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


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.

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8 Comments on "Uptown Bagel Man found dead"

3 years 12 hours ago

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.

The Professor
3 years 10 hours ago

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.

2 years 11 months ago

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.

2 years 11 months ago

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

joey maxim
2 years 11 months ago

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]