James ``Pepsi'' Buonomo , 93, died Sunday night. Nick Micek called early Monday with the news.
Hands down, Pepsi, was central to the oddest story I have covered and written about in the outdoors.
He was a friend to and often the driver for the late ``Joey Doves'' Aiuppa.
Thanks to Don Beltrame of Suburban Sporting Goods catching that Pepsi's passing was exactly 12 years after Aiuppa's.
The funeral is at 10 a.m Friday at the Ed Prignano Funeral Home, 1815 W. North Ave., Melrose Park. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. tonight. Info is (708) 344-0635.
It's well worth a revisit to the whole story.