A Moment Of Silence Please

Joey Vento, owner of Genos, has died

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joey Vento, the owner of a landmark south Philadelphia cheesesteak stand who told customers to order in English, has died at age 71.

Vento’s nephew Joseph Perno, a manager at Geno’s Steaks, told The Associated Press that Vento had a massive heart attack and died Tuesday. He said family members had just gotten out of the hospital and wouldn’t be making any immediate statements.

Rest in Peace, Good Sir.

4 Responses to “A Moment Of Silence Please”

  1. Rob says:

    Not a big fan of cheesesteak but sorry to see him pass.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    Sad to see such a local icon go.

    Rest in Peace.

  3. nightfly says:

    I hope he doesn’t mind a little non-English: requiescat in pace.

  4. Dr Alice says:

    ::sob:: I love cheesesteaks and I spent many happy years eating them in Philadelphia when I was in college and medical school. RIP, sir.

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