Yvonne Christine Tsiknas
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Yvonne Christine Tsiknas
  • January 28, 1953 - February 15, 2017
  • San Diego, California

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Yvonne Christine Tsiknas (1953-2017)



Yvonne Christine Tsiknas passed away on February 15, 2017following a long battle with uterine cancer. She is survived by her parents, John and Anna Tsiknas of Rancho Bernardo, her brother Greg Tsiknas of Ramona and her beloved dog and constant companion, Stella. Yvonne also leaves behind many close friends and wonderful customers who will miss her dearly.



Yvonne was born January 28, 1953 in Newport, Rhode Island but moved to San Diego before she was 6 months old. She then lived her entire life in San Diego County. Following high school, Yvonne worked for several years for Safeway and later Keil's supermarkets. In 2001, she purchased a coffee cart at Kaiser Permanente on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard that she operated until illness forced her to sell it in early 2016. Obsessive by nature, Yvonne prided herself on the quality of her espresso drinks and coffee. She developed a devoted following among the Kaiser staff not only for her drinks, but her upbeat personality.



Yvonne will be remembered for her sunny disposition, ready laugh and quick sense of humor, often self-deprecating. She loved to cook and had a large collection of cookbooks which she loved to peruse. Yvonne was known for fixating on a recipe, tweaking it over and over in small ways until it had been perfected. She also had a love of interior design and loved to entertain.



A graveside service will be held on February 22 at 11am at El Camino Funeral Home in Sorrento Valley. A more informal celebration of Yvonne's life will be held Sunday, February 26 at 1pm. Call 619.301.0835 for the location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego, 3711 Mount Abbey Avenue, San Diego, Ca 92111.