Constantina “Dina” Sorokos

April 3, 1926 - March 15, 2023

04/03/1926 - 03/15/2023

Past Services

Tuesday March 21, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside Chapel
7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 245-1525 | Directions
Additional Information:

Trisagion at 6:00 pm

Funeral Service
Wednesday March 22, 2023
11:30 am
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
60 Traverse Road
Newport News, Virginia 23606
(757) 596-6151 | Directions
Wednesday March 22, 2023
1:00 pm
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606

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 proceeded 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 21st between 5pm – 7pm with the Trisagion being chanted at 6pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside Chapel on 7415 River Rd. in Newport News. Funeral service will be at 11:30am Wednesday March 22nd 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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1 year ago

Those we love and lose are no longer here with us .
 They are everywhere.

I am afraid that my poor words will not do justice to the greatness of my Beloved Aunt DINA.
As a young woman ,in her native birthplace in Krokylion Greece ,she didnt stop working hard ,to support her family , parents, her two sisters and her brother.

 Doing not only work in the fields ,taking  care of the few family sheep ,but also doing errands- transporting fuel in tin canisters on the top of the family mule, from the State Warehouse in  the nearest provincial township Lidoriki ,to her village, walking for hours a distance more than 35 km each way through difficult rocky and steep hills and pathways.

In her youth ,she experienced the perils of the Civil War and was forced to to flee from her village with the her family and other refugees to another provincial town of Nafpaktos .

After the civil war she had to abandon her Greek countryside to immigrate to Canada .

There she started another hard life working  more than  12 hrs. daily in Restaurants ,raising her sons and running the family .
Despite the difficulties, she was strong. And a woman of true humanity. She cared about everyone.
She was always present in the pleasant and in the difficult times .

 Always, in every situation, to every person and especially to your her people, relatives and friends, acquaintances, but also to strangers.
With Uncle Jimmy she created a good and worthy family. She brought to life Panagiotis and Nikos, and had three grandchildren.

My  AUNT DINA was my second mother , during my studies in Canada .

My BELOVED AUNT DINA was the only person to support me mentally and psychologically when me and my wife became parents at 21 yrs of age .She came to the maternity hospital to take Gayle and the baby home .

My PRECIOUS AUNT DINA had her house in CANADA available if we needed .
Later in life ,when she moved to VIRGINIA ,she always was happy to invite us to stay by, doing everything to keep us happy all the time .

She never forgot us ,and her family back in Greece . At least once a week we got her phone calls ,with the family news with her opinion on the world politics . 

I feel so sad, not being THERE ,in her last years of life ….

My gracious AUNT DINA ,with honest character, full of sacrifices and love for all of us .

Your life, like the lives of all of us, which accompanies us with sorrows and with joys.

My lovely AUNT DINA , serenely, you left for the journey to eternity.

May the God of the living and the dead rest you in paradise .

Happy reunion with UNCLE JIM ,grandfather NIKOLAS ,grandmother ASIMO , your sisters VIOLETTA and ISMINI ,your brother John and your cousin GEORGIA 

AUNT DINA , will be Everywhere and Always in our lives. 
We may not see you, and yet we will feel your presence. 
We love you. We love you, AUNT DINA 

Rest in Peace 

George Coveos ,ATHENS GREECE 

Michael Lawson
1 year ago

Dearest Nick, Peter and family

Losing a loved one is never easy. Just know our hearts and prayers are wrapped around you during this time of loss. Take comfort in knowing that heaven is a little more crowded as its newest angel spreads her wings. Know in your hearts that she will always be watching and protecting you from above. May the emptiness in your hearts and souls eventually be filled with loving memories of your Mom.

RIP Theia Dina,

Love always Michael & Terry Lawson and family

John Kappos
1 year ago

Our sympathies to all the family. Dina will always be remembered by all of us. May her memory be eternal. Thinking of you all. John & Joan Kappos & family

Elena Tsiaklides
1 year ago

Condolences to the whole family. Peter and Nick you lost a great mom. Mrs Ntina was like a close relative to me I visited her home to see her and we had talks over coffee and baklava she was a great cook too. A kind sweet lady. RIP Mrs Ntina ?

Joanne Marshall
1 year ago

I was sorry to hear about Dina passing away. Losing your mother is a hard loss Nick and Peter. She was a very nice lady and I enjoyed being around her and your dad while working at the Oasis.