Peter Moutos

If the sailboat hadn’t gotten lost, they might never have met. If the red- haired nurse hadn’t noticed his deepening sunburn and offered him sunscreen, they might not have talked so much. And if the shy man hadn’t screwed up the courage to ask for her number, the sweet daily routines of Peter and Meg Moutos would never have evolved.

'He’d say, `I love you, gorgeous woman,’ and I’d say, `I love you, handsome young man,’ and he’d go off in the morning,' Mrs. Moutos said of her husband, 44, a systems consultant at Marsh & McLennan who lived in Chatham, N.J. 'At 5 he’d call me: `How’s my gorgeous woman?’ `How’s my handsome young man?’ and tell me what time to pick him up at the train, and then we’d go to the Y together in Madison.'

They would work out, pick each other up in a bear hug to crack each other’s spine, then he would carry her gym bag as they left.

'If we had an irritable day, we wouldn’t discuss it until after we were done, because we were always in such better moods after we worked out,' she said.

They were married less than a year and a half.

Copyright (c) 2001 by The New York Times Co. Reprinted by permission.

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Pete - After all these years, your loss is still so vivid in my heart. I miss you
Catherine Moutos, Family
Sep 11 2013 5:00PM
Peter, I think of you this day with fond memories of our time together at Corporate Systems starting in 1988. You are not forgotten. God Bless. Mike
Mike Turner, Colleague
Sep 11 2012 9:48PM
Pete, I thought about you all weekend. I will always appreciate how you made me feel welcome my first year at CS in 1988. Never saw you without a smile on your face. My prayers are with your loved ones. We will always remember.
Doug Walker, Colleague
Sep 12 2011 2:06PM
Pete, It's hard to believe that it has been 10 years since your smile brightened our lives. We miss you in so many ways. I think of you often- as I know many others do- and I always smile remembering your intelligence, kindness, and humor.
Leslie Tremblay, Colleague
Sep 9 2011 12:28PM
Dean, Peters mom was staying with us on 9-11. I took her to the ariport several times to fly to New York to see Meg. I live in a small town in New Mexico with less than a hundred people, so to be affected be 9-11 one would have never gussed. The grace and compassion that Meg showed to Dean her mother in law was genuine. I did not know Peter but I saw the love of a mother for her son. Our toughts and prayers are with you always. We Will Never Forget!
Matt Stevenson, Family
Sep 11 2010 11:11AM
Peter, thank you for the tickets to the Joyce! Such a lovely guy...
Carrie Heiberger Cook, Colleague
Sep 11 2010 9:23AM
Peter, I will always remember that you treated everyone with class and kindness. You will be forever missed.
Ellis Green, Friend
Sep 16 2009 12:25AM
My thoughts are with Peter's family today....
Eileen Giordano, Colleague
Sep 11 2009 8:55AM
Peter, Andrew had his Bar Mitzvah this past weekend and he lit a candle in your memory and honor. You will be so happy to know that your wonderful wife, Meg, was with us on this most special occasion. It comforts us to know that you are Andrew's guardian angel. You would be so proud of your 'little man,' who is not so little anymore! I think of you often and remember all the great times we had working together on IBM and other clients. You will always be with me in my heart.
Joan Schaeffer, Colleague
Sep 12 2006 7:55PM
I am thinking of you today, Peter. Bless you.
Michael C. Sensiba, Colleague
Sep 11 2006 1:45PM
Pete, The honor was exceeded only by the pleasure. Bob
Bob Henderson, Colleague
Sep 10 2004 9:16PM
Peter, I still think of you and miss you. All the things you were, and are, to those of us who knew you remind us what a great loss was suffered on Sept. 11, 2001.
Michael Sensiba, Colleague
Sep 8 2004 12:37AM
The Moutos humor will always linger in my mind; sharp, witty, and always playful. I will miss that. Sometimes, Pete would love to talk and argue with me about God. It was always a friendly argument and it was always challenging. I know God has a purpose in all things and that God never turned his back on Pete. Goodbye Pete..
Greg Meador, Friend
Sep 13 2002 6:42PM
Pete, I can't believe you are gone. I did not know until today. You and I started our business careers together in Amarillo and I credit you with pushing me to become more valuable to the company. I miss your 'technical quize question of the day'. I wondered why a few attempts to reach your e mail had gone unanswered and now I know. I will miss your unique wit and sense of humor. You are an original and one of the best of the best. I am sure you have been reunited with your loyal black lab Leonard and I hope you have found green fields to run in together. I pray that God has blessed you. Bob Neely Amarillo, Texas
Bob Neely, Friend
Sep 12 2002 3:51PM
Pete - Your wit, unabashed desire to improve, and original way of looking at everything sticks with me to this day. Your bud, Mark Sorrels Amarillo, Texas
Mark Sorrels, Friend
Sep 11 2002 9:32PM
I knew Pete for most of my 13 professional years. Pete would always say to me when we would run into eachother that 'the honor was only exceeded by the pleasure' of seeing me. Pete it was an honor to have known you. Pat
Patrick O'Neill, Colleague
Sep 11 2002 3:24PM
Thinking of you today Pete as I have many times this past year. I remember what a character you were and that sense of humor when we worked together in Texas. Will never forget that phone greeting, 'Hey Kenneth, Pete Moutos here!'. Always appreciated your outgoing manner, positive thinking and thoroughness when working on projects. Like all those that knew you, you are missed.
Kenneth T. Parker, Colleague
Sep 11 2002 3:18PM
Peter, whether one would 'look under the veil, peel back the onion, or pull back the curtain' (some of your favortite phrases) the revelation would be the same. You are a thorough, dedicated, caring person focused on improving what is in your charge. For the past year I continue to think of you and the projects I assisted you with. Thanks for shepherding me through the investigative consulting process in Amarillo; that helped me grow as a consultant. Thanks for the limo you arranged during one of my visits to New York; that made me feel important. Thanks for being so good-natured when Mark B. and I counted all your Bartlett quotes during your RMIC presentation in Orlando; that reminded me of our friendship. Thanks for touching the lives of all you met in a very positive, caring way.
Ted Ziton, Colleague
Sep 11 2002 10:53AM
My first rememberance of Peter was him walking over my Desk, saw the TEXAS COFFE MUG On my table and made UT(University of Texas) sign with his right hand smiling and wanted to know if I went to UT also. I worked at Marsh and his Office was right behind my cubicle. In the 6 months I worked there, we had few quick conversations. Peter was Classy and very hardworking man. I would see him in office before me every morning and hardly saw him leaving in the evening. And when he said, 'Good morning, how're you doing'. He really meant it and eager to get an answer back. Peter, though I did not know you much but you would be heartly missed.
Harpreet, Colleague
Aug 14 2002 11:14AM
You were always there no matter what. Your days always seemed to have more than 24 hours and you seemed to be awake during them all. I could never figure out how you did it. You were fun to work with and you will be greatly missed.
Bill Gardner, Colleague
Jun 24 2002 5:40PM
I will miss your constant energy and helpfulness. Take care
Tom Ridgway, Colleague
Apr 16 2002 2:48PM
Peter, I will miss your smiling face and kind words. You always knew how to make me smile and you were always willing to help out even when you were so busy. PS - the kids are fine! Adriana
Adriana Bossey, Colleague
Apr 8 2002 11:23AM