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Old 07-30-12, 02:03 PM   #1
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RIP Peter Cornell of Ann Arbor and Port Charlotte, FL

Some senior members of BF may know Peter Cornell. PETE was a great leader and early embracer of technology in the 1990's. I was lucky enough to serve the local AAABOR in various executive capacities including president,when he was CEO. RIP Buddy
The Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS® is deeply saddened to report the death of our past member, association President and CEO Peter M. Cornell on July 26, 2012.

Peter began his career as a REALTOR® after graduating from the University of Michigan in 1969 and he soon had his own firm, Cornell Morris Company. Peter was respected in the local real estate community, and was twice voted as REALTOR® of the Year (1983 & 2004).

During his 35 year career, Peter served as Treasurer and President of the Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS®. He also served as President of the Michigan Association of REALTORS® in 1988 and Director of the National Association of REALTORS® in 2000. In 1992 Peter took the position as Executive Vice President of the Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS®, and in 1995 he became the Chief Executive Officer, were he stayed until 2004 when he retired to his home in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Peter enjoyed fishing, dancing, waterskiing and weight lifting but most of all he was an avid cyclist; cycling the four corners of the USA completing 9,223 miles in 89.5 days. It was on his cycling trip from Prudhoe Bay, AK to Key West, FL with less than 7 days and 700 miles to the finish, that his life was taken in an early morning accident in Georgia.

Family and friends will gather to remember and celebrate Peter's life at Muehlig Funeral Chapel on Friday August 3, 2012 from 1:00 until 2:30 P.M. and then proceed to Bethlehem United Church of Christ for a memorial service at 3:00 P.M. There is also a memorial service being planned in Englewood, FL on August 10, 2012. Please visit for further information and to leave the family your fond memories and condolences.

Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS®
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