As friends with the Gonos family I’d like to say I find them a very respectable family. (“Dianna’s Deli owner to prison” Register, April 11).
Honestly, I am not happy with the Register’s display of their plight in the paper. I have known Mr. Gonos for a long time. He has given his heart and love to this community for many years. He has been successful only through hard work and long hours.
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Where else can you go and find the friendliness of the owners and gratitude they show for your support of their business with more than fair prices and good food.
Mr. Gonos was pushed into accepting a deal from the government he couldn’t turn down, right or wrong. He again sacrificed part of his life for his family.
There are mitigating circumstances to this whole story. Don’t always believe what you read.
In the Bible it says those without sin cast the first stone. So as a community member, I will continue to support Mr. Gonos and his family. They have given and been supportive of this community. I ask nothing of them, but they always offer, beause that’s their heart — to serve.
I, for one, would like to extend my gratitude for their success in making our community a better place to live. Their success has helped and brought many jobs to the area.
Please continue to support them. I respect Mr. Gonos.
— Robert Nickester