Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   November 25, 2016

For many years I've watched him in movies and on TV... And more recently I've enjoyed immensely his wise guys YouTube spots.... I'll miss him!!! For his dear family and friends take comfort in knowing NONE SHALL SLEEP NOR CRY ... And we shall see him again in Gods Kingdom!!!

Posted by Tim Chestnut - Myrtle Beach, SC   July 21, 2016

I am sorry to learn of the passing of Cha Cha. In July 2015, I was visiting NYC and I stopped by Cha Cha's because it was one of the places on Mulberry Street that did not have a staff person in front hawking the establishment. I had a nice glass of Cha Cha's wine, then met Karen and we had a good chat. She told me the person sitting in front was Cha Cha, and I knew I had chosen the right place to stop by, as he was very relaxed and personable talking with various people. My deepest condolences to the Ciarcia family,

Posted by Bruce Eng - CA   June 05, 2016

I just learned of his passing. I worked for him for a few years. The last time I saw him, he offered me my job again. Such a big heart. He will be deeply missed. Rest in Peace Cha Cha.

Posted by Roseanne D'Angelo - Katonah, NY   February 26, 2016

" Sorry of the loss of John... I always see him now in his many acting parts and remember him like that "

Posted by Raymond Ciarcia - Airmont, NY   February 17, 2016

Cha Cha was an amazing man who fed our souls. Much love to his family, my memories of him are so fond and so delicious. A great man!

Posted by Carol Hansen - Virginia Beach, VA   December 30, 2015

I loved ChaCha. I will never forget New Years Eve on Mulberry Street many years ago when he lit off a bunch of fireworks and "beat" Chinatown with the better show. Joey DePinto was there. Great memories. There was a picture of me on the wall back in the day.

Posted by Erin Corcoran - Chapel Hill, NC   December 30, 2015

My deepest condolences to the Ciarcia Family- I pray for peace and comfort for you at this difficult time

Posted by Charles Sladish - Kansas city, MO   December 28, 2015

To the Ciarcia family, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of John. Please know that God promises that death will soon be brought to nothing. (1. Corinthians 15:26)

Posted by NS - IL   December 14, 2015

John Ciarcia enjoyed a successful career and own a business doing what he loved--socializing with friends. Few people can claim such an extraordinary feat. My condolences to his family during this time of deep sorry. My desire is that you find comfort in knowing that John Ciarcia was highly valued as an actor and man, and he is indeed very precious in God's eyes.

Posted by Melvin Carter - FL   December 11, 2015

My deepest condolences. May God provide you with the strength and comfort you need as you cope with your loss. (Psalms 9:9 NWT)

~Angela Flores
Las Vegas, NV

Posted by A friend   December 11, 2015

I would like to offer my deepest condolences for your loss. I knew John for almost 65 years, we both attended PS 130 and Haaren High School together. Some of the things that he, and I did in those two schools would get your butt out on the street today. Then we both reported to the Draft Board on the same day, to this day I still laugh when I think of some of the things he did on that day.

Posted by Richard Colarusso - Marlboro, NJ   December 10, 2015

Sorry to learn of his death. My deepest condolence to Ciarcia family and friends. His work will live on. May the peace that God provides be with you~Rom 15:33.

Posted by Rod - Washington DC   December 08, 2015


Rest in Peace

Posted by A friend   December 05, 2015

I would like to offer my deepest condolences for your loss. May your family find peace and comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be gone for this has been promised.

Posted by A friend   December 05, 2015

We were very saddened upon hearing the passing of Cha Cha.
He was a good friend of my brother in law, Mo. We would visit his place on Mulberry St. My nephew, Ronnie worked at Cha Cha's. We enjoyed seeing him with his Mom...I know he will be deeply missed by many...he was a down to earth, nice guy...His spirit will always be with Karen & his family!!!

Posted by Kathy Zdanowicz - Goshen, NY   December 04, 2015

Sorry for your loss. May you draw comfort from the scripture at Ecclesiastes 9 : 5 that show your loved ones a resting in peace.

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2015

He will be missed by many. Little Italy won't be the same without him.

Posted by - Charlotte, NC   December 04, 2015

Our condolences to the Ciarcia/King family, it's sad when we lose a loved one, God promises we will see them again. Pray to our most high creator at Psalms 83:18 so he can continue to give your family comfort and peace through this difficult trial.

