James P. Asimakes, 88, cabdriver, candy maker

April 16, 2003

James P. Asimakes, a retired cabdriver and former candy maker, died of kidney failure Friday at Cromwell Center Nursing Home. He was 88, and lived in the Mayfield section of Northeast Baltimore.

Born in the city and raised above his parents' Gay Street confectionery store, he attended public schools.

He made candies, toffee and fountain syrups for the family business, which he owned and operated until 1949. He then drove a taxi for the Diamond and GI Veterans' cab companies.

Services were held yesterday at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery.

He is survived by a nephew, James Synodinos of Towson.

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