Uptown Bagel Man found dead

John Apostolakos

Hoboken Photographer Ian Wilson of eastviewphotography.com snapped one of the last pictures of John Apostolakos before he passed away.

It was just days after Hurricane Sandy, as he was talking to the local businesses in the area (Nick’s Candy, Uptown Liquors, etc.) and how they were affected by the storm.

Because of the power loss, John had lost his inventory, and had the usual issues with insurance claims and so on. He was eager to get the business back and operational as soon as possible.

The neighbors are sad because of the loss – and a small candlelight tribute has been placed in front of the store in his memory.

Uptown Bagels owner in Hoboken DOA

11/30/2012:

Got sad news that John, the owner of Uptown Bagels on 14th Street in Hoboken was found dead in the bathroom of his shop earlier this morning.

He was a sweet, hard working fella who tried his best – despite battling various illnesses. We’ll miss him a lot.

8 Responses

  1. iforgotmymantra says:

    What sad news. John was a really nice guy who I enjoyed chatting with about his different ideas, and his nieces and family. I’ll remember him as one of the hardest working people, and someone who did everything with a lot of heart.

  2. The Professor says:

    I remember last year when he was doing dinners too, and they were good. It’s hard to be a business owner in town with these high rents and make ends meet. I always liked John- just saw him last week and was too hurried to stop in. I regret not having a last conversation with him. He will be remembered every time I pass by there.

  3. willow says:

    wow sorry to hear. I hardly ever go there since I have been trying to lose weight but Friday am had a craving for a bagel and went around 6:45am and they were still closed thought it was strange. Now it makes sense.

  4. hoboken411 says:

    Family thanked everyone for the business, and advised where to send condolences.


  5. HobNJ says:

    Rest in peace. He was a joy to talk to while waiting for my orders.

    • joey maxim says:

      we use to sit outside on those chairs shown in the photo and chat about John’s moving to Union City a while ago..The traveling was to much from bklyn..He always found time to sit and talk btn customers..Lord have mercy..on him.[quote comment=”218500″]Rest in peace. He was a joy to talk to while waiting for my orders.[/quote]

  6. delvone14 says:

    R.I.P. Dear Friend..Am Gonna Miss Your Great Advises. :( :(

  7. Sweet Thunder says:

    Always think of John when I walk by here – can’t believe it’s been over a year. John was a good, good guy- so hardworking and as honest as they come. Just wanted to post this note so he remains in our thoughts…

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