Saturday, September 13, 2008

Peter Camejo died this morning, September 13, 2008.

Dear Friends,

We are very sorry to bring the following message from Peter's family to you.



It is with great sadness and regret that we have to inform you that Peter Camejo died this morning. Peter decided that he would be more comfortable at home, and the doctors agreed. Arrangements were made, and ultimately Peter returned home yesterday. Peter’s health had declined rapidly over the last two days due to the aggressiveness of his cancer and the strength of the drugs used to combat his disease. His wife was at his side when he passed peacefully this morning.

Peter is survived by his wife Morella, his daughter Alexandra, his son Victor, three brothers Antonio, Daniel, and Danny, and three grandchildren Andrew and Daniel and Oliver.

Arrangements and memorial services will be announced at a later date. As a courtesy, the family requests that there be no calls at this time.

The Camejo Family


The family is planning private funeral services. A public memorial will be held in late fall or winter. Peter had discussed plans for his memorial with Claudette Begin and asked her to organize it. She will obviously need to be in contact with the many people he has been in touch with and affected over the years, and will welcome your help. She can be reached at

People are invited to send hard copy reminiscences of Peter to be included at the memorial. Please send these to his brother Dan Ratner, The Camejo Group, 520 Third St., Ste. 201, Oakland, CA 94607-3505.

Claudette Begin & Alex Chis
P.O. Box 2944
Fremont, CA 94536-0944
Phone: 510-489-8554

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Update on Peter Camejo, September 9, 2008

Hi All,

This is just a quick update on Peter, beginning with a statement Peter's family just sent us:


Tuesday, September 09, 2008

A Statement from the Camejo Family

Peter Camejo is currently undergoing treatment at UC Davis Medical Center for a re-occurrence of his lymphoma. He has already received a dose of aggressive chemotherapy and is recovering. Peter is in good spirits and is actively involved with his treatment. He has made no plans for his treatment to end nor have the doctors indicated a desire to withdraw care.

Peter and his family appreciate all the well wishes and letters that he has received. However, Peter’s family urges the public to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

If you need additional information please contact:

Catherine Cartier or
Daniel Ratner
Camejo Group


Some friends have written us hoping for more information on the blog. We have deliberately not posted "progress report" type messages. Cancer treatment is a process, and there are ups and downs. And although it may be hard to believe for many of us, even Peter has up and down days. However, he is still the fighter he has always been.

Also just a reminder that the blog

is the best place to leave messages of support for Peter. We recently posted a YouTube video on the blog of Peter speaking last month at the Peace & Freedom Party Convention in Sacramento, CA (August 2, 2008) as part of the successful effort to get the P&F Party to nominate Ralph Nader. Ralph will now be on the ballot in California.

Many other friends have left messages on the blog, and some have also given links to videos of older speeches of Peter's.

Claudette Bégin and Alex Chis