Peter “Chris” Christoff was a decorated war veteran and frequent character in the political theater of Las Vegas City Council and Clark County Commission meetings.
Christoff pushed officials to address dangerous and deadly bus shelters and to install cameras in cabs to deter armed robberies, and he fiercely supported the installation of the USO at McCarran International Airport.
Christoff grew up in Boston in a Greek family and had a sixth-grade education. He was a fantastic ballroom dancer and a confirmed bachelor. He worked in the restaurant and limousine business.
Whenever he was particularly adamant about a good cause, he would say, “The Marines have landed.”
“When I pledge something, I do it. We need to fulfill our respects to our men and women in uniform,” he said. “Life is really rare and very precious.”