- Recent Comments - Chatsworth Metrolink Crash - L.A. Times http://projects.latimes.com The latest user comments on en-us Richard peck on September 12, 2013 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c130634 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c130634 It's me chuck , I miss you very much , it's so hard to believe , that your gone , it's been five years , and I feel like your going to come around the Cornner at any moment , I want to thank you for saying good bye to me on the golf course , it was you plan as day , I just wish we could of had more time , and not a moment , you would be so proud of CJ , he's become quit a man , Daniels doing good , I wish he'd do much better , but hell I'm not doing any better so , I'm sad about leaving L.A. And not being able to go to you anymore , but I needed to get out of there , I think it wasn't good for me to always be going out to the site to see you , as you know , I'm always talking to you , holding you , DAMM it chuck go and smash that up side his head , I'm sure it was murder , his texting was just bull, he left five min. Early , ran four red lights , and never hit his brakes ,, I miss our talks , , I wish we could go fishing , I miss doing things with you , as you know you'll always be with me , I mean , you can never leave me , I had you put around my neck , you can never , I mean never come off , I had you sealed in with silver , , I'm reading what all your friends have said about you , and Andrea , I know I shouldn't dwell over our lose , but I miss you chuck , I have a very big hole in my heart , you were my rock , I feel I hear ou talking though me , and I hear footsteps walking with me , and your making me crazy , cuz I hear my name being called which I don't tell anyone , anymore , don't want to be put on meds for it , so it will be just between us ok bro , I'll talk to you later love ya and miss you so much it hurts , I just want to play one more round of golf , Andreas doing fine , from what I hear , she's taking your name , which I think is fantastic , you should have married her chuck , you left her way to soon , and broke and your kids never helped her out of YOUR money problems , , I think me and CJ are going back up to the keyni river , next year , I hope we do , I miss them ,well chuck must go as you can see I have my own problems , I love and miss you , your loving brother Thu, 12 Sep 2013 04:22:53 -0700 pete retired DAL on May 18, 2010 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c28338 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c28338 I found out what happened way late, im so sorry to hear about Chuck. I had known him for about 15 years and was always laughing after talking to him, he was a good man. by the way you were right Chuck phx was way too hot. Rest in peace Chuck. Tue, 18 May 2010 10:35:49 -0700 His son Daniel on February 26, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c12258 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c12258 I still think of U every day dad.. U were the best dad a kid could ever ask for and i love U with all my heart.. I dont even know what to say i just want U back.. I miss U dad RIP your youngest son Thu, 26 Feb 2009 03:21:52 -0800 nellie kotsos on January 8, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c10237 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c10237 I use to go out with Chuck before he move to Missiour. He was very apecial to me and I am so so sorry to hear about him> I have been trying to get a hold of him until I found this out. I am glad I knew him he was such a kind soul and I always have had a special place in my heart for him and always will. Rick if you read this please contact me. I would love to hear from you and find out a little more about Chuck, He will be miss and my heart is broken. Nellie Thu, 08 Jan 2009 08:51:39 -0800 Donna & Roy Aiken on October 4, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3552 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3552 Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time.May the memories you have sustain you through this difficult time. Sat, 04 Oct 2008 02:10:49 -0700 mey chao on October 1, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3452 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3452 Though we all may have lost someone who is a big part of our lives and our hearts and we are not able to replace or fill that emptyness that our love ones have taken with them when they left this world. but i hope that maybe we all can come together and allow each other to come into each others lives since i know that we all share the same pain. when my father passed in that metrolink 2008 crash my life has not been the same and its been very difficult, my father left behind his wife and 5 children and so many grand children, and we all miss and love him so much but talkin about him with my family and remembering all the good times we had with him helps us with our pain of losing him. so i just would like to let you all know i am here if you need to talk or just someone to listen to you. my email is chaomey82@gmail.com my hearts and prayers go out to you. Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:07:51 -0700 Just another rampee on September 29, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3391 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3391 Often, we don't realize how much another individual made us smile until they're no longer with us. Chuck had a dynamically, unique ability, regardless of mood or content, to bring a smile to any conversation. He is, and always will be an infamous part of the Delta family, and will truly be missed. May God bless his family and friends during this time. Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:42:49 -0700 Louis & Michelle Mendes on September 26, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3359 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3359 What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We do not understand why Chuck left this earth so soon, before his family and friends were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, through the grace of God may you begin to remember not just that he died, but that he lived. And that his life gave you memories too beautiful to forget. May that peace which comes from these memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Louis, Michelle, Corey and Alexandrea Mendes Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:10:05 -0700 Kelly Cantu on September 24, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3279 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3279 Uncle Chuck and Aunt Pat, I am sorry to hear about Chuck, you are always in my thoughts and prayers, email me anytime you want. Love your niece, Kelly Cantu Wed, 24 Sep 2008 10:21:12 -0700 a good fraind of the family peck cubillos on September 22, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3207 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3207 My heart go out for the children's and little Rachael.She is a handicap kid who know her dad is gone ,and she is missing him very much Mon, 22 Sep 2008 12:17:13 -0700 Carla and Bill Davies on September 22, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3206 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3206 Hi Andrea, Bill and I are your neighbors. We met you and Chuck at the Roach's Summer BBQ. I specifically remember how happy the two of you were. Our sincere condolances. Please come over for a cup of tea and big HUG anytime. Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:23:44 -0700 Robbins Bros on September 21, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3165 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3165 Our condolances are with you and your family, Chuck was a very friendly individual who always seemed to smile. We will see you in a later life friend. Rich Paterson Sun, 21 Sep 2008 05:18:38 -0700 patricia on September 21, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3134 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3134 I didn't know Chuck, but I am sending my condolences. I read the comments; wish I had know him too - what a nice man he was. I have cried about the train crash even though I didn't know anyone on it - what a terrible loss of life, and so senseless. Andrea be lucky you found him - guys like that do not come around often - but I am deeply sorry for your loss - you will see him in Heaven some day. To Chuck's family and those of other travelors that day, please accept my deepest sorrow for your loss - my prayers are with you. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 07:11:40 -0700 Len Tomei , Delta Airlines on September 20, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3112 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3112 It still feels like this cant be real, I keep waiting for you to come in thru the doors at Delta , Put on a CD of your choice ,,and start going off on whatever the topic of that day may be.( But still I know it will not happen )..and that, makes us all sad. Chuck.. you had VOICE man..And no one could stop or intemadate you. You cared for what was right and spoke your mind. And from you ,,we all learned how to better stand our ground for whatever it may be that we belive in . None of us will ever understand why your life was cut so short ,, But no one can ever say you dint live life to the fullest.\ In this past year ,I saw a man who in this life had found true love (Andrea), Loved his family, Friends , Kids ,.. And most of all Had this new found HOPE. I have never seen you this happy Chuck. ( you again showed us all theres always HOPE.) So This is not goodbye Chuck But more of a thank you ..... Just for being real. and giving us all HOPE I miss ya man, Len Sat, 20 Sep 2008 07:12:34 -0700 Angela Howes on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3018 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3018 In a time such as this, words can not begin to express our deep sadness and heartbreak at the loss you have experienced. The pain you feel is shared by many as Chuck generously impacted numerous lives and souls on every path he took. Through his warmth, his intelligence, and his ability to teach he gave a gift to all who were fortunate enough to know him. Andrea, you have amazed us with your spirit, your strength and your courage. Your ability to take this man and make him a better, happier person is so admirable; you are an angel walking among us. During this time of great sadness please accept our condolences at the loss of your wonderful partner, fiance, and friend. Chuck, over the past few days I have reflected on the great man I saw you to be and how the stories and memories of you steadily capture my attention. I will forever cherish the many hours we spent together, talking, listening, and laughing; you always seemed to be the center of attention. From the simplest issues such as you hiring on with the airline industry and how it could be handled easier and run much more efficiently or the crazy nicknames you gave to all the part-timers, to where and how you grew up, and most recently the new life you had found with a wonderful angel you called Andrea; I never grew tired of the time I was able to share with you. For me, the most heartwarming stories were those of your children. When you spoke of them your eyes would light up and the love you felt for them was undeniable. I would often tease you about how you yourself were much like a child and that the energy you had would not only serve to keep up with them, but run circles around them. Chuck, the last time we spoke you were aglow with the prospect of the job opportunity that ahead of you in California, you told me how this was your 'dream job.' You were so enthusiastic, this is the Chuck I will forever remember and hold dear in my heart. Chuck, the last memory I would like to share is that of a joke between us. I use to always tease you about how light you were, how I was going to have to tie you down during our windstorms to prevent you from blowing away. Now I will tie down the memories but you are free to blow in the wind and watch over all of those who care so much for you. