I am sorry to be the bearer of sad news on this Friday afternoon, but we have confirmed that New York Pizza owner Tony Montuori has passed away at the age of 48.
Montuori owned and operated the Vinton pizzeria for more than 25 years and was beloved by many regular customers. On Facebook today, I’ve seen an outpouring of dismay as news of his death has spread. The grief is laced with a lot of fond memories of Mr. Montuori.
Retail business reporter Amanda Codispoti has a short report on Montuori’s death here. For more information about him, please see tomorrow’s Roanoke Times.
Does anybody have thoughts or memories they’d like to share?