my daily prayers.
::: Diane, Wednesday, December 12, 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.
Kiss the gang for me...
::: Cuzn'n Donna, Saturday, December 8, 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, Wednesday, November 28, 2007
"The wheels of justice grind slow, but they grind exceedingly fine."
::: Gordon, Wednesday, November 28, 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, Monday, November 26, 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.
::: Elaine Faragalli, Wednesday, November 21, 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, Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Rich, still thinking about you buddy..its been a while but I'm still praying for you and your family.
I hope some answers come so there can be some sense of peace for everyone...my thoughts and prayers.
::: Marc Keen, Thursday, October 18, 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.
I 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.
::: Robin Bailey, Thursday, September 20, 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.
Wish I had had that beer with you my friend.
I 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, Saturday, September 8, 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.
My prayers go out to you and your family.
::: Krystal, Thursday, September 6, 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, Sunday, September 2, 2007
Just was thinking of you and your family with a heaving heart.
Love and peace to you big rich, marge, christine cuz'n Lisa, Angela, Alisa and all.
watchover us...say hi to the "gang"
::: cuz'n donn, Friday, August 31, 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.
Love to you, Rosemarie
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Wednesday, August 29, 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, Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I 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.
Can 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.
Yeah. 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.
It'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.
There 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.
I'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.
Happy Birthday Buddy!
::: Tommy P., Wednesday, August 29, 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, Saturday, August 25, 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, Tuesday, August 14, 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!
I 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.
My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family that the mystery of his disappearance is solved very soon.
We miss you Rich!
::: Dana Gallo, Thursday, August 2, 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, Monday, June 25, 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.
Good 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, Sunday, June 24, 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, Friday, June 22, 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.
Never stop hoping.
::: Brenda Simons, Tuesday, June 5, 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.
lisa michelle's mother
::: alonie walton, Wednesday, May 23, 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., Wednesday, May 16, 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.
The 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.
Please 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, Tuesday, May 15, 2007
THANK U FOR HAVING THIS PAGE!!! LOVE ALWAYS THE FAMILY,!!
::: email@example.com, Wednesday, May 2, 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!
::: Kim Robinson, Monday, April 30, 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, Sunday, April 22, 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, Thursday, March 29, 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, Monday, February 19, 2007
No words. A moment in heart is lifetime. - Emerson
No one understands that better then your mom, dad, sister, daughter, aunt lisa and all your immediate family. The soul merely waits.
Someone sent me a passage the other day from the book the naked soul. I thought of you and our family for many reasons:
No 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.
-The Naked Soul
In this there is hope. May God shed his grace, warmth and peace on our family tomorrow and everyday.
::: Cousin Donna, Sunday, February 18, 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, Sunday, February 18, 2007
To the friends & family of Richard & Danielle-
Although 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, Thursday, February 15, 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, Tuesday, February 13, 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.
::: Diana V., Thursday, February 1, 2007
To the Petrone family:
You are always in my prayers. My neice Missy Russo
and I still cannot believe the mystery surrounding
this awful tragedy.
May God give you the strength to handle
whatever happens. I am sure the culprit or
culprits cannot remain anonymous forever.
I am thinking of all of you with a prayer in
::: Sandy Meta, Thursday, January 25, 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.
::: stoic8, Wednesday, January 3, 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, Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Emotions run very high during the holidays. It's painful to feel joy when your heart is so empty, but strength comes in many forms. This site has provided an oasis to those who care for these people and their families. A vital link with hope for a resolve to this tragic
episode. My primary wish for the coming year is for swift discovery.
A light that will shine on the truth that may give solace to those with empty hearts. There is much love here. Being able to read the feelings expressed by everyone is a truely a comfort. Thank you.
::: michael nardi, 12/22/2006 14:39:44
Shed warmth and peace in your family and friends hearts, Rich. Let'em feel your warmth from where you are. This is all still a nightmare. Watch over us as we face the holidays.
Kiss my nan, mom, dad, and the gang.
