Wareham’s Santoro’s Pizza Owner Passes Away
Some sad news to report from Wareham. One of the owners of Santoro's Pizza and Subs has succumbed to cancer.
Kostas Logakis was diagnosed back on January 3. His wife and son made the difficult decision to close the popular East Wareham restaurant indefinitely while Kostas was in his final stages of the disease.
"My father has one of the worst types of cancers you can get," John Logakis told Fun 107 back on April 8. The cancer had already begun to immobilize his father and John knew it was only going to become more debilitating.
"Before it gets any worse, as his son, I just have to spend time with him," John said.
That's exactly what they did. On Sunday night, April 11, Santoro's closed its doors indefinitely, but not before they gave away free pizzas to the community that had supported them during some difficult times. That afternoon, John posted "I wanna show my appreciation to everyone for this weekend's support," providing anyone who stopped in with one free large pizza per person until supplies ran out.
John and his family had no idea how long the family-owned pizza shop would be closing, but estimates were for roughly a month. Unfortunately, Santoro's made the announcement last night that Kostas had passed away on Monday:
"In these few months i got to meet a lot who are dealing with or were dealt the same cards as my father. It's a tough hand play. I will always feel connected to you and if anyone need help please each out. Always love your parents you'll never know how fast they go." — John Logakis, Santoro's Pizza and Subs Owner
Kostas Logakis was 66.