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Frederick Funeral Home

192-15 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY

OBITUARY

Peter J. Merani, Esq.

March 17, 1936February 12, 2020

Peter J. Merani, was born on March 17, 1936 and passed away on February 12, 2020.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Cremation Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memories

Peter J. Merani, Esq.

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Thomas Russo

February 19, 2020

I had the honor and privilege of knowing Mr. Merani for decades, and I will miss him tremendously. He was a Man who was loved and well-respected by both sides of the Bar. Mr. Merani embodied all of the best qualities of a seasoned Lawyer - professionalism, intellect, patience, and a great sense of humor. I am thankful that he touched my life. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Kurt Weinmann

February 18, 2020

I always looked forward to working on a case with Peter. He was professional, cordial, friendly and successful. The best parts, however, were talking about things that didn't have to do with the case, especially family or his coin collection. We'll miss him.

Peter Johnson

February 18, 2020

Peter was a great lawyer,mediator and arbitrator who was as erudite and perceptive as he was sensitive and decent to the needs of litigants and their lawyers. His understanding of the happiness that life brings and the humanities made him an extraordinary bridge builder. Even when he disagreed with my position and used logic and persuasion in a way that was painfully true I always like him. We send our condolences to his family and honor his wonderful life of accomplishment.

Irene Gabo

February 17, 2020

Peter was a wonderful human being and one hell of a mediator. I used to mediate and arbitrate cases in front of him for years and he always tried his best to get results for the attorneys that they can satisfied with, plaintiff or defense.
We talked about his travels with family, especially the river cruises and his impressive coin collection. i always looked forward to seeing Peter and he will be very missed.

Timothy Mazzara

February 17, 2020

My condolences to Peter's family over his passing. He was truly a gentleman. I had the pleasure of working with him on several occasions over many years as he mediated some very challenging cases for us. His patience, diligence and experience were second to none. I also very much enjoyed talking with him about travel and about his love of Italy. He will be missed, by many.

chris mcgrath

February 17, 2020

I just picked up the NYLJ and read this. I had known this man for 37 years as an adversary, arbitrator and mediator. Peter was the ultimate class act and one of the very best at what he did. I will miss him. God bless his family. We all feel as if we knew them since that was all Peter would talk about. Rest in peace my friend.

James Marthen

February 16, 2020

Peter started his meditation and arbitration life with me and settlement systems, when he was still with Allstate. He asked if that was ok and was told yes. Pete was a great friend and a wonderful neutral. I am very sad about his family and I too will miss a full wonderful man. We will all be missing a terrific man and a great friend.
God bless and sleep well my friend.
Jim Marthen, president
Settlement systems

Susan Hernandez

February 16, 2020

Dear Arlene,

I am so sorry for the pain of losing your loving husband. I have known him for a relatively short time and only have fond memories of all my interactions with him. You and he had so many wonderful experiences traveling with the family and when he talked about them, his face was aglow with happiness and satisfaction at being able to enjoy the memories. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Peter was a class act and will be missed by all of us at NAM. I am sorry that I was unable to attend the services you had for him but I will remember him as he was. Be well.
Susan Hernandez

Teresa Girolamo

February 15, 2020

What a wonderful and caring man. I remember every time I appeared before him as an attorney and looked forward to seeing him every time I held hearings as an Arbitrator at 1225 Franklin. It was always a lovely surprise when Peter was there too! I remember helping him get his Italian citizenship and running into him at the consulate. Another nice surprise. I will miss Peter. I wish I could have attended the services out of respect for Peter.

Steven Ferber

February 15, 2020

Peter will be missed.
Very smart, very classy.
A great mediator and a great man.

FROM THE FAMILY