::: cuz'n Donna, 12/20/2006 19:03:59
I came upon this website by accident. I did a Google search for a brand of expensive tequila. I don't know the correct spelling and it took me to a wrong page. I saw this website, it was the 3rd one down. I've read a little about the missing and I just want to say that my heart goes out to your family. I can't imagine not knowing where or what happened to one of my kids. Even after they have grown you still worry. I'm the mother of 3, ages 32,29 & my son 21. I guess I just want to say to the parents God Bless you. I know your hearts are heavy with your loss. The not knowing would be the hardest. It would kill me or I'd want to die without one of my kids, my babies. Your family will be in my prayers as well as your lost ones. Take care of each other & may God bless you all. Sincerely, Juanita McKenzie, Corona, Ca. 12/5/06
::: Juanita McKenzie, 12/5/2006 8:43:09
I am Lawrence Petrone's grandaugther Lauren. I wanted to give my love and prayers to the family, especially during the holiday season. Richard is still in my prayers and my family and I still think about you often.
::: Lauren Hart, 11/30/2006 9:05:48
i finished preparing the thanksgiving soup, i finished the sweet potatoes too, and then i finished crying...then i started thinking that, maybe grandmom petrone and sonsini are making dinner too, somewhere...but not here... and maybe grandpop petrone and sonsini are having a drink together with aunt maria and uncle dennis with you little rich....and i thought to myself....thanksgiving...not here ...but maybe there.....just maybe there.....luv auntie
::: auntlisa, 11/23/2006 1:27:19
Most times I know you're coming.You're always there in the early morning quiet of my ride to work.You're always there on the special days that bring us all together. But today you took me by surprise.Once at work I'm usually engaged without much time for personal thoughts.But today I stepped outside for a moment as the sky began to lighten and birds chirped away in the trees and in that moment I thought where is my son....why can't he hear the birds and share this morning's glory.
::: rich petrone, 11/22/2006 13:24:58
I am a retired grandmother from NY..I spend all of my spare time trying to find missing people, and also link missing to unidentified.
I had a thought concerning this case, and looked on EBAY....
If you type in Dodge Dakota Truck
you will find enough PARTS to build a truck....have the police check it out.
Hope this is of some help and good luck.
Upstate New York
::: Judy, 10/30/2006 15:32:38
Please accept my sympathy and I hope that you are able to locate your loved ones soon. I would like to make a suggestion ... look in the water. There have been many cases where people have disappeared with their vehicles, credit cars, and cell phones; they were discovered years, sometimes decades later, in their vehicles submerged in a body of water adjacent to a roadway. One such case was Dr. Zehra Attari; her body was found in her car submerged in SF Bay. Mary Jane Gooding is another case. I hope this information helps and good luck in your search.
::: Cindy, 10/9/2006 15:08:37
I saw the clip on Without A Trace and came to see what happened.
I am praying for both Richard and Danielle's families. I am sending all my positive energy and thoughts your way. I know God will give you the answers and help you find them.
God Bless You all.
::: Anna DeMarco, 10/2/2006 1:49:17
I think about you alot and wonder what happened to you. I don't know you, but for some reason since I read about you, it has haunted me. I send me love, and hope that wherever you are, you are okay. I hope soon, there is closure for your family. Much love, Betty
::: betty, 9/26/2006 23:43:18
Checking in to see if there have been any updates. I haven't seen Rich in quite a few years, but he was a great guy. I was shocked when I first saw the missing flyer last year.
The families are in my thoughts.
::: Jim Taylor, 9/22/2006 15:43:06
Dad it feels like yesterday we would be driving to mommoms singing along with bruce or heading to the park to play tennis. You taught me so many things that will carry on with me for the rest of my life. Your birthday just past but there is nothing to celebrate without you here but the memories that will be in my heart forever. There is not a soul on earth that could amount to the love I hold inside my heart for you,you are my father. my idle and my best friend. my heart will never mend until we find justice ill see you tonight in my dreams daddy.
::: angela, 9/22/2006 4:22:19
I followed this case since the first day they went missing. I truly hope and pray they will be found soon and justice will be served for them. Never give up hope! Love from Belgium xxx
::: Kris, 9/9/2006 8:09:38
happy birthday richard
my prayers r with u and your family
i love them all
i wish them ......
tom,cass,and matthew fay
::: cass fay, 8/29/2006 11:31:17
As the 1 1/2 year comes upon us I will keep all of Richies family and friends in my prayers. God Bless you all and may he give you the continued strength to go on each day until your prayers have been answered.
::: Diane, 8/18/2006 16:20:05
To the Petrone family,
I have paid attention to this case since my Grandmother Rita told me about Richard. My heart goes out to you and to everyone who loved him, as well as Danielle.
