Chris A. Kassimis

Chris A. Kassimis

July 28, 1940 - June 04, 2016

Chris A. Kassimis

July 28, 1940 - June 04, 2016


Chris Kassimis
July 28, 1940 to June 4, 2016

Chris Arthur Kassimis of Laguna Hills, CA left us on June 4, 2016 after 75 wonderful years. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Kassimis; his daughter, Pamela Murphy and her husband Joseph Murphy; his son, Peter Kassimis and his wife Kim Kassimis; his stepson Shane Morris and his wife Tammy Morris, and stepson Jared Morris and his wife Stephanie Morris. In addition he is survived by eight grandchildren including Alexis Morris, Katelyn Murphy, Kaylee Morris, Zachary Morris, Alexa Kassimis, Skye Morris, Joseph Murphy, and Luke Kassimis. He was preceded in death by his parents Gloria Pangle Kassimis and Arthur S. Kassimis.

Chris was one of the most caring, giving, loving men and was greatly cherished by all his family and friends. Chris was known as a noble man and led his entire life with pride and dignity. He was born in Brooklyn, NY July 28, 1940. Following high school in 1962, Chris enlisted in the United States Army, and retired as Major in 1968. During that time he served two terms in Vietnam. Following his service, Chris started a successful business based out of Laguna Hills, CA in the steel industry and through his 30 years in the business Chris built many strong partnerships and friendships and earned the reputation as the go to person for anyone wanting to break into the business because of all of his knowledge and network. Chris loved his work and one of his greatest desires was to work all the way to the end. Unfortunately in the last few years he was forced to retire due to health reasons. Besides being a successful business man, Chris was known as the best host ever! You didn’t have to be in a room long without Chris offering you a drink. Chris will be deeply missed.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on June 16, 2016 at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (949) 581-4300. A full military honors burial will follow the funeral at 1:15 PM at Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518 (951) 653-8417. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project

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25 responses to Chris A. Kassimis

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  1. Very Beautiful Mom…You two were Everything to each other. Our sweet Chris with be with us everyday of our life’s. We will miss him dearly.
    I love you

  2. One of my favorite moments with Chris is when we sat in his new office talking about his business and how he was able to build it through out the years and what it took. I was always so curious to know the in’s and out’s of Gulf Systems. His journey wasn’t easy from the east coast because he missed his kids tremendously but he had the determination to do anything he could to be successful so he could visit his kids as much a possible. Thats something I truly admired. He shared with me the desire to achieve greatness lies within all of us and that all we have to do is go after it. I was so proud of him that day because he worked so hard and it was a monumental time for him…

    He then handed me a glass of champagne and said ,” Cheers JR” and we laughed together… He always called me JR..We both always found that funny.

    This is only one memory I have of thousands with Chris, but this the one that I felt the true love of this great man. He’s helped me more then he will ever know. I’m truly going to miss our conversations, our laughs together, and our quiet moments just enjoying each others company.

    I love you Chris dearly…

  3. Jayne Morris says:


    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Chris was always so kind to us. He will be greatly missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


    Jayne and Keith

  4. My darling husband, I am so in love with you and always will be. I miss you so much!
    I am grateful to have been your wife & friend. You left a mark on this earthly life and touched many people. My heart is aching right now & at times the pain is unbearable. I will hold you in my heart every single day of my life until me meet again. You will never be forgotten. You are the other half of me!
    I thank God for you and all our wonderful memories. Rest now dear and enjoy the glory of heaven.
    I love you Chris,
    Kathy Kassimis

  5. Lori says:

    I am so sorry sweet sister for your loss! Chris was a wonderful man. I heard you say more than once he was “the love of your life” and the way you both looked at each other makes me believe that. We will see him again one day but for now I believe he is with heavenly father,dad, our brothers and all our other loved ones. I love you! Big hugs!

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