Christopher Karakostas, born April 18, 1967 in Chicago Ill. He passed away unexpectantly on December 2, 2021 at the age of 54. Chris joins his late mother and father, Chrisanthi and John Karakostas, in the arms of our Heavenly Father.
He is survived by his siblings (and their spouses): Eleni and John Bokas, Frank Karakostas and Kathy Eden, Tina and Jack Lundstedt as well as 23 nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In his early career, Chris served in the US Army, until he later joined the Minneapolis Police department fulfilling his childhood dream of working in the police field where he ultimately became a prominent and intuitive homicide investigator. Chris spent 29 years serving Minneapolis—with the last decade working on cold cases. He spent his life modestly contributing to the betterment of society and helping others, with the adoration and support of his proud family.
Chris had this natural way of connecting with people. He would draw you in and before you knew it you were telling him your deep dark secrets. He touched people’s hearts in a very special way. You didn’t forget Chris once you met him. He was compassionate, patient and most of all a loving person. These characteristics are what made him an exceptional investigator.
Chris had recently retired, moving to Mt Airy Maryland where he purchased a home. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and grilling/smoking.
Chris was a devoted brother, a loving and attentive uncle and great-uncle, and a proud Godfather. He dedicated every free moment, vacation, and holiday to his family, easily bringing a laugh or a shoulder to anyone in need. May his memory be eternal.
Visitation will begin at 10:00am on Friday, December 10 at Saint George Orthodox Church - 7701 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda MD 20817 - where the Funeral Liturgy will begin at 11:30am. Interment will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Germantown, MD. A Celebration of Life will also be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 10:00am, at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church Social Hall, 1111 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Heroes Helping Heroes – https://www.heroeshelpingheroesmn.com; and to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center – https://www.zeroabuseproject.org/