The Funeral Liturgy was performed Aug. 13 at Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church for Demetrios “James” Athanasopoulos, 97, of Jersey City. He passed away peacefully on Aug. 10. He was originally from Greece but lived in Jersey City all of his life. Affectionately known as “Jimmy the Chef” from Tippy’s, Jimmy worked there for over 50 years. He was a chef all of his life and also owned his own business. Walking in his garden was like taking a trip to his homeland Greece. He was at his happiest among the fig trees, peach trees, tomatoes and beautiful roses. When not in his garden and singing songs from his homeland, he enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and watching the Game Show Network with his youngest daughter Sharon. He was the father of Georgia, Tzanetos, Anastasia, Paula, Sharon; grandfather of seven and great grandfather of nine. Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home, Jersey City.