Thursday, August 11, 2011

In Memory of Peter Cadwell

As many of you now know, Peter Cadwell, a beloved friend to so many people in the Boston triathlon community, devoted husband, father, brother, son, and past president of the Boston Triathlon Team, died Tuesday, August 9th. At the time he was in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Mary Beth and their sons Hayden and Ethan. Pete had just completed a swim and was in the first mile of a 5k run when he had a heart attack.

His friends and family have been personally calling as many people as possible in hopes of reaching you all by phone before this message went out on Facebook and email. We apologize to anyone we were not able to reach in advance.

Mary Beth has expressed her overwhelming thanks and gratitude for all of the calls and emails she has been getting even though she can not respond to everyone right now. She has asked that you visit the Facebook page that has been set up -"Friends & Family of Pete Cadwell" and share your memories and thoughts with everyone who loved him. Updates on memorial services will be relayed as soon as they have been finalized.

Many people are talking about how to support Mary Beth and the boys in the coming days, months, and years - please keep those thoughts alive and we will undoubtedly put together some type of memorial run or swim in the months ahead both to remember Pete and to establish a fund for Hayden and Ethan.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Regina O'Toole or Maggie O'Toole