Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Poem for Drew

No one knew the torment,
That you were going through;
We only kept on seeing
What we really wanted to.

We saw the outward smile,
But not your inner pain;
We never really dreamt,
That you would never smile again.

Forgive us if we failed to see,
What we could do to aid;
Or if we failed to comprehend,
How much you were afraid.

We pray your mental anguish,
Will now forever cease;
And that your deep anxieties,
Will be replaced by peace.

We know your pain invaded,
Every single thought you had;
It made you cry internally,
And deeply, deeply sad.

But we in turn remember,
The good times, not the bad;
We remember when you smiled at us,
And not when you were sad.

So when we think about your life,
We won't dwell upon its close;
We'll remember all the good times,
And forget about life's blows.

We'll remember all the happiness,
The joy and not the tears;
The assurance and the confidence,
And not irrational fears.

Our lives have all been better,
Because you have been there;
So now we leave your memory,
In God's all-loving care.

© 2008 Dick Underwood. Copied from www.funeral-poems.net website with permission.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Please share your thoughts....

This site was created as a place where family and friends can come to remember Drew.   Please click on comments and tell us about a special memory, wishes, and good-byes....
Drew in the Hamptons at his father's wedding.

High School days with pals

Most beautiful blue eyes...

Drew with attitude

This is Drew's first Christmas in California at my mother's house.  This picture is with my sister Melissa.  I just love his smile here. 

Recent Photos

The pictures below were taken in July 8, 2011.

Drew and Jackie
Drew in Sunny California

Photo's below from Cathy & Jack's Wedding (Drew's father) - September 2010

Drew and Brother Jaime

Drew and his Dad

Jaime, Jack, and Drew

Drew's Favorite's

Drew was great with computers.  When he was in high school he hacked into the school computer.   One of his favorite movies was "Hackers" - below in 2005 he mentioned renting this movie to watch while he played an MTT online. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


"I will be playing in the Wednesday 6:15pm No Limit Hold'em $20+$2 10 5,000 chips, 30 minute blinds @ Poker Stars.

And renting the dvd Hackers from Blockbuster to watch during what I expect to be a 10+ hour tournament."

He also enjoyed the song Heaven Knows by Squeeze from this movie.  The post below from March of 2006 references this song.

" I chose this piece because it's the theme
   song for the movie Hackers, which
   was my favorite movie as a kid (and still is)." - Drew Picone posted on WiredPairs blog

Drew's favorite Starbucks -

"Can i get a Triple Grande Soy Mocha w/ just two pumps of Mocha, & espresso shots @ 150° cuz' i don't like that shit too hot; i wanna drink that shit right away.  oh, take the change as a tip yo THANKS."

Video - July 7 with Jackie's Family at California Pizza Kitchen

Dream Team Event - March 2009

Drew and I had a great time at the Poker Dream Team Event in 2009 - I posted about it on my blog if you want to read about the event.  Our team mate Masih, made the final table and finished in 10th place.  We got to meet many of Poker's best players, even got photos with a few as shown below.

Drew with Jaime Gold above.  Jaime and his really cute young girlfriend won the team event.

Drew with Phil Hellmuth - 11-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

Drew and Kristy Gazes poker pro for Full Tilt.
The Poker Poison Team

"I still remember driving to Vegas with you and Jackie like it was yesterday. What I remember most about you was your passion for the game of poker." - Moss Bahadori (on left in picture above)

The Wall of Jersey's