We’re sad to learn that Yano Caniglia passed away yesterday at the age of 89. You may know him better as “Mr.’C'” of Mr. C’s, a legendary Omaha Italian restaurant that closed in 2007.

But for the Omaha Pizza Kings and their subjects, Yano was much more than just a restaurateur. Yano Caniglia was a member of the family that introduced Pizza to Omaha for the first time in 1946.

More importantly, it was Yano Caniglia himself who baked the first commercial pizza in Omaha.

Read more in this Omaha World Herald obit.

Thank you Yano. You’re a legend even these Kings will never eclipse. Rest in peace.