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

  1. Shane - Son says:

    I have so many great memories with Chris. It didn’t take long for Chris to become “POPS” to me. And i called him Pop’s every time i talked with him. I admire you Chris and will miss you so much. A great role model, Chris was always genuine and generous. Thank you Chris for the impact you’ve had on all who were fortunate enough to know you. From the great conversations, the beach, the mountains and all the laughs we shared together rest in peace Pop’s. I love you

  2. Anny says:

    I only knew Chris for a little over a year. He was my patient and I spent time with him discussing how he felt and tried to make him as comfortable as possible. During those visits we discussed many things, we talked about politics, people, life in general and his experiences along with mine. Many times we laughed uncontrollably both of us enjoying our discussions. I will miss Chris, we became friends and I hope he is now at peace and in the home of his maker.


  3. I am so happy to have know sweet little Chris. He was so good to us, always. I used to have great conversations with him particularly about politics and work. I always respected his opinion and insight. I loved how Chris’ opinion mattered so much and although he may have been less outspoken than most, when he spoke, everyone listened. I miss that time with him a lot. I am forever grateful to have had him in my life and will love him always.

  4. Tammy Morris says:

    I am so blessed to have known Chris and have had him in my life. He was a wonderful man and a special father in law to me! He was always such a great host and spoiled me with my favorite wine, cheers to you Chris! I miss you but I know your in a much better place. I will see you again someday in heaven but until then, I love you

  5. We were fortunate to know Chris for the short period of time we knew him in his life. His personality was warm and compassionate when we were with him celebrating special events. We respect his life and all of the people he influenced and will cherish that we shared great memories.

    Rest in peace and God Bless…
    Love, Tiffany and Randy Baker

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