This memorial is created in memory of our beloved Peter Steele, who passed away at the young age of 48. Born on January 4, 1962, He left this world on April 14, 2010. He finally found the peace He so longingly searched for...

He will live within our hearts forever...

Posted by phoebe strong on April 14, 2022
Posted by Vânia Ferreira on January 5, 2022
Happy belated birthday in heaven, Pete!!
Life's not the same without you.
Hope you're rocking up there!!
Love and miss you forever and ever!!!! <3 <3 <3
Posted by Mervi Viljander on January 5, 2022
Dark Angel I miss you so much
Posted by Lisamarie Collinsvereen on January 5, 2022
Am little late but it was never easy to express myself but I wish belated birthday Pete. Just know your time here on earth made a difference in a lot of people lives. You will always in are heart and soul forever I miss you every single day see you on the flip side one day . End with this you left imprint in mind and a left a Scar on my heart ..
Posted by cheryl frallicciardi on January 4, 2022
Always on my mind.never forget.
Posted by Susan Lang on April 14, 2021
Such a beautiful mind and spirit. No one will ever compare. Gone way too soon my creepy green light. Forever in my heart.
Posted by phoebe strong on March 7, 2021
I cant believe u just discovered your amazing band and never got to see you live such a tragedy that your life is over xx
Posted by Lisamarie Collinsvereen on January 4, 2021
Another year has past Pete and it’s still unbelievable your gone , No one will ever know how much I miss you and think about you often , I try to keep your memories alive every single day , Happy heavenly Birthday Pete, See ya on the flip side one day
Posted by Nikki Sylvia on January 4, 2021
Happy birthday Peter.  Your songs will stay with me forever and your voice haunts me in my dreams. Luv u to death  luv u, Nikki.
Posted by Lisamarie Collinsvereen on May 18, 2020
Am so sorry it took me this long to do this Rest easy Pete it’s been a hard ten years since you’ve past and the memories stay the same even though god needed you more , it’s still feels so unrealistic that your gone and talking about you in a Pastans it’s just heartbreaking, I can honestly say I have not ever come across another person like you til this day your heart and soul was beautiful your kindness left a imprint on my soul you maybe no here but your never be forgotten ever I miss you more then I can say , I pray I will one day see you on the flip side until then rest easy my friend you have left a beautiful memory to not only me but to everyone one else ♾
Posted by MaryAnn Thorson on April 15, 2020
10 yrs too long ..Love MaryAnn
Posted by cheryl frallicciardi on April 15, 2020
10 years peter where have the years gone? I still love you and miss you.your music lives on from generation to generation.r.i.p beautiful soul never forget!
Posted by Pandora Callicoatt on January 8, 2020
still miss you Peter..sorry i'm late for your birthday Green Man..but the world is still darker without you..2020 will be a decade since you left us still make me cry with your dark and beautiful voice..happy belated birthday my dark Prince..we all miss you :(
Posted by Vânia Ferreira on January 6, 2020
Happy belated birthday to you, big guy!! I thought of you all day long.
I wonder what you would be doing if you were still here...
God bless your beautiful soul!!!
Thank you for everything you've made!! <3 <3 <3
Posted by William Grover on January 5, 2020
Obviously I never knew Peter personally, nonetheless I continue to miss his presence on this plain damn near everyday. His music has been a constant in my life since I was 13 and I'm now 40. His and Type O Negative's music has helped me through alot in me and my friend's lives and he was there for me in spirit at times when not many others were. Miss you Peter. Continue to R.I.P.
Posted by MaryAnn Thorson on January 4, 2020
Thinking of you always ....MaryAnn
Posted by Aaron S on January 4, 2020
Happy Birthday big guy! Coming up on 10 years without you, crazy.
Posted by Lisamarie Collinsvereen on January 4, 2020
Happy 58 th Birthday Pete Ratajczyk Steele ,  may you sing in the angels heavenly choir my dear friend you maybe out of sight but never out of heart and mind I miss you big guy rest easy Pete , see ya on the flip side one day
Posted by Vânia Ferreira on November 27, 2019
I've been thinking a lot of you lately!! Hope you're happy and at peace. Thank you very much for everything you've made. I miss you deeply. <3 <3 <3
Posted by Lisamarie Collinsvereen on July 29, 2019
