James Karaberis

James Arthur Karaberis

1950 - 2006

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Obituary of James Arthur Karaberis

James "Jim" was born 3/6/1950 in San Francisco, CA and passed away 7/22/2006 in Tacoma, WA. Please click on the link below to view video tribute: http://videos.lifetributes.com/?id=4415 Jim is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Rebecca; 2 sons, Alexander, Nicholas of Tacoma; daughter, Talia Karaberis of Tacoma; grandson, Christopher Everett of Tacoma; Sister Christine Goldwater of CA; best friend Jayne; and numerous co-workers and friends. Jim will be remembered most for his eccentric sense of humor. His Beloved co-workers will especially remember Jim's inept way of lightening up The mood with such antics as thong-Thursday, his witty comments to Dave Anderson, and his boffo ways with shoplifters. His family will miss his inspiring story ideas like “Little Bo Beep on the Lamb”. There was never a dull moment when Jim was around. Many of us can recall Jim bending our ear with another Billion dollar idea. Our favorite being the acronym T-shirt “BMABAIWTY” and “PAST PULL DATE”. Those of us that were closest to Jim will see the humor in that. Jim was a generous and caring friend, always putting friends and family needs before his own. Jim's laughter was contagious,always the life of the party. Jim taught martial arts when he was a young man and later in life enjoyed sharing his knowledge with his oldest son. He enjoyed sharing with his daughter the books that inspired him as a teenager. Jim will be greatly missed and the memories that he left with us will remain in our hearts always. Inurnment service to be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 2 at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th, Kent, WA 98042. Memorial service to be held 1:00 PM Saturday, August 5 at Mount Tahoma Baptist Church, 5220 74th St. W., Lakewood, WA. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008.
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