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.
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
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
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 🙏
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.