Nine years you have left this world it’s so unreal to even talk about you in the three person, I still remember that voice and how you laugh because I didn’t know anything about you then , But instead of taking it as a insults You aroused Me about instead but that was okay , when I was at my lowest point in life you come in to my life as a friend who listen instead of judging me , But I still remember how you said was you born in a cave I said no and you said are you sure you don’t live in a cave I said no and we just laughed , I will always remember you and owe you so much , miss you Pete , oh by the way I finally come out of my cave green man .
Posted by Teri Bilyeu on April 15, 2019
Brother Beloved. Written in 2013
For it has taken me so long to mindfully endure
Three years grief heralds the following lore
Therein thy fortress of once brazen anger
Adorned animation eclipsed by pain
Such charismatic penchant that was our beloved brother
Whom thou witnessed an untimely fall from grace
And in his mourning, heeded long by those who knew
Such scars unveiled an elixir ripe for his devil's brew
Found in liquid courage he named
And a bit of angel dust
Myriad images of a once broken soul
Long perhaps the time of 'October Rust'
For in these contentions, he mercilessly fought
Such battle cries herein
His inner demons paved the way
Looking to the eternal for death he once sought
Silence bestowed his crimson lips that fateful day
Now in years forward, still mourned by those who adore
Haunted whispers of that alluring voice
Lying beyond the realms of Heaven's door
A sacrifice in the end, in which no one escapes
Enchanted emerald eyes did he find
What lurks beyond those 'pearly gates'
To behold the golden key for which his spirit may soar
Long live the Green Man,
May you be evermore...
"I miss you. I Really Miss You."
Posted by Pandora Callicoatt on April 14, 2019
still miss u so much Peter-it feels like yesterday that we lost you. 9 years since your beautiful soul left this world and there is a large hole in it because of it. I hope you finally found peace and that you are laughing and happy now because you deserve it. I hope you are surrounded by your family and felines that loved you and we all still do here too.
Posted by Mervi Viljander on April 14, 2019
So sad day..We miss ya Pete ❤️
Posted by MaryAnn Thorson on April 14, 2019
Miss You Always ..Love MaryAnn..
Posted by Mary Wynn on January 14, 2019
Peter you will and always be a part of my life. I can relate so much to your music it brought me out of so many places and removes the stresses from this world. Till we meet again keep jammin in heaven!
Posted by Heidi Lewis French on January 7, 2019
Hope you are resting well Green Man! You are missed but not forgotten! Happy Belated Birthday!
RIP Peter!
Posted by Kelly Vinson on January 4, 2019
Wishing him peaceful bliss wherever he is...while the world continues to turn here...churning up another storm...out of which another one like you will someday visit
Posted by Angela Gillispie on January 4, 2019
Happy Birthday Peter. You left us far too early. You're loved, missed and thought of daily. You mean so much to me and many others. I know I'll see you in Heaven one day friend, until then.. I'll love you to death,
Posted by Teri Bilyeu on January 4, 2019
Wrote while listening to ‘Suspended in Dusk’ 
An angel roams in heaven
Within the still of the night
Like picture stills lost in time
The eternal breath that is our light
Was how you lived your life
And then, you were gone . . .
Emerald eyes might I entice
Your wraith that hides
Behind the curtain call
Searching for your prime
You were lost in time
Yet, your fire still burns
In the souls of us all . . .
For what can I surmise
By those misty morning eyes
Your cadence in that old familiar song
From afar I hath observed
All through the years while
Your white light eternally burned
Both wicks well into the early birth of dawn . . .
Those emerald eyes did I go blind
By the dice karma had rolled
Cast aside you were one of a kind
Peered upon by those
Who could see into your soul . . .
While inside, those left behind hath cried
Wondering how it all went wrong
In years since your demise
I hid behind thy disguise
Beyond the brisk leaves
Of that autumnal morning psalm . . .
Emerald eyes, may peace be with thee
Whispered by the shadows within us all
When the Gods had their say
That fateful moment you were whisked away
Suspended in dusk we shall remain
Your timeless essence felt within
Taken by the crisp breeze
Of an early morning fall . . .
Many blessings to the Ratajczyk family.
Posted by Heather Dunado on January 4, 2019
Missing your smile, your voice, your laugh, and warm bear hugs. Love you to death, Pete. ~ Heather, Nate and Lyanna
