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.

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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.

Uptown Bagels owner dies in Hoboken NJ - Uptown Bagel Man found dead

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Sweet Thunder
Sweet Thunder
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:34 pm

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…

Monday, December 3, 2012 7:45 pm

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

Saturday, December 1, 2012 10:58 pm

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

joey maxim
joey maxim
Reply to  HobNJ
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 8:20 am

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]

Saturday, December 1, 2012 4:07 pm

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.

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