John Zupan, 68, has died from injuries he suffered Monday night in a crash on Marine Drive. He founded Zupan's Markets in Portland. Tom Gilpatrick, with the Food Industry Leadership Center at PSU says Zupan worked in the grocery business all of his life. Zupan's Markets created a niche with fresh and local food.
He was the type of grocer who would walk through his stores and knew his customers. The driver who crashed into his motorcycle faces drunk driving and other charges.