I heard awhile back that he was sick. Susan just posted a picture of her, me and G. Pesare on Facebook, taken during the 1970s following one of my karate tournaments at John Hancock Hall. Sorry to learn of his passing.
Van and I will have to spend a few hours at next year's SummerFest relating some very amusing stories about Mr. Pesare and his history within the NE martial art world. He was indeed, quite an interesting person and very tough karate ka.
"Do or do not. there is no try!"