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Joey Vento
Birth: Dec. 18, 1939
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 2011
Shamong Township
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA

Joey Vento, age 71, was the owner of Geno's, the landmark south Philadelphia cheesesteak stand.

He died from a massive heart attack about 5:30 p.m. at his home on Tuesday, 23 AUG 2011.

Joey opened Geno's in 1966 "with $6 in his pocket, two boxes of steak and some hot dogs."

In June of 2006, Vento and Geno's made headlines over two small signs they posted at their shop stating, "This is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING 'PLEASE SPEAK ENGLISH.'" 
 
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Originally Created by: Ken Oliver
Record added: Aug 23, 2011
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Rest in heavenly peace, sir.
- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: Oct. 14, 2016

- Mimi
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015

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 Added: Mar. 24, 2014
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