Blog John Joseph Tornatore III by Bill Emory|Published March 21, 2018|6 comments John Joseph “Skip” Tornatore, III, 78, of Charlottesville, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, The Daily Progress has his obituary. Mr. Tornatore and his wife operated Helen and John’s Grocery at 123 Franklin Street for many many years. Skip and Nadine had what you needed when you needed it. The place was a store with more… Skip was a kind, gentle caring man. His stock appealed to young and old alike. My favorite item was his custom sandwiches. The store was a gathering place for long time Woolen Mills and Hogwaller residents. His friends were legion. He is missed. Thank you Skippy!