Pete Veldman leaves a legacy of generosity - South Bend Tribune: Business Pete will be greatly missed. He was an inspirational leader, a warm, caring, generous and thoughtful person. It is a rare person who can match his level of personal and professional integrity. It was one of the traits about him I admired most as all should. Many people, including me, consider him to be a truly great man. I am surely not alone with this sentiment, I am better for having known him.