With the new findings in the Jon Benet Ramsey case, it shows that there is hope, and that the person or people responsible for this crime will be brought to justice. You are in my prayers,
(Steve and Renee's daughter)
::: Michele, 8/17/2006 9:10:39
Hello everyone. I just wanted to let Rich, Marge, Theresa, Donna, the Posse and all who care about Richie that I am continuing to keep all of you in my daily prayers. Everyday I pray there will be an answer. Keep strong. Even in silence we are ALL still there for you and you are always in our hearts.
::: Diane, 8/4/2006 10:12:10
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I remember hearing about this case quite some time ago and prayed at the time for their safe return. I just today came across this website and just wanted to communciate my thoughts and prayers to the families.
Darlene M. Geoghan
::: Darlene Geoghan, 7/12/2006 19:03:40
I followed this case since day one of their vanishing and still no news or no new leads, it's a real shame such good people have to be harmed by someone who couldn't stand them being happy. I hope and pray that one day soon this will be resolved and they can rest in peace like they deserve. Have you considered contacting Carla Baron for the show: Haunting Evidence, I think this case is a very good case to show for that show and maybe it could yield some new clues or things that were overlooked at the time. I will be praying for Richard and Danielle until they come home. Be strong and never give up hope, there are a lot of people from all over the world that are thinking of them.
::: Kris from Belgium, 7/11/2006 9:19:19
Upon searching for a re-search paper due I came across your web site. My heart goes out to your family and friends.
As someone who is a Sgt on the Police Dept in MA,I have had the bad luck of having to inform parents of situations like this. I hope and pray that your children will one day return. Peace be with you. Sgt A.Petrone Worc, MA
::: Anthony M. Petrone, 7/1/2006 14:54:10
You are always in our thoughts and prrayers.
::: Wayne, Diane, George & Dotty Price, 6/12/2006 15:25:08
Keeping the families of these people in my prayers.
::: ~Jessica~, 6/10/2006 12:35:42
my heart and prayers are with you everyday. There is not much I can say except my heart is broken for you. God doesnt sleep. We are praying for some information or leads to come up.
::: Elaine Della Rocca Faragalli, 6/1/2006 20:25:28
You are in our thoughts and prayers every day. We continue to pray for the day that you have answers and the return of your loved ones.
::: PoorPaulaNNJ, 4/24/2006 10:20:28
Rich and Marge, We think of you daily and we also keep you in our prayers.
::: George and Dotty Price, 3/27/2006 10:27:42
Hi Big Rich and Marge, Just wanted to let you know I still have the picture of Richie and Big Rich holding a wedding cake in front of the bakery on my desk. Richie, I look at it everyday and wonder where you are. I know you are in a much better place than us and I'm glad we have an extra angel up there to watch out for all of us, especially your mom, dad, sister and Angela. You and Danielle take care of each other until we all meet up again. We miss you and even if we aren't as vocal as we were, there are so many of us that pray for you both and your families every day and we won't stop, not even for one day.
::: Diane Meyer, 3/27/2006 10:26:07
To the families,
Keep the faith. I feel something is going to be found out real soon.
::: DR, 3/16/2006 12:36:20
Petrone family: Just stopping by the site to say hello, and that I'm thinking of you. Your friend always, - Lee
::: Lee George, 3/9/2006 23:59:09
The truck has disappeared along with them. If they were done away with I think the culprit would do it quickly to lessen the chance of them escaping. Since they were close to the Delaware river could the vehicle be in the water? There are areas where it could be dumped into the river and the easiest would be the ramp where the duck tourist bus/boat enters into the river. I'd search that area for the truck first. Otherwise it could be anywhere, your guess is as good as mine.
::: dimitri theophano, 3/6/2006 6:33:10
Hi, I'm a college student from Cincinnati, Ohio and somehow I came across this website. I saw the date and I thought it was a little odd that it's the day after Richard went missing, so I decided to read the webpage. This story is very touching and I want to let you know the I will keep you in my prayers. I know it is hard, but there's always hope. Maybe someday soon, someone will have the heart to come forward with answers. It's a shame the way the world is today. And I'm not the biggest believer in psychics, but I do find that Sylvia Brown does amazing work. Maybe it would be worthwhile to consult her- even if it is just for a little guidance in what you should do next. Until then, I will continue to pray for you and I hope that this story will lead to a positive ending. Sincerely,
~ Krystal ~
::: Krystal Lockett, 2/20/2006 14:57:14
To The Parents of Richard Petrone and
I just want you to know our prayers and
love are with you .In these times of trial when all seems lost and hope is fading ,remember you are in the thoughts of many many people. We lost our grandson 20 years old six months ago .So we know the pain of losing someone
so dear .,but I can't imagine not knowing where my child is or not knowing what happened. I PRAY THAT PEACE BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
Our prayers and our families prayers are with you everyday.
