Leonard Poma – who started “Poma’s” on Bacon Street – passed last Wednesday, March 6th. He is reportedly to have died at home around 5 a.m. with his family.
Leonard, or “Len”, had been battling cancer for awhile now. But his body finally gave out. He was 62.
Poma’s became synonymous for wonderful roast beef sandwiches. Those and his cheese-heavy pizzas have been mainstays in the Ocean Beach restaurant scene since the 1960’s.
Services will be held Thursday, March 14, at 11 at the Gateway Church in El Cajon (1280 North Johnson Avenue). All are welcome.
Len’s son, Nicholas, has carried the business on for years. At one point years ago, the business had been sold to someone else. But for whatever reasons, Len took it back and it’s been in the family since.