I grew up on New Main St, Yonkers in the 1960’s and still go to Orza’s bakery. I recall Sonny, who was about 12 years older than me to be one of the good guys from ParkHill area. (There we’re plenty of bad guys. He was always vivacious & running about. I probably have been in Orza’s bakery more than ANY store, anywhere. I thank Sonny & those who brought us the best Bastone bread money could buy. And, back in the 60’s it was probably about 50 cents. And, it is said your smell sense is the greatest sense we have. Hey, Sonny, thanks for all those great memories (Bastones). People use to say, why don’t you make your own bread - I would say, “are you kidding, for $1.00 & 2 minutes away I’ve the best bread anywhere. Sonny, Rest In Peace & btw, please pass the bread. Amen, PaulDosSantos Yonkers
Sonny was a beloved member of the community, great believer in building strong friendships and neighborhoods and had a terrific bakery which we ALL loved! He was a member of our New Rochelle Police Foundation and was generous with his time and donations in the service of our local police department. His big smile and warm personality will be missed, but the memories of friendship will live on. God bless you, Sonny. Rest is peace, friend.
My sincere condolences to Sonny’s family, I worked for the Orza Bakery with Sonny as my boss, but more than that he treated all his employees as family. He was a very good man with a heart of gold. May you be at peace