Posted by Andrea - NC   December 04, 2015

May God give you the strength to endure during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2015

Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   December 03, 2015

Cha Cha,
I had the pleasure of knowing you through Donna Rose. You were a true gentlemen. Many happy memories on Mulberry... Rest easy.... Love Joann

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2015

Dear Karen & Family,

My deepest condolences go to you. He was my Dad's (Moe) best friend and was always here for me and my Family. Cha Cha RIP always.

DonnaRose Gratale
Weehawken, NJ

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2015

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May the Father of tender mercies be with you all during this mournful time.

Posted by S S - MD   December 03, 2015

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by JF    December 03, 2015

sorry for your loss

Posted by Jeneva Thomas - Bridgeport, CT   December 03, 2015

Dear Karen,
It was with great shock and sadness that we learned of Chach's passing. It was always so nice to see him at your mom and dad's home, and we remember how wonderful he was to them and your entire family . You are in our thoughts and prayers. Maria and James Leone and Family

Posted by James Leone - Flushing, NY   December 02, 2015

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   December 02, 2015

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Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   December 02, 2015

I met John only once to wish him much success with Alleva Diary. He was so very prayers to his family.

Frank Alleva Jr.

Posted by A friend   December 02, 2015

Fun guy, fight promoter, always an optimist. He was the heart and soul of his beloved neighborhood, sorely missed


Posted by MICHAEL MARLEY - NEW YORK, NY   December 02, 2015

Karen so sorry for your loss, ChaCha was a great man and a Friend to all he will truly be missed !

Posted by Sandra Raimondi - Marlboro, NJ   December 01, 2015

Cha Cha you will be missed by many! Rip

Posted by Anthony Sacco - Toms river, NJ   November 30, 2015

With blessings, love and prayers please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this time of sorrow. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Salvatore & Christine Esposito - Colts Neck, NJ   November 30, 2015

Dear Ciarcia family,
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthen your family during this difficult time. Psalms 116:15

Posted by A friend   November 30, 2015

I have lost a family of the few people i have loved will be with me forever cha....peace and love to karen....all my love joey de pinto

Posted by joey de pinto - LAGUNA BEACH, CA   November 30, 2015

Rest in peace Johnny!

Posted by Talbot Perry Simons - Hollywood, CA   November 30, 2015

Cha Cha was a big hearted guy with a big personality the type of neighborhood guy and host that made you feel comfortable in his presence... they don't make 'em like that anymore... old school Little Italy where my Grandfather was born. There ain't no more Neighborhoods places now where you felt overloved... it's not gonna be the same without Cha Cha...'In Bocca al Lupo! TJ

Posted by TJ Mancini - NJ   November 30, 2015

Mulberry Street lost a great personality. Rest in Peace.
God Bless. My prayers for Karen.

Posted by Eddie Lebron - New York, NY   November 29, 2015

Deepest condolences to the Ciarcia family. During this time of mourning, may you find comfort from God's word that says He will "make you strong, He will firmly ground you." (1 Peter 5:10)

Posted by N. Deas - NY   November 29, 2015

Dear Karen, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken for you and with you. Cha Cha will be sadly missed, and we will forever cherish our wonderful memories we have of him. We love you very much.

Posted by Laura and Bruce Trampler - Las Vegas   November 29, 2015

Dear Karen and Family of ChaCha,

Sending condolences and prayers to you and your families. I can't be with you but let's stay in touch.

Love, Stevie (Stephanie) Parker

Posted by Stevie (Stephanie) Parker - Seguin,, TX   November 29, 2015

John will be missed, may special memories bring you comfort as he R.I.P in the grave free from pain

Posted by Peter    November 29, 2015

TJ Mancini

Posted by A friend   November 29, 2015

Rest in Peace Cha Cha

Posted by Manny Alfano - Bloomfield, NJ   November 29, 2015

My finest memory of Cha Cha was dining with him in Paris. We met at a very posh hotel and in walks Cha Cha in his large Beever coat, sweat pants and a NY Yankees ( or was it Mets) baseball cap, making fun of the. French! We went to a lovely restaurant and Cha Cha spotted famed French designer Jean Paul Gaultier and he said, " Hey, there. 's fancy pants.". He always made me laugh. Keep making us laugh Cha Cha, rest in peace.

Posted by A friend   November 29, 2015