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Offline Robb

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Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento dies of massive heart attack
« on: August 24, 2011, 04:57:22 PM »
I just went there the Friday before last. This is sad!

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=8323177


PHILADELPHIA - August 24, 2011 (WPVI) -- The owner of the landmark South Philadelphia cheesesteak stand who once told customers to order in English has died.


Remembering Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento

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Family members confirm to Action News that 71-year-old Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento has died of a massive heart attack on the way to the hospital.

His family said Vento had recently undergone successful surgery for colon/rectal cancer after being diagnosed last year and was continuing to come to work just about every day at 4:00 a.m.

This made the news of his death shocking to his family and his staff...
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Re: Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento dies of massive heart attack
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 05:02:41 PM »
I just went there the Friday before last. This is sad!

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=8323177


PHILADELPHIA - August 24, 2011 (WPVI) -- The owner of the landmark South Philadelphia cheesesteak stand who once told customers to order in English has died.


Remembering Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento

View all 12 photos

Family members confirm to Action News that 71-year-old Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento has died of a massive heart attack on the way to the hospital.

His family said Vento had recently undergone successful surgery for colon/rectal cancer after being diagnosed last year and was continuing to come to work just about every day at 4:00 a.m.

This made the news of his death shocking to his family and his staff...

Been there, good eats but not a great for one's cholesterol level. There is something ironic about this, at least as per Yahoo News' headline for the story.  Heart attack kills Philly cheesesteak stand owner http://news.yahoo.com/heart-attack-kills-philly-cheesesteak-stand-owner-020321423.html
« Last Edit: August 24, 2011, 05:02:56 PM by podkarpatska »