Those who knew John would tell you what a nice man he was. They weren’t exaggerating; he was a genuinely kind and giving person. All of his family knew they could count on Pop whenever they needed help; he would ride in on a white horse to save the day. Born in Port Chester and orphaned at an early age, he and his brother Dominick were raised by their grandparents who already had a house full. John and Dominick were folded into the rest of the kids (twelve all together) and that’s where John learned to get along with people and be a dependable helper. John was very social, he loved being around people. He could walk into any room and immediately begin talking with everyone. Those skills paid off when he joined Dominick and opened “Your Pleasant Delicatessen” on Bedford Road in Pleasantville. John and his “flying jet” a large combo sandwich he invented became a staple in the local culture for the 25+ years he operated the store. What he loved the most was family. His wife Caroline, daughters Marianne, Caroline and Joan, grandchildren John, Jim, Dan and Jenna and son-in-law Jim were the light of his life. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for any of them. Even if he disapproved of something someone did he’d just shake his head and be there regardless of his own opinions. He enjoyed visiting with his extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins whenever possible.