A Blackbelt is a white belt who never quit.
I remember when Pete and Wendy and Brian were white belts.
People say that this or that person has not found himself,
but self is not something one finds; its something one creates.
I watched these guys create.
Given enough time anyone can master the physical.
With enough knowledge anyone can become wise. It is a true warrior who can master both and surpass the result. Pete did that.
To be a warrior is not a simple matter of being one.
It is rather an endless struggle, that will go on to the very last moments of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior in the same way no one is born an average man.
Pete was never average, he always had the warrior spirit.
Besides my friendship and love for his family,
The highest honor I can bestow on my friend,
my brother and my student is the rank of Shodan.
I am giving his family my own Blackbelt.
Peter J. Comalli, 49, of 60 George Street in Lee, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
Born on September 20, 1961 in Pittsfield, he was the son of Janet Shaker Comalli and the late George Comalli, Sr. He was educated in Lee schools and was a 1980 graduate of Lee High School. After high school Peter went on to Springfield Technical College, graduating in 1982.
In 1984 he joined the Family Business, Comalli Electric.
Peter was an avid Patriots fan and enjoyed playing pool, skiing, and traveling.
He had a great love for his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.