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 02:41:30 -0700 Nancy, Mike and Family on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3005 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c3005 To Andrea,the boys, Rachael and Chuck's family - I'm finding it very hard to put my thoughts into words of comfort in this difficult time. My heart goes out to all of you. Michael and I miss Chuck so very much, it's hard to believe that he's not here for the fun, exciting plans that we had made for the future. On one of our most recent adventures... We had gone to a Jack Johnson concert, I looked over at Chuck and he was bobbing up and down having a fantastic time; even though I know Jack Johnson was not his first pick for a concert, he was having a blast. He always made the best of the situation. We feel very blessed that we were lucky enough to get to know and love him in the past year. Chuck... You will be missed so much and you'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for making Andrea so happy. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:46:04 -0700 Andrea Katz on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2993 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2993 I want to thank everyone for acknowledging me in your comments. Because our relationship was only for a year of Chuck's life, I was sure it was going to be brushed under the rug. Both Chuck and I went through our lives without experiencing true love. We knew each other for 20 years, I was always alone and he was always tormented by his less than pleasant marriage. He hung in there for the sake of his kids which is testimony to the good man he was. We had not seen each other for a couple of years before we met up at a family camping trip. His brother-in-law Henry started teasing me about "hooking up" with Chuck since we were both single and lonely. Because I am six feet tall and Chuck was such a little guy, I thought it was the craziest idea I'd ever heard. A few beers later Chuck and I were rocking the RV. We fought the idea of being a couple because we lived so far apart and his life was complicated by the pending divorce. But as hard as we tried, we could not stay away from each other. It was obvious that we had both found the love of our lives. Chuck worked for 29 years with one goal in mind and that was to be able to enjoy his retirement knowing that his children would be supported, that his ex-wife would have her fair share and that we could be comfortable and enjoy growing old together. How cruel it is that our lonliness was finally replaced by love...and then it was taken away before he could reap the rewards of all his hard work and the sacrafices he had made for his kids. Although Chuck became disenchanted with Delta when they would not help him to transfer to LA, he considered his co-workers as his Delta family. He was such a hard worker, if we were on the phone together and his name got called, he would hang up immediately and get to work. He had a strong belief that he would never participate in anything that would cost another co-worker his/her job. If he was asked by a superior "who made this mistake" he would say, "I didn't see it happen, I know nothing, I wasn't there." He loved his family with all his heart. He had the utmost respect for his parents and their partners. He was bonded to the core with his siblings. And of course his children were the lights of his life. I have been hanging onto the fact that Chuck died on possibly the happiest day of his life thanks to Travis and his pending interview. And I have been assured that he died instantly and did not suffer. Chuck wanted us to get married right away, but I made the mistake of wanting to wait until we could live together as I could not fathom sending my husband away every Monday for his work shift. I have never wanted anything more than I wanted to be Mrs. Charles E. Peck and that is my only regret. But in my heart and his too, we were bound together by eternal love. Because I never got the chance to do this...I hope you will all forgive me, but I want to sign off as.... Mrs. Charles E. Peck Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:23:20 -0700 Mey Chao on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2981 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2981 i know exactly how you feel, my father had passed in that accident, i will pray for him and the whole family. HUGS Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:48:48 -0700 Frank Lopez and family on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2937 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2937 From the moment we met i knew you were a great guy! You only lived at my complex for a few years, but we had some great times! Jordan also loved spending time with you and your family. We are really gonna miss you!! Your gonna be in our thoughts FOREVER! There's so much i want to say because there was so much i wanted to do with you still, i could be here forever writing to you. I think you know what's in my heart. One more thing before I finish "Did you try to call me last night?" LOVE YOU MAN -R.I.P. BRO- Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:55:53 -0700 Steph SLC on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2936 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2936 All I can think about is the 2 strawberry daiquiri's you owe me. That sucks! Your not suppose to be gone yet,I miss your smart-ass-ness. It just came natural to you! I miss and love you!! You will be remembered for all of your great qualities, your an awesome friend and person!!! XOXO :) Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:38:17 -0700 Susan Wellsteed on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2879 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2879 I did not have the pleasure of meeting Chuck, but I've been lucky to have been friends with his fiance Andrea for years. I know what a remarkable man he must have been to have made my friend so happy. I am sure he will be missed by all who knew him as well as by those who simply knew of him and the happiness he brought to Andrea and the lives of the ones we love. Thank you Chuck. