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Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

Tommy, What can I say? I talk about you every day. I visit your resting place weekly. I talk to you I honor you. You are one remarkable man. I miss you. I love you I just am still in shock you are not with us. Yesterday I gave away your yearly scholarship to a student that is going on to college in the Audio/Visual Field. I do this yearly Tommy as I never want you to be forgotten. You were not just my only brother but you were our world. Our family is broken and nothing can fix that. I will continue to keep your memory alive brother no matter what it takes. Missing you so much. I love you

Published by Angela

Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

It is almost 8 years since we lost you, but you are always in our hearts and are still the warm sunshine on our shoulders. We are lost without you and your smiling face and hugs, but most of all your love you gave to all of us.

Posted by Elaine Dyer

Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

This is the first poem I wrote for my brother. The Day My World Stop Turning

Published by Angela Pecorelli Wadleigh

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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
Los Angeles, CA
Location on 9/11:
Fox Sports and Entertainment Television | Cameraman

Thomas Nicholas Pecorelli was only 12 years old when he landed his first job as a cameraman. As an apprentice for his local television station in Newburyport, Mass., he captured town events like city council meetings on video. He also served as class historian at Newburyport High School where he often brought a camera along to document school events.

After earning a degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts, Pecorelli followed his dream around the country, moving from New England to Florida to work at a local station in Fort Myers. He occasionally emerged from behind the scenes, appearing in short comedic segments that highlighted his talent for impersonations. He also spent time at a station in Tucson, Ariz., before moving to Los Angeles to work for the Fox network in 1996.

Pecorelli was behind the camera for Fox Sports studio programs, entertainment shows like Talk Soup on E! Entertainment Television, and occasionally worked high-profile events such as the Academy Awards’ red-carpet arrivals. While living in Los Angeles, he met his wife, Kia. They married in October 1999, and in the summer of 2001 they learned that they were expecting their first child.

On Sept. 11, 2001, Pecorelli boarded American Airlines Flight 11 at Logan International Airport in Boston, returning home from a trip where he attended a friend’s wedding and visited his family and friends living in Massachusetts.

In 2002, the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized Thomas Pecorelli’s contributions to the television industry with an honorary Emmy. The award was also bestowed upon seven other television industry professionals killed on 9/11.