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Peter John
Lupini

Tuesday August 23, 2005 aged 38. Beloved son of Gerald and Ellennee Schreihart. Dear brother of Jim. Grandson of Raymond Schreihart. Further survived by many relatives and friends. Peter lived in New Orleansthe city of his heart formerly lived in Milwaukee. He worked at Pal’s Lounge in New Orleans where he was loved and where he trained the pets that were welcome to leave him alone and just look out the window. Peter was a free spirit and danced his own dance and had a beat like no other. He will be sorely missed and is deeply loved. Keep him in your prayers and close to your hearts. Please, in his memory do anything you can to help the people of New Orleans. May he rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord.
HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES
Tebo-Peppy-Klemmer&Scheuerell Chapel

Past Comments

Noel Tylla

I’ve known Pete through good friends since about 1990. My first Mardi Gras in New Orleans was spent with Pete, Pone, Timmy wonderously wandering around the quarter. He showed us a great time everytime we visited his beloved city. I ran into him last Halloween in New Orleans and suprised him .. I got a huge hug and kiss when he realized I was from “back home” and hadnt’ seen him in a few years. I’ll never ever forget him. May he be happy and march to his own drum forever.

Johnny Angel

Peter Was my friend. I first heard of this character from my drummer, Ronnie Magri around 97′, 98′. The moment I met him I liked him. Peter very quickly found a place in my operation….
In my weekly Saturday night club in the French Quarter called, THE WHIRLAWAY LOUNGE..he was my doorman,DJ, and tripled as my MC…but more importantly…he and I became a comedy team with skits written by the hip writer, Paulie “The Pen” Gerrard. Peter was a natural performer…with a fantastic sense of timing. With the success of THE WHIRLAWAY LOUNGE…We moved the “ACT” to the Toulouse Theater Now, ONE EYED JACKS where I expanded the concept on the WL, and with the script of Gerrard, I called the play, CLUB DEUCE. Peter took the stage name earlier at WL of, MANNY BING BING BING MEDICI….In Club Deuce..I teamed him up with another actor, Jack..who is short and round…and Peter as you know was very skinny…and stood much taller than Jack played opposite him..They were very funny together..ala Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, Bud Abbott, and Lou Costello…
All through these performances…I was booked every Monday night at a fancy supper club on the ritzy St. Charles Ave. called the RED ROOM. Peter was there and one night I got him to end my show with one of his original monolouges with my orchestra playing behind him…..He was a HIT….needless to say…Every Monday, when you saw Peter on the Red Room stage..you knew it was time to pay the bar tab.

The play, CLUB DEUCE was a hit….and it became time to record my first record….and yes, you know..I HAD TO HAVE “MANNY BING BING BING MEDICI” on this recording.
I called the CD, ‘CLUB DEUCE” after my play
If you already didn’t know….PETER LUPINI opens my debut recording…AND…he ends it with his original monolouges The opening number is the beginning of the play, CLUB DEUCE..which Paulie wrote..and Peter enhanced.
The other number is something original by Peter called, “THE VENUS OF AVENUE ‘D’…which was supposedly “autobiographical”….but…it’s ALL PETER…an ARTIST!

As in the beginning…it was Ronnie Magri who first introduced me to this great guy, telephoned me with the shockingly tragic news of Peter’s death. Before It could really sink in on What happened to my friend…Hurrican Katrina Blew into town….and for Four months…I got out of town….I never had the chance to offer my condolences to his family and friends….The last time Pete and I spoke was at PALS LOUNGE where he was excited about his Rock & Roll band..which sadly I never did get a chance to see…but knowing my pal..it had to be tweaked to be something very unique.

Peter was a very strong presence in the New Orleans night life..and as an artist…never really got his due respect…but those of us who were fortunate to have him in our life..for however short we realize how lucky we are to have known and loved him….I miss him..and think of him often.

You can hear Peter’s performances on CLUB DEUCE at: www.gumbogroove.com
You will have to register first with the web site IT”S FREE then you can scroll down the HOME page to launch the GROOVE RADIO. there you can here my entire CD…
Peter is on tracks one and twelve.

If you’d like to have a copy of this CD…please contact me…I will gladly give this for Free to all his family and friends….up to 25. I would ask that you just send me the postage to mail this to wherever you are.

Again..My deepest and sincere condolences to all his family and friends.

Lovingly,
Johnny Angel
bandleader, the Swingin’ Demons
New Orleans, LA.

Charles Jordan

I miss you Pete!

G of Mendes

Brother O brother, why has this taken place? You led us all, Peter James, and we gladly followed. All of us would have been there by your side if we only knew at that fatal time. After surviving every known biological allergy couldn’t touching potatoes glue your eyes shut for a week?, a chaotic tour of Mexico in 1989 with you in corn rows, fer godssake!, and years on the dark streets of N.O., how did it come to this par votre propre main? Une pitié insensée, une pitié insensée. We loved you, Pete, and we still do…

Kenny&Kathleen Marsolek

We were sorry to hear of your loss. May he and all the souls of the faaithful departed rest in peace, AMEN

David Pelino

My thoughts and prayers are with Peter and his family. My memories of Peter only bring a smile to my face. Our trip to Mexico will always be one of my favorites.

Kathi Greif Wilker

Pete was one of a kind – he will be missed by everyone who knew him. God bless his family.

Brian DeNeffe

Godspeed, Pete. I’ll never forget listening to Charles Mingus records & the way your voice changed when we would order hot-wings at the Grand. la noche es joven sí

Stephan Savarino

When I first met Pete he seemed like some kind of freak of nature that knew more about the world then the world knew about itself. He was a great and creative musician. I remember the time that he performed with the rest of the gang in the old Brady street house. That was quite the special moment. He defenitly taught me something about being yourself and breaking down barriers whether they are mental or musical. I hope you found what you were looking for.

Noel Tylla

I’ve known Pete through good friends since about 1990. My first Mardi Gras in New Orleans was spent with Pete, Pone, Timmy wonderously wandering around the quarter. He showed us a great time everytime we visited his beloved city. I ran into him last Halloween in New Orleans and suprised him .. I got a huge hug and kiss when he realized I was from “back home” and hadnt’ seen him in a few years. I’ll never ever forget him. May he be happy and march to his own drum forever.

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