BALTIMORE - When his poker buddies noticed Johnny bet the house on a pair of 3s they knew something was wrong.
He had Alzheimer’s.
John Ostrowski had to sell his landmark Fells Point sausage shop a year ago to next door neighbor John Reusing who owns Bad Decisions bar.
Every Good Friday forever we'd come in and see the bald Baltimorean. He'd tell us jokes, and stuff.
He'd ask about the family and stuff. He was just a man stuffed with kindness and love for our city.
Earlier Wednesday his wife Joan called to say Johnny lost his life to Alzheimer’s.
So this Good Friday join Joan and I down on Washington Street in fells point as we buy one more link for Baltimore’s king of kielbasa, the great Johnny O.