Posted by cathy Ratajczyk on January 4, 2019
Happy Birthday Peter. Never forgotten!
Posted by MaryAnn Thorson on January 4, 2019
Happy Birthday , Love always MaryAnn xo
Posted by Angel Smith on December 3, 2018
You're missed greatly Green Man.
Always in the hearts of each and every fan.
I'll love you til death.
Posted by Casey Nicole on November 2, 2018
I miss you.
Posted by cathy Ratajczyk on October 23, 2018
Happy Halloween in Heaven Peter our far reaching "brother" to many. Your presence is missed daily, strongly felt from other planes that you realm within and you spoke of. Your music always soothing, bringing back how much you affected and meant to so many people through your words and voice. But at the same time it is heart breaking as your life was cut short by your untimely passing. It's hard to comprehend what music you would have written for the world as there was so much left for you to share generously through your abilities. Thank you for all the sweet memories and fun throughout our childhood together, your genius as a profound composer and linguistics, as a lyricist and your nature as a man.
Posted by Summer Oleniuk on October 22, 2018
The first time Type O negative hit my ears I was hooked. When paired with your voice, it resonated so much deeper. It's B.S that your time came when it did. You had way too much left to say. You're mourned greatly by your loved ones...and us Eternal Fans are left with the skat that's called music these days. I bet you're giving Prince hell.....
Posted by William Grover on October 18, 2018
I miss Peter's artistic contributions to the world of music so much, and of course his truly unique sense of humor, personality and world view. Him and the rest of the guys in Type O Negative were such a huge influence on me growing up and they still are to this day. The music and words he left us with will live forever and continue to act as audio therapy for generations to come. A true hero of mine. Please do not come here to mourn, but to celebrate. We love and miss you Peter. Continue to R.I.P.
Posted by Courtney McQuaid on October 17, 2018 have touched so many people, myself included. Your memory will last forever with the music you created. You will never be forgotten. Loved and missed always..
Do not stand at my grave and weep 
I am not there. I do not sleep. 
I am a thousand winds that blow. 
I am the diamond glints on snow. 
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. 
I am the gentle autumn rain. 
When you awaken in the morning's hush 
I am the swift uplifting rush 
Of quiet birds in circled flight. 
I am the soft stars that shine at night. 
Do not stand at my grave and cry; 
I am not there. I did not die.
Rest easy Peter..we love you!
Posted by Delia Ross on October 17, 2018
Oh God I miss you, I really miss you
Posted by Billy Byers on September 27, 2018
I really wish i could have met you peter your music has helped me through rough times in my life you spoke a message that touched the lives of many and for that i thank you so with a heavy heart i wanted to say you live on in my life and give me strength r.i.p green man
Posted by Aaron S on September 25, 2018
RIP Pete, I sure miss you bro.
Posted by MaryAnn Thorson on April 14, 2018
My Dear Friend 8yrs !! This day is always Hard , I miss ya , I wish we were back in 93, I miss your crazy phone calls At 3 am..I think of you and Smile , then cry .. I will see you again , Do you think the other side will be ready for That ?.lol..Bye For Now..Love MaryAnn
Posted by Pandora Callicoatt on January 4, 2018
i miss u my dark prince..your voice still haunts my soul-you are still missed dear one..happy birthday in the afterlife my emerald eyed angel Peter..
Posted by Sherri Morrison on January 4, 2018
Happy birthday Peter
Posted by Mervi Viljander on January 4, 2018
At my funeral ya wont be there..
Posted by Nikki Sylvia on January 4, 2018
Always and forever in my heart. 
Posted by linda bransford on January 4, 2018
Happy Birthday Peter
Posted by MaryAnn Thorson on January 4, 2018
Happy Birthday Pete..xo
Posted by Tony Luna on January 4, 2018
Happy b-day Peter. I miss u dearly, bro. See ya soon...
Posted by linda bransford on January 4, 2018
Happy Birthday
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Posted by phoebe strong on April 14, 2022
Posted by Vânia Ferreira on January 5, 2022
Happy belated birthday in heaven, Pete!!
Life's not the same without you.
Hope you're rocking up there!!
Love and miss you forever and ever!!!! <3 <3 <3
Posted by Mervi Viljander on January 5, 2022
Dark Angel I miss you so much
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Shared by Tony Luna on January 4, 2018