::: Barbara & Richard Massi, 2/6/2006 13:11:32
Richard -- I love you and know you are watching all of us -- every day. Your infectious smile and great sense of humor is what I remember most about you. Your Mom and Dad love you more than you could possibly know. Keep your watch over them -- they need your love and guidance. Every day for them is a struggle but they manage to get through it. All of our lives will never be the same without you. Just know that we love and think of you every day.
::: Rosemarie Bonavitacola, 1/13/2006 8:29:40
ugh to have known you. I pray to god every day that he looks over you and your family. May god bless you and your family Rich. Return to us soon my friend."
::: Anthony Ferrara Jr., 1/8/2006 2:05:18
To the Petrone family, I am Joebay Faragalli's son. I remember the times when i would work with my dad at the bakery, i would see Rich jr. He always made me feel comfortable. He is a great guy. Our thoughts and , of course, our prayers are with you. We pray that the peace that only Jesus can provide will continue to blanket your family. Always remember, the police and all those involved in the search dont know who did this, but God does.. He doesnt forget.. We pray that a lead will surface soon... LOVE CARLO
::: Carlo Faragalli, 12/28/2005 11:59:58
Last Year on December 7th, I had a holiday party. Your mom's smile lit up the room! She brought all of desserts. She was so happy and talked about you and Danielle with great affection. We hoped you'd show...;-). Then, new years day, I found you at the parade. Your smile lit up the crowd with your Yo Cuz! You handed me your flask and were off to get your daughter.
I am sorry this happened. You were taken from your family to early. But you have the gang with you now. Watch over your family, give them strengh as they face this holiday.
::: Cousin Donna, 12/20/2005 21:04:47
Dear Mr. Petrone,
You have our heartfelt support this holiday season and in the tough months that follow. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help. I hope you do get your hands on the 'you know what's' before the cops do. Don't give up believing in everything you believed in before this happened or else they'll win. Sincerely, John and Jen
::: John, 12/19/2005 15:42:30
I do not know your family but came across this story. I pray for your family. My aunt lives in Pennsauken and in November 2003, her 16 year old daughter (my cousin) was found lying under a bridge by my aunt (her mother). Up until today we don't know what happened to her and who did it. We are at a lost so I can understand your pain. I will pray for your families as well my own own that we will find peace.
May God Bless You...
::: Tracy M. Thomas, 12/13/2005 14:51:44
I did not know you existed until today...
Today, because I just read your story in the Crime Library website. And the Crime Library article made me love you as the persons you are. Not only as a couple... but also as the persons, Danielle and Richard, daughter and son, mother and father, friend and friend...
I do not know if you are alive or not, if all this is a big and horrible joke... or not. I just feel, down deep inside my heart, that you may no longer be with us, and I hope that the reality of your destiny will finally be revealed and that your families and friends will be at peace... at last.
I also hope, if you are no longer with us, that the person, or persons, responsible for your too early goodbye, will be visiting hell for eternity.
There is no reason, in my mind and in my heart, for two people like you to have be taken away from life so suddenly, without any explanations.
So far away, and yet so close.
::: Corinna Ott Weber, 12/13/2005 12:15:12
I can hear you now, bustin' my chops about the T.O. debacle and Donovan's crying. Then you'll pent it all up and unleash in your glory about how your Bears are now 9-3 and in first place in the NFC North. They're winning the old fashioned way, with a tough as nails defense that pounds a guy into the ground. There's usually a sod of grass on his hat or a smear of blood running down his face, but either way it's grimy and raw, the way we like it to be played. We'd watch Flyers games and talk about Forsberg and the new shootout rule (I know you would love that one). We'd talk about the recent Bruce tour. You'd be so happy to know that Big Rich and I went to two shows together and celebrated you. I am now learning to find new ways to celebrate the joy that you brought into my life. You never had to do too much to get me to laugh. So as I continue in life, between the grieving, I'll remind myself of the things that made you who you are. My to-do list includes: buying an Urlacher Jersey and going to see the Bears play the Packers in Chicago. Then I want to go visit your cousin Stacey and borrow your dog Bizmark for an afternoon of spinning around a tree in a park. I'll also coordinate with some of your friends to do more fun Rich stuff.
