James Peter Christakes

  • Wednesday September 29, 2010
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August 9, 1952 �" September 4, 2010

James (Jim) Peter Christakes, 58, of Cathedral City passed away September 4, 2010 in Palm Springs, California. Jim was born August 9, 1952 in San Francisco to Chris and Dorothy Christakes, Jim graduated in 1970 from Burlingame High School and went on to attend San Francisco City College, where he graduated in 1972 with a degree in Culinary and Hotel Management.

In 1985 Jim and his partner David Milne co-owned the Christakes family business, the St. Francis Fountain Creamery in San Francisco. In 2000 Jim moved to Cathedral City and was working at the Spa Resort Casino. Jim loved to cook, and had a wonderful eye for decorating. He will be dearly missed.

Jim is survived by his father, Chris Christakes of Rancho Mirage; brother, Pete Christakes of Grass Valley; sisters Tanya Bingham of Mountain View, Mari Pease of Tracy; nieces Sierra Brady of Clovis, Danielle Vitorino of Turlock; nephews Darrick Bingham of San Francisco, Steven Pease of Tracy; two great-nephews, best friends David Milne, Clarence James,  and many other friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Christakes, nephew Christopher Pease, and step-mother Madeline Christakes.

A memorial will be held at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Coachella Valley in Cathedral City on September 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.