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 05:10:13 -0700 Patty Young on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2873 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2873 Where do you start!? Chuck you are such a goofball..man you were crazy! I especially enjoyed when you started every sentenance with "MF"'s..what a pill you are. Everyone here at Delta feels such a void. We have truly lost a bright light in our day, and a wonderful spirit has entered heaven. May you rest in peace. All our love to your family, children and your "soulmate" Andrea. Vios con dios my friend.. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 04:32:52 -0700 Ronni Sunde on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2850 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2850 Dear Cookie, I am Debbie Greeno's friend Ronni, married to Frank. Deb told us your Brother was on the train. Please know how deeply sorry we were to hear that he didn't make it. Our hearts go out to your entire family, his boys, and his new wife to be, Andrea. We are thinking of you all during this very sad time - God Bless you all. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 02:45:16 -0700 BARBARA on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2847 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2847 Travis, Please never feel any responsibility at all for this. It was your job interview that gave my brother such joy that day. We all know he died a happy, happy person that day. It was to be his new beginning, a new beginning with Andrea....and it was so close. God has a purpose for us all, and Chuck was called, his turn. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 02:12:46 -0700 Andrea Greeno-Delta Airlines on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2844 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2844 I didn't know Chuck very long at Delta Airlines as he worked mostly nights but when he took a day shift this last bid I did have the pleasure of working with him. I first bonded with him when I overheard him talking about his girlfriend Andrea (which happens to be my name as well) and him telling a hysterical story about how he and she and her maltese dog took the dog for walks in its stroller as I can only relate. Unfortunately I lost my maltese, Lacee, six weeks ago which was as devastating as this news of his death was to me. It brought tears to his eyes when I told him she passed away. He was my 3 o'clock therapy session as we all awaited the end of our shifts. He made me laugh so hard during the wait to go home and always went home with a stomach ache from laughing so hard. I was so ecstatic when he told me that he had this interview and how happy he was to be returning to LA. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. My heart goes out to Andrea. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed greatly. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 01:51:59 -0700 Tom Taylor on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2839 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2839 I guess other than Don Robinson here at Delta myself and Don knew him longer than anyone here.In 30 years we have seen alot of people come and go but nothing has hit me harder than the loss of Chuck.I am just now getting to where I can talk about him.I have watched him grow from the skateboarding kid that came up to Anchorage where I met him to the man that left here on Friday.My heart goes out to all that knew him and he will be sorely missed.I dont know how much he talked about his workmates but I am the one also known as Hollywood that last abbreviated "See Ya Holly" will have to last the rest of my life.Chuck my friend,"Rest In Peace".... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 01:33:01 -0700 Sam S on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2833 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2833 It only took a brief encounter over cards to make a lasting impression as to how wonderful a person he is. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 01:12:20 -0700 Christina Shaffer on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2823 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2823 Andrea: My prayers and thoughts are with you and Chuck's family at this difficult time. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:19:37 -0700 Wendy Roberts on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2785 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2785 My heartfelt condolences to you Andrea...and to Chuck's family. I never got the pleasure to met Chuck, but I know through Heather and Jen how happy your love was for one another. I pray for your comfort through this tragedy. Cherish the blessings that you and Chuck alone had. Andrea, honey, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 08:37:55 -0700 SLC Delta Employee on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2744 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/charles-peck/#c2744 Still can't believe you are gone, we will all miss you. God bless Andrea and your kids, he talked about you all the time and was so happy. RIP, Chuck, I'll miss our talks. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:48:54 -0700