You'll always be in my thoughts bud, especially this Christmas. I'll be sure to visit your family to share in the joy of who you have been and what you have given to them.
You'll always be a special guy. Thanks Buddy. Talk to you again soon.
::: Tom P., 12/8/2005 23:52:43
Has anyone checked the VIN of their truck on CARFAX in case it was somehow illegaly sold?
::: dimitri theophano, 12/2/2005 17:24:37
MAN , I wish I could be with you tonight...Football season is empty without razzing you about your Bears...Praying I see you soon. - 40
::: Joseph Binstead, 11/25/2005 21:08:03
I do not know Richard, but this story really baffles me, have the police aggressively combed rivers and bodies of water nearby? They could have possibly ran off the road somewhere. It breaks my heart, I look on the news every night for new info. I hope they keep this story in the spotlight.
Hoping for a safe return Richard.
::: Beth, 11/13/2005 0:06:50
Dear Rich and Marge,
I first heard about Richie's disappearance when I was home in Philly last April for Mindy's mother's unveiling. I was heartsick at the news, and remain heartsick today. I keep a picture of you, Marge, with Angela from the newspaper on my desk at work and so think of you all every day.
I remember his adorable 15 year-old face at Viking on Walnut Street, which is when last I saw him. What a beautiful boy he was. I think back often and with great affection to the days I worked for you. Your kindnesses were many and I had such fun working with you both and with your whole family. Know that I am grieving and praying along with you from here in California.
To his safe return...
::: Pam Postrel, 11/9/2005 14:49:21
Richard & Marge:
I was a friend of yours, oh so many years ago. I remember Richard, Jr. as a small child, his parent's pride and joy. A wonderful child. Happy in the apartment behind your dad's optician shop.
As sometimes happens, given life's divergent paths, we drifted apart. But I have always included you and your family as friends in my heart.
My prayers are with you, that you may get through this ordeal , and that Richard and Danielle will be returned to you, alive and healthy.
Your old and long distant friend,
::: Joseph LaCerra, 11/7/2005 21:17:05
I have been following this story form day 1 and feel the frustration of having no answers. I have asked my family who work in Philly to put up posters. I do not know Danielle or richard, but believe they are beautiful people and are so loved by many!!!! Your in my prayers! I will continue to bring attention to this case until they are brought home.
::: Elizabeth, 10/21/2005 10:09:39
Mr. and Mrs. Petrone my thoughts and prayers are with you. I played hockey with Rich at Eustace and with the Gladiators. We had a pretty good line when I was a senior in 1986 with Rich at center. I have been out of NJ for 15 years but have been following this site closely. All the best.
::: Steve, 10/18/2005 14:11:36
Tonight I am filled with a rage so deep and an anger so hot that I want to scream at the heavens WHY...WHY...Why did this happen to two such beautiful people ? What vile creatures committed such evil upon such decency ? I want to wrap my hands around their throats and squeeze the pitiful life from them. These creatures of darkness should know one thing for sure... once the lie is told and the deed is done it can never be untold or undone but ripples and multiplies through time until it strikes the awesome majesty of truth. The perpetrators of this evil must necessarily live in constant fear every minute of their wretched lives while the hammer of truth pounds away at them every day with a momentum they cannot imagine. The truth, embodied in the FBI is merciless, unrelenting, and inevitable. So while I may have moments when my spirit weakens I still know with my whole heart that time and the FBI are on our side and that ultimately the truth will prevail and we will never cease our quest for justice.
::: richard petrone, 10/15/2005 22:32:01
Every day is as hard as the last. I try to think that it will be easier as time passes, but it never is. You're not here. I went to see Pearl Jam tonight. I would have normally gone with you to see this show. You would have had so much to say about it. I know you would have loved it. I thought about you throughout the night. It definitely wasn't the same. Nothing will ever be the same without you around.. Life's experiences were so much more rewarding when you were involed in them in some way. It's all so different now. I never will forget what it was like to be your friend. This time of year we'd always have so much to talk about. You'll never be gone from my thoughts. As long as I exist, you will be in my heart and in my mind. No one can ever take that away from us. I wish you well, buddy. talk to you again soon.
::: Tom P, 10/4/2005 1:46:36
To: The Petrone Family
We sincerely feel your pain, because we have known Little Richard all of our lives.
