Demetre K. Valissarakos

June 22, 1930June 4, 2013

Demetre K. Valissarakos Born and raised in Cashmere, WA, Demetre attended Arizona State University, becoming tennis champion. Traveling to Europe in 1952, he met the love of his life, “Lula” Milonas, whom he married in Greece. The couple settled in Springfield, MA, where Demetre joined the Air Force, assisting in OSI assignments for the General Staff. They eventually settled in Wenatchee, WA and opened famed “Siracos” restaurant, eventually taking over his father, Konstantine’s restaurant “Siracos” of Cashmere. Jim and Lula were known for their delicious fare, hospitality and love for their Wenatchee community. They retired in 2001, moving to La Quinta, CA to be near their son, Konstantine, residing in Los Angeles. Demetre is survived by his loving wife, Lula; his son, Konstantine; and his loving family and dear friends.


  • Graveside Service Monday, June 10, 2013

Demetre K. Valissarakos

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Kathy Crollard-Nystrom

June 10, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Lula and Kon, Jim will be missed by many, he was so kind to everyone. I have wonderful memories of working at Siracos with Jim and Lula and visits from Kon.

Take care,
Kathy Crollard-Nystrom

Janet Moore Searles

June 9, 2013

I got my first 'real' job at Siraco's Restaurant in Wenatchee in 1977, when I was 16. Jim and Lula helped teach me a great work ethic. I worked there off and on for the next 20 years or so, when they'd be in a bind and need someone extra. They continue to hold a special place in my heart. Lula and Costa, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love.

Lisa (McGaha) Berdan

June 9, 2013

Thank you for all the wonderful memories of the restaurant.... As a child I always felt special there, everyone was always so kind, and treated me like a grown up :-) RIP special man, you will be remembered.

Kevin Reems

June 9, 2013

Words cannot express my sadness of this great loss. Demetre (Jim), Lula and Kon have been friends of my family for many decades. I remember fondly going to the restaurant as a young kid with my friend Kon and receiving the ultimate in grace and service from Jim and Lula. I loved them as my own family and they treated me the same. I'm just sorry I've neglected communication with my sweet friends for the past few years. But my love for you all will always be in my heart and memories. You will be sorely missed dear Jim but I know you are in the loving arms of Jesus forevermore. For that I will rejoice and soon see you in heaven dear friend. P.S. Kon and Lula, I would like very much to receive your updated contact information. My email address is: and phone # 951-755-7431