A very proud, well known, very much loved and respected husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, James (Dimitri) M. Katsanevas, age 64, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 1996, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born May 4, 1932 in Kampous, Canea, Crete Greece, a son of Michael and Maria Katsanevas (both preceded him in death). He married his loving wife, Josephine Gallegos, of Bingham Canyon, Utah, May 17, 1959.James fought to accomplish many things in his life. He immigrated to the United States in 1948 from Greece, with his father. He joined the Air Force in 1951 and then soon began a long career in the restaurant business, opening the Athenian Restaurant in 1967, then making it a family owned business. In 1983 he opened his Crown Burger Restaurant on Highland Drive.
James was a member and past president of the Pan Cretan Association of America, Minos Chapter, an organization dedicated to preserving the Greek Orthodox Religion and Cretan culture and traditions. He had a passion for music and loved being surrounded by his friends. He was an inspiration to so many people, and will be remembered for his hard work, generous and warm heart and dedication to his country, but most important, for his deep love for his wife and family. Se Agapo Papou.
James is survived by his wife, Josephine and their three children, son, Michael James (Joann); daughter, Maria Margeretis (Danny); daughter, Rita Metos (Tom); four beautiful grandchildren all named after him, Christopher James Metos, Dimitri T. Metos, Demetria Margaretis and Dimitri Michael Katsanevas; nine brothers and sisters, Manuel, Kaliope Sargetakis (Steve), Nick (Mary), Rita Klonizos (John), Steve (Georgia), Louie (Olie), Rula Katzourakas (John), all of Salt Lake City; Irene Kases (Dean), of St. Louis; and George (Angelico), Crete, Greece; many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the many friends and relatives for their outpouring support. A special thanks to Dr. John Roberts and Dr. John Greenlee, of the University of Utah Hospital, for their special care they gave to James.
Viewing Sunday, November 17, 1996, 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 18, 1996 at 2 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, 279 South 300 West. Graveside services at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
"May his memory be eternal"
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