We watched him grow into a Fine Young Man, Son, Grandson & Father.
His Aunt Lisa is one of my Best and Dearest friends; and his Mom & Dad are
truly wonderful, kind & caring people.
They should not have to go through something like this.
Our hearts goes out to all of you during this very difficult time.
Richard is in our thoughts and prayers every single day, as we await his safe return.
If there is anything that we can do, we are always here for you.
Take care and God Bless All of You.
::: Lori D'Alessandro, 8/31/2005 12:05:58
may the wings of our families angels;grandpop petrone, and sonsini, grandmoms petrone and sonsini, uncle dennis, aunt maria, and aunt lil, wrap their wings tightly around you, wherever you may be, keep you safe, secure, and at peace.I wish this today and every day. Please, I ask these angels to protect my brother, sister-in-law and nieces hearts, give them strength, and give strength to the police, fbi, and all of the investigators in locating my nephew and bringing closure to my devastated family....I miss you.....love aunt lisa
::: aunt lisa, 8/28/2005 23:32:08
I just wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with the family. I knew Richie from our days at Bishop Eustace Prep and have been following the story since the news broke. My heart goes out to his family and his daughter.
::: Rochelle (Merino) Sims, 8/28/2005 20:37:21
My name is Rita Lannutti and I am a friend of Richard Petrones family, and a close friend of Richards Aunt Linda. I have known the Petrone family for a very long time, and they are a caring, loving, and beautiful family. This family does not deserve for something like this to happen to them. My heart goes out to all of you, and my prayers and thoughts are with you every day. If there is anything that I can do, I am always here fo you.
::: Rita Lannutti, 8/28/2005 13:06:14
I am a close friend of the family and sincerely feel their pain. The birthday message I read was very touching I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers ALWAYS! Love Lisa xoxoxo
::: Lisa Bonavitacola, 8/26/2005 9:49:29
I have followed this case in the news and papers and my heart and prayers go out to you all during this period,hopefully they are in GODS hands and he will deliver them back safe to their loved ones .God please help them
::: George Restivo, 8/21/2005 11:27:56
Great job on all the coverage and the support. You are very gifted and the world and Petrone family is blessed to have you. Thanks to your wonderful wife as well.
::: Donna V, 8/20/2005 23:38:18
I love you guys. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
::: mair, 7/28/2005 21:05:30
I dont know Richard but i am friends with his sister Alisa. My heart goes out to both families.I pray richard and danielle return home.
::: Stefanie, 6/30/2005 16:50:28
I met Richard and his sister Christine through mutual friends many years ago when we where teenagers. There was a group of us that were friends for years. I have not seen Richard for about 15 years, but as soon as I saw the story on the news, I knew it was him. My prayers are with the family for the safe return of Richard and Danielle. God Bless,
Cheryl (Cristinzio) Evans
::: Cheryl Evans, 6/14/2005 20:02:06
My heart goes out to both families. You are in my prayers. As much time as I spend on the road, I keep a vigilant search.
::: joe vandy, 5/28/2005 22:40:25
Although I am not in PA to help with the search efforts I do pray the Lord leads you to you destination, that he holds your hands and give you the strength and encouragement to go on another day knowing you will find your loved ones. God Bless you. Stay strong!
::: Daniele Berzin, 5/9/2005 12:23:35
I learned about Richard and Danielle being missing from watching the news when I saw an old friend of mine telling their story. I watch the news, and go to both sites daily for any updates. I pray for their return, and hope it is a safe one.
::: Nicole A. Bashwinger, 5/5/2005 13:44:02
I had read in the TRIBUTES TO RICHARD....
His friend Tom wrote about him.
That was so wonderful. It brought tears to my eyes. Not to mention this whole thing always brings tears to my eyes, lump to my throat and etc.....
And the video is great!!!!!
I pray everyday for Richie and Danielle and some peace.
::: Tina, 4/26/2005 8:37:17
i knew rich but not that good but it still makes me sick that we can not find them.he was very close friends of the family. they are in my prayers every night. i hope we find them soon!
::: amanda, 4/23/2005 1:08:33
Hi, I saw a post on a message board, a gal had MISSING: and the web site. I am from Kansas City, Missouri and have not heard about this tragedy. But, I have been reading the info from top to bottom. I lost a dear cousin at a young age, I know how hard it is on families. I will keep Danielle and richard in my prayers!
