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John Melngailis Bio, Age, Job, Sarma Melngailis Dad

Meet John Melngailis, father of Sarma Melngailis. Here you’ll learn about his age, job, and his marriage. We also explore his role on Netflix’s show Bad Vegan.

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Meet John Melngailis, Sarma Melngailis Dad

Sarma Melngailis is the subject of Netflix’s new show Bad Vegan. The streaming giant brought the true-crime show which explored how a revered establishment in New York Pure Food and Wine owner which was the celebrity hang-spot crumbled along with its owner Sarma.

Sarma’s now ex-husband Anthony Strangis allegedly manipulated her and duped her out of the sum of money between $1-million-and-$2-million. Eventually, they were arrested out of a $99 motel in Tennessee after Anthony mistakenly ordered Domino’s pizza with his name.

They faced 24 counts of theft, labor fraud, and tax crime charges. Sarma spent four months in Riker’s Island as her bail amount was set $350 thousand paid by her father John Melngailis.

In 2015, before Sarma’s arrest, she had vanished. Gothamist reached out to him and he stated, “You know more than I do. I don’t read anything because I don’t want to be upset. Knowing her, I know she must be miserable and fighting like mad to do whatever she has to.”

John confirmed at the time that he had “not spoken to her for months,” but that they “exchanged a few emails” since July. He declined to disclose the contents of those emails and said he had not been following the fallout from Sarma’s disappearance.

John said he does not know where she is, and that he has not read about her legal trouble.

Is John Melngailis Still Married To Sarma Melngailis Mom?

No, John Melngailis isn’t married to Sarma Melngailis’s mom Susan Toye anymore. They reportedly parted ways in the early 1980s when Sarma was only 9 years old. His ex-wife went on to marry Bob Jasse in 1981.

Who Is John Melngailis Wife?

John Melngailis is currently married to his wife Michaele Weissman. They reportedly met each other at a party in Cambridge back in the 1960s, yet their relationship didn’t last too long around that time. After his divorce, they reach out to each other once again and have been together since.

Born on 14 December 1946, Michaele is currently 75 years old.

Michaele is a journalist and author who writes about food, families, business, and American culture. Her work appears frequently in publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She also authored a book called God in a Cup.

In June 2021, Algonquin Books announced the purchase of Michaele Weissman’s literary memoir “The Rye Bread Marriage.” Her memoir, “The Rye Bread Marriage,” explores the roots of her husband’s obsession with Latvian rye bread, his wartime childhood, and the universal complexities of marriage.

Michaele is currently working on a book called The Rye Bread Marriage.

They are parents to their son Noah Melngailis who is 38 years old as of this writing. He ran One Lucky Duck spinoff restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.

John Melngailis On Bad Vegan

In Bad Vegan, John shared that his daughter Sarma didn’t even tell the family of their marriage. As per the show, Sarma was quite like him in terms of their essence. Explained that he threatened to call the police when Anthony allegedly didn’t let her talk to him while on the run.

John Melngailis Age

Reportedly born in 1939, John Melngailis is 82 years old as of March 2022.

Is John Melngailis On Facebook?

Yes, John Melngailis does have a Facebook account. You can find him at (@john.melngailis).

John Melngailis Job

John Melngailis worked as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland since October 1993. His interests have centered on focused ion beam micro-and nanofabrication, on developing new beam induced processes including electron beam induced deposition, and one novel device structure based on focused ion beam fabrication.

His last research post was at MIT, where he founded and led a globally acclaimed program in ion beam applications for ion-induced conductor deposition and novel devices based on direct, maskless implantation. John was the Program Chair of EIPBN2000 and the Chair of the Gordon Conference on Nanostructure Fabrication in 1992. (Conference on Electron-Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication). He has written or co-authored over 130 publications on a variety of themes. He is an IEEE fellow.

Professor John Melngailis received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. He completed his high school education at Butler High School.

John is now the founding partner of Black Rooster Food (IG: @blackroosterfood & Twitter: @BlackRoosterFd). He trade-in flavorful as well as nutritious old-world sourdough rye bread, just like Sarma advised him to. His mother was an entrepreneur back in Latvia who baked almost until the end of her life at 91.

In 2015, speaking with Gothamist, John shared that Sarma motivated him to take off from his job as an electrical engineering professor in 2013 and focus on making and selling Latvian rye bread.

Related FAQs

  • Where Was John Melngailis Born?

John Melngailis was born in Latvia. He left his country as a child in October 1944 to escape Russia’s takeover. He arrived in the United States only in 1949. John grew up in Western Pennsylvania. Around 2015, he lived in Washington, DC area.

  • Where Does John Melngailis Reside Today?

Online research showed that John Melngailis is currently residing in New York. Previously, John and his wife lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

  • How Tall Is John Melngailis?

John measures tall above the height of 5 feet 10 inches.

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