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John M. Monteleone

1958 - 2015 AMERICAN CANYON, CA. John Michael Monteleone, passed away Monday, May 3, 2015 at the age of 57. Born April 22, 1958 the second son of Joseph J. Monteleone, Jr. and the late Joanne Goddard Monteleone. He was educated in Pittsfield Schools and was a 1976 graduate of Taconic High School and was a graduate of UMass Amherst. John moved to California in the early 80's and cultivated his passion for cooking with Executive Chef/Sous Chef positions at The Pebble Beach Country Club, and Microsoft - where he was very proud to say he once cooked for Bill Gates! and at Stanford University to name a few. His favorite position was working with troubled youth on Treasure Island, CA. teaching his students the craft of cooking. He was an award winning Chef, who also created amazing ice sculptures. He won acclaim from various culinary institutes. John loved to travel, ride his Harley up the coast of Calif. and through the mountains of the Berkshires, and his yearly summer visits back east to visit his family. John is survived by his children, Nicholas, Elyse and Amber, all of CA, and by his former wife, Annie Tang. He is also survived by his father, Joseph J. Monteleone, Jr. and his wife, Rebecca, his brother, Jeffrey, his sister, Jayne and and her husband, Marc A. Bellora, his five nephews; Richard J. Solis, Joseph A. Solis, Jonathan R. and Anthony M. Monteleone, and Nicholas A. Bellora. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. John was predeceased by his mom, Joanne, older brother, Joseph J. Monteleone III and his uncle, Ronald L. Monteleone. John will be sorely missed. He possessed an awesome and sometimes "Wicked" sense of humor, and a huge heart. He inspired all of us to cook and create dishes to share, to appreciate fine wines and Bud Light, and to love each other. He was a great man!
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 7, 2015
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