::: Nickole, 4/19/2005 15:29:48
Angela, I think about you every day and pray that your dad (& danielle) are found. Please remember if there is anything you need, give us a call... even if its just to come down for the day to be with the kids and help take your mind off things... you are always welcomed.. We love you very much Ang and are thinking of you constantly. Love, Aunt Cathy and Uncle Tony
::: Cathy, 4/14/2005 7:28:49
I do not know Richard or Danielle. I live in Texas and read about this tragedy on www.courttv.com. I just want to say that my prayers go out to Richard, Danielle and their friends and family. I am following this and doing what I can from Texas to help...
::: Laura Stark, 4/13/2005 13:29:52
My dearest Richard, I wish you could know how many people love you. What a tribute to you and Danielle. Your family misses you desperately -- we all miss you. I am not big on sharing my feelings at a time like this but we are all at a loss as to where you are. Every day that goes by adds to the pain. Just want you to know that we love you and miss you.
Love, Aunt Roe and Justin
::: Rosemarie, 4/12/2005 12:55:21
My sister and I have known Rich for years...my sister Cindy went to school with Rich and Christine and was good friends with them...I played Ice Hockey with and against him(I went to Cherry Hill East). I would like to join in the search and will do anything needed of me. Please e-mail me and let me know what you need.
if any information I gather lead to the finding of Rich and Danielle I do not want the reward....I am doing this out of friendship to Rich and his family. May god bless them and bring them home safely.
::: Anthony Ferrara, Jr., 4/11/2005 23:08:29
I know Rich from both grade school and high school. I have been following this story via the internet for the past 6 weeks, as I now live in Biloxi, MS. I have always considered Rich a friend, and I am praying for him and Danielle, and my heart goes out to both families.
::: Lou Papa, 4/11/2005 21:27:26
Learned of this tragic story from a Buffalo, NY newspaper and then went online to understand navigating the links of Internet use. Currently a novice on this computer system. Hope for all with a fast conclusion to this matter. The musical tributes are over whelming with tears on my cheeks. From another person who is a RICHARD also !
::: Richard, 4/3/2005 14:16:01
Prayers are with you, I hope both Danielle and Richard are found soon.
::: Amy, 4/2/2005 17:27:30
My thoughts and prayers (every night) are for Rich and Danielle, and both of their extended families. Angela-- I think of you every day, and hope you are okay... little Tony wishes you well too....
::: Lori, 3/30/2005 12:55:09
On this holiday, my thoughts and prayers are with this beautiful couple and my hope is for their safe return home to their children and faimiles. May God watch over you.
::: Jennifer Bushnik, 3/26/2005 23:41:36
My prayers are with you at all times, i wish for your safe recovery.
::: Theresa, 3/25/2005 13:58:09
I am 35 yrs old, born/raised in Philadelphia. I recently moved to Florida and just read the story of your loved ones on the net. I pray to the Great Lord Jesus for their safe return. I have also forwarded this story to my Pastor and Church in Philadelphia. God Bless You All.
::: Rita Rodriguez, 3/24/2005 5:52:58
As a Christian, and a mom, my heart goes out to both families. I will share this with my church prayer group and we will keep on the lookout, even though we are all the way out here in rural Montana. I am just one of millions who has heard about this on the internet and is praying for Richard, Danielle, and the families. God Bless.
::: Donna Gianolla, 3/24/2005 3:34:48
I am praying hard every day for the safe return of these two wonderful people. I have known Danielle since she was 6 years old and Richard since he was 14 and my heart breaks to see the torment that their families are going through.
::: Missy R., 3/23/2005 22:51:22
I PRAY THAT THE TWO ARE FOUND AND RETURN TO THEIR FAMILIES. GOD BLESS THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES.
::: MICHELLE, 3/23/2005 18:26:29
My prayers are with the couple, their families and their friends. I am on the West Coast but will pass on the information to my East Coast circle. May God speed their journey back home.
::: Ross Sutton, 3/23/2005 15:52:18
I AM PRAYING FOR DANIELLE AND RICHARD TO COME HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES!
::: RUTHANN PALMER, 3/23/2005 15:47:12
MY PRAYERS R WITH U I AM FROM PHILLY BORN IN SOUTH PHILLY NOW LIVING IN VA.BEACH JUST READING THE STORY ON TH WEB I WILL PASS THIS ON TO MY FRIENDS
::: JOANNA, 3/23/2005 14:36:03
Read about the disappearance and immediately thought about the possibility that the couple ran off a bridge or an abuttment landing them in some kind of waterway and buried below. Has this been explored ?
