Actor, Producer, Classic TV Archivist,
Peter J. Greenwood passed away on the 7th of January 2021 due to do health issues including Covid-19.
I was his wife and business partner Gay Lynn Greenwood and we had formed an LLC together almost 7 years ago, called Lynnwood Productions, LLC.
He had quite the list of TV credits ranging from Prisoner, Gumby, Star Trek, The Flintstones Rafferty's Rules, Power Rangers, The King of Queens and so much more. One of his passions was in the preservation of classic TV programs such as My Favorite Martian and My Living Doll and making sure that these titles live on.
I was blown away when a gentleman contacted me named, "Wayne" from Australia contacted me to see what he could do to help me; what a kind and generous soul. He thought I should reach out and do a GoMeFund and not to feel ashamed for asking for help. This is the first time because I was always an independent businesswoman but over the last few years, so many things have happened beyond Peter's and my control. And then the horrible pandemic worldwide that so many have lost a loved one, a friend, or a colleague. Even my big tough lovable Aussie couldn't beat COVID. Thanks, Wayne!!!
I am beyond heartbroken and devasted by losing the man I loved and supported in every way for over 8 years. We were soulmates too. Peter's death was so unexpected and I am beyond lost without him. My heart feels like someone has stabbed it and I can't stop the virtual bleeding. Peter taught me some Aussie phrases, and it has been bloody awful is an understatement.
The only vehicle Peter and I had was completely totaled and I almost died. I was driving one day and a woman ran a red light and totaled our only vehicle and that was 18 months ago. I am just glad Peter wasn't in our vehicle that awful day.
Of course, the woman had very little insurance. I was in physical therapy for over 6 months and still have issues related to the accident. Now add more loss and trauma with the tragedy of Peter being gone is almost unbearable. I have never had such grief even though I was the caregiver of my dad, mother, and only sister till each one of them passed. I have always been someone's caregiver, but now I need to learn to be my own caregiver at age 62 and let others in, "called interdependence".
I know Peter was the only one who has ever been there for me in every way. He made me a promise that he would always make sure I was taken care of till I passed away. Before him, I had no one to write on a doctor's and hospital form as far as a family member. Now I am in the same position but without Peter. I was so sure since I am 4 years older than Peter I would go first. I know he is watching over me from Heaven besides getting to talk to all the big stars that he grew up loving and the ones he personally knew too. He loved to tell stories and even wrote for MeTV for awhile about classic TV.
When we lost our only vehicle Peter was working as a concrete tester and he asked his boss if he could use one of their work trucks. He did get one or he wouldn't have been able to get to work. The man showed no sorrow or empathy when I called him to inform him Peter had passed away. All he was concerned with was asking me where the keys to his truck were. I told him I didn't know where they were; I am in grief mode.
His boss said no problem I have an extra set of keys. So I will have someone come and get the truck tomorrow, the day after the love of my life passed away. Peter was so loyal to him and worked hard for almost nothing for this man for over 2 years and never got a raise. But Peter was the most loyal person I ever knew just like me.
Sadly both Peter and I were been treated unfairly and badly by others, at times, throughout our years. I just wish everyone had huge hearts like Peter did and I do. It is like some are grinches that can't wake up to grow a big heart; which is sad for all concerned but mostly for them.
I am asking for help to get a safe vehicle and to help save and preserve all the things he has collected and preserved over the decades.
He wanted to protect me in every way so bad till he went to Heaven. Now I will have to start all over which I still suffer from trauma and some physical from the accident. And if I were to pass now I would have no one to take care of me or even bury me, or to write on a doctor or hospital form; which is beyond scary and overwhelming.
It will be so hard trying to begin again but for some reason, God has kept me here for a higher purpose. I truly believe that I am meant to carry on the very important part of my husband's legacy and never let that fade away because of his hard work and dedication.
Peter deserved so much more than he got at times, in the arena of the hard knocks of show business and entertainment. More often than not; he wasn't treated fairly. He beat his heart out to look for anything he could save in Classic TV and more. How many times did others make promises to him; then never came through. The entertainment industry can be brutal which if you are in this industry then you will understand. He helped anyone that asked and if they couldn't pay he did it for free. But he succeeded with true grit and hard work starting at a very young age near Sydney in a town called Linfield.
The reason I am having to do a GoMeFund is I am all alone in this world since I have no family left and I didn't have any children because of decisions my parents made for me. Peter was my only support system physically, mentally, and financially.
If you knew him I know he would appreciate anyone that could donate to help me not only get a vehicle but to make sure I have a small safety net. I will need some extra money to move out of this house to a smaller place. I just can't stay here being all alone without him.
If you didn't know him personally then I hope you will look him up on IMDB.
I am sure that you will see many different projects, my husband, either worked on or created. He never made tons of money but what was more important to him was making sure that he could do all he could to save as many Classic TV shows to make others happy that grew up on Classic TV and Movies. If it was lost he was determined to find it and resurrect all. He did that especially for My Favorite Martian and My Living Doll, and he had things in the works that will never happen now which breaks my heart for all the time he spent for almost
I just pray and hope that all his hard work and efforts don't disappear. That is why I have a new mission to dedicate the rest of my years here on Earth to make sure Peter, "My Protector", is never forgotten.
He was beyond a creative genius. I will always cherish the time we had together as husband and wife and business partners.
Peter looked for over a decade trying to find the lost episodes of My Living Doll that were destroyed in a film vault when there was an Earthquake long ago in California. But I guess he will never get to finish that. But there is a man that has been helping Peter search and he wrote to me after Peter's passing and he told me he is never going to give up the search in Peter's honor. God Bless you, "Philip". another dedicated human being doing the right things in life. "Thanks Philip"
Peter was at least able to get enough episodes so he could put out a DVD set many many years ago. I know even up in Heaven Peter is trying to figure out ways from above to locate those lost episodes. I am sure he is so excited right now in Heaven being able to talk to Ray Walston and Bill Bixby again besides all the ones he really wanted to meet that had passed before him.
If you were a personal friend, worked with Peter, or never met him in person but enjoyed and loved all the things he did even starting at a young age that makes me so happy for others to love him too. I love it when he was 23 and on Good Morning Australia trying to get hired by Simon Townsend's Wonder World. He was so adorable and cut but then I might be a little biased...lol
Please share this as much as possible if you can to help spread the word about my husband's sudden passing. Even in death, you can show Peter how much you loved and cared for him by honoring his widow (me) to help get me through the loss and grief period in these more than trying times we are having worldwide.
Remember always that like Peter and me till we got together we never knew we deserved anything or had value. But by sharing our past experiences with each other we realized how similar our life experiences were the same. In fact, we used to call each other snap brains. Besides pet names, we had for one another. He loved when I would call him my sexy beast. I loved that he was so tall and had arms that wrapped around me and I felt so protected and safe for the first time. That I already miss and so much more.
I know he was so proud of me for the kind of woman I am and what I had accomplished in my life before him when no one ever told me that before.
God Bless All Out there and if you are grieving for someone you lost then you get where I am at right now.
Also, remember to not let time pass without connecting to your family and friends to let them know how much you love and care for them because you never know how much time some have left on this Earth.
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