Peter J. Corpus (1959-2010)
Colleague, Friend, Advocate and Funny Guy
Today, we will remember a dear soul, Peter J. Corpus.
Peter left us too early and so unexpectedly before Thanksgiving. Peter has worked tirelessly for the good of all people, especially the Asian American, Pilipino with Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), and GLBT communities. These memorials from API Equality-LA, GAPSN, Asian Journal and LA Times say it all.
Peter and I met when we worked together at Project Angel Food in the late 1990's. Project Angel Food is an amazing non-profit that prepares and delivers meals to those with HIV/AIDS and life-threatening illnesses. Along with John, Christopher, Helen, Jami and Racheal, we formed a great group of fundraisers and admin staff. Those times together are remembered so fondly.
I remember Peter's laugh most of all. In fact, when I hear his name, I don't see his face, I hear the hearty, crackling laugh that is Peter J. Corpus. We would sit in the little staff area of Project Angel Food's offices on Sunset Blvd and we go through the joke:
Knock, Knock...Peter, we will all miss you so much. My deepest sympathies to your family and friends. May you make lots of people in heaven laugh as much as you did down here. - mary
John the Baptist (accompanied by a sprinkle of water!)