   When I first heard Christian Woman I really dug it. Then I went out and bought Bloody Kisses and I was hooked! When October Rust came out I ran out and bought it. Unfortunately it disappeared from work not long after. Years went by (I was married by this time, kinda out of the loop) and I heard some new (to me) Type O from October Rust (don't remember which tune) and again, I was re-hooked. This was about 2011 or 12, unfortunately. Well, within the next year I possesed every CD except The Least Worst Of, because I never liked buying greatest hits albums cuz I always assumed they were just a money grab by the record label.

   I was in heaven with all this Type O Negative! Never did a day go by that I didn't hear at least one Type O tune. Then one day, a few years later, I was at the record store and thought, hell, I might as well pick up The Least Worst Of. Then I'll have a complete collection. I got out to my truck and unwrapped the CD and off came the price tag and all the other shit that was covering the song list and was like "whoa!! I've never heard that one. Or that one", etc...It was, no exageration, one of the best days of my life- hearing all this new music by my favorite band, years after Pete was gone. It was like he bestowed the greatest gift upon me from beyond the grave. To this day, 12 Black Rainbows is one of my favorites!

   Since re-discovering Type O years ago, I have devoured any and all I could about Peter and the band. So much so that it's like I knew them all personally. They came across to me as a very welcoming, approachable, down to earth bunch of dudes. I would love to meet the rest of the band.

   I'll never forgive myself for missing out when Peter was alive and the band was active. Thank you Peter and I'll see you soon!

Shared by Ruby Hill on October 1, 2016

Older than you in life and blessed to have shared you in spirit...your words/music was truly inspiration to myself..Type O Negative was you...your shared life really felt more deeply than most who walked this road of life...with all its had so much understanding and wisdom...when I listen to your music...which will always be  reminded me that you blessed me with your Earth existence... May you always fly with the Angels and live in your beloved Autumn Eternity... Existing with all your beloved ones in the light!!!

My first love... Carnivore

Shared by Susan Lang on January 21, 2016

Way back in 1988 my (best friend)sister Mecia and I live in a northern Illinois town named Dixon. My genius sister would wrap me in aluminum foil and send me out on the front porch roof in the wee morning hours so we could listen to the radio station kayshee 95 out of Iowa. The (maamaamaa) Metal Shop was the only radio station that we knew of that was ballasy enough to play...Carnivore!!!! Looking back I can't believe songs like SMD, Angry Neurotic Catholics and my favorite Jack Daniels and Pizza were played over the airwaves. And thank the Lord they were cause this was my first introduction to the genius, pure genius of Peter Steele. My sister and I subsequently hounded local record store owners in search of the elusive Retaliation. Still to this day I cannot pass a copy of Retaliation without buying it because I never want to be without this record. Yes it is that important to me. The time spent in foil freezing on that roof marked the beginning of a decades long love affair with Carnivore and soon to follow my beloved Type O Negative (for which I have 5 tattoos). I will forever miss the concerts, the Skeletours, there will never be anything that would compare.