8 entries
  • "Mr p gave me my first chance. His knowledge, mrs p's..."
    - Scott Killian
  • "Mike was our favorite drummer. We could always expect good..."
    - Walt and Pamela Barry
  • "Mr. P was our favorite friend that became one of our..."
    - Claude /Ruthann Hodgson
  • "Thanks for the great musical memories Mike."
    - Barry Murphy
  • "I just asked someone had they ever had a Mr. P's doghouse..."
    - Zina
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J. Michael Pokriefka (71), originally from Detroit, passed away after a short bout with Pancreatic Cancer July 24 in Michigan. He was the husband of the late Georgiana, father of Jeff (Jane) and Bob (Christine), and grandfather of 4. "Mr. P" was the original owner of the Little Caesars Pizza franchise and of Mr. P's Doghouse, both in Gainesville. He was inducted in to the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame and, a week before his passing, in to the Gainesville Friends of Jazz Hall of Fame via a Skyped presentation from Leonardo's 706 where he played drums. Mr. P. was an avid hunter, fisherman and 4th degree in the Knights of Columbus. He was a big supporter of the Gainesville Community. He will be missed by many.

A memorial mass will take place at Holy Faith Catholic Church, where he attended mass regularly, on Tuesday, August 16th, at 7:00 pm. No flowers please.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2011