::: Jack, 3/23/2005 14:32:24
My family is a long time customer of the Viking Bakery and we pray for the safe return of Danielle and Richard. Ted Rauch Rosemont, PA
::: ted rauch, 3/23/2005 14:29:54
I just want to send out my thoughts and prayers for both families. I do not know Richard or Danielle but have been through what these families are going thru. My prayers will be with you though while you are going thru this difficult time in your life and I hope that everything ends well. Crystal
::: Crystal, 3/23/2005 14:01:48
I suggest you contact this lady to see if she can help. She work for the police with missing persons. I pray for the families. Her name is Laurie McQuary
15800 Boones Ferry Road, Suite C-205
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Voice (503) 636-1832
::: Carol, 3/23/2005 13:57:58
I am very sorry to all the members of both families. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. May God be with you and give you all strength that is needed to endure such stressful circumstances. God bless the children of Richard and Danielle, may your parents return home soon safely.
::: Diane, 3/23/2005 13:47:41
I do not know Richard or Danielle but I pray for them and their families every night. Stay positive and God Bless.
::: Danielle Garcia, 3/23/2005 13:45:01
I do not know Richard or Danielle, I read about this on AOL news, but my prayers are with them, their family, and friends for a safe return.
::: Rowena, 3/23/2005 13:26:27
I do not know Richard and Danielle I just saw this article online. My thoughts and prayers are with both of the families & I will pray for the both of them to come home safely...
::: Julie, 3/23/2005 12:59:28
I do not know Richard or Danielle but I saw this story on my local news (Nashville, TN) this afternoon...It makes me sick to my stomach to hear this horrible news...I cannot imagine the sadness that her little boy and his daughter are sure to experience for the rest of their lives are they not found....I wish there was something I could do to help in such a terrible hopeless situation...I cannot fathom what it would be like if a loved one were to simply vanish...I am truly sorry for their friends and family and hope that they may find some peace very soon...Asia Payne - Nashville, TN
::: Asia Payne, 3/23/2005 12:43:23
It has been many years since I have seen Richie or Danielle but we had alot of great times together. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to both families as my family and I are praying for their safe returm home.
::: Lori Faer-Downing, 3/23/2005 9:06:30
Angela, this is from all of us from WV, we all love you and hope that your dad is alright. Were all praying for you and your family. Please give me a call ..
::: Jess Rothstein, 3/23/2005 9:06:29
It has been many years since I have seen Richie or Danielle but we had alot of great times together. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to both families as my family and I are praying for their safe returm home.
::: Lori Faer-Downing, 3/23/2005 9:05:41
I am so sorry to hear about this I pray for your families every night I have sent this to every contact in me address book.... Keep up the faith
My prayers are with you!
::: Staci Shoenberger, 3/22/2005 21:39:00
I am praying for both of you and your families!!!!!!Please be somewhere safe!!! Rich is a great person always happy!!! Dannielle was always smiling!!!! Love you Both, Dana DeMone
::: Dana DeMone, 3/21/2005 11:34:11
I worked with Danielle about 5 yrs ago. I feel terrible about what is happening. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
::: rikki, 3/18/2005 19:17:42
To the Petrone & Imbo/Ottobre family,
I am so saddened by this horrific news. I knew both Richard and Christine as well as Danielle from high school. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Tracy Wahler (Batt)
::: Tracy Wahler (Batt), 3/15/2005 18:14:15
I have not seen Rich or Danielle in a lot of years. I know Danielle from Cherry Hill East and Rich from Christine and hanging out at the teen dance club California East. My heart goes out to both families and I am praying for a safe return.
::: Suzanne Forman, 3/15/2005 17:10:03
To the Petrone & Imbo family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I live only a few blocks away from Richard. I will also ask around the neighborhood. May God bless you.
::: Sonya H. (S. Philly), 3/14/2005 9:13:07
To all of the Petrone family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you every day. I try to talk to different people to see if anyone has any different info on the situaton. Richard is a great person and it breaks my heart everytime I think about this unknown. My heart goes out to you Marge (from a moms perspective) and his daughter. Please, know that there are many people(more than you would think) that are trying everyday to find an answer to this horrific disappearance. May you be blessed with peace of mind quickly! All my love, Trudy
::: Trudy Morgan(Brandt), 3/11/2005 22:01:15