To TCFF Club Members:
I wanted to let you all know that longtime Club member Pete Smith died this past weekend, October 17, 2015. Pete was a friend and a just a really good guy. As a Club member, he would readily volunteer to help as needed when time permitted. We will all miss him greatly. Below is a email Bob & I received from his daughter. She asked that we share this with the Club...Larry
Tri County Flyfishers-
It is with great sadness that I write this, but I'm thankful for the friendships my Dad developed within your group. He cared for all of you and loved being a part of your Club.
Pete was in Colorado visiting his son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. He spent the entire day on Friday fishing with them. They caught 8 trout. He was having trouble breathing all day but ignored it because he just attributed his struggle to his asthma and high elevation. When the family returned home, Pete continued having some difficulty breathing so he was taken to the hospital. He went into cardiac arrest. He died quickly, so he was in no pain.
His wishes were to be cremated, so those arrangements are being taken care of in CO. Once his ashes are prepared, Marcia (his wife) will go to NY to have a memorial service and celebration of life reception. She will then return to Florida with the ashes.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. My mom's ( Marcia Smith ) number is 631-603-8773 or you can reach me at 631-384-3062.
Nicole Bernor ( Pete's daughter)