Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Constantina “Dina” Sorokos, 96, of Newport News

Constantina “Dina” Sorokos (Altmeyer Funeral Home)

Constantina (Dina) Sorokos passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2023 in her 96th year.

Born in Krokelion, Greece in 1926 she emigrated to Brantford, Ontario Canada in the early 1950’s arriving by ship at the port of Halifax, Canada. She met her husband (Demetrios) at a Greek dance in a neighboring city and they fell in love and got married.

Always in the restaurant business, she worked during the day and was a housewife and mother at night. She was a tough lady, never afraid of the long hours or hard work.

A typical Greek mom, she was an excellent cook and could whip up a meal in little or no time even if no-one was hungry. In 1973, she moved with her family to Newport News, Virginia for a new beginning and a fresh start in another country. In 1977, she and her husband became owners of the Oasis Restaurant in Hampton and worked there until she retired in the 1980’s.

She loved and often babysat her grandchildren (James, Annabelle and Zoe). Her grandchildren were her world. Dina never knew a stranger and always opened her heart, home and kitchen to everyone.

She was preceded in death by her husband Demetrios Sorokos, parents Nicholas and Asimo Podiotis and also her siblings John Podiotis, Violetta Pagonis and Ismini Coveos. She is survived by, and is the beloved mother of Peter Sorokos and Nick Sorokos (Caroline), grandchildren James (Alexandra) Sorokos, Zoe Sorokos, and Annabelle Sorokos, future great- grandchildren (Emmett James and Carter James) and beloved by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 21 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. with the Trisagion being chanted at 6 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside Chapel on 7415 River Rd. in Newport News.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Interment will be at the Peninsula Memorial Park followed by a Luncheon for family and friends at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

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