Lina Owata was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She left this world suddenly on Friday, January 14th, 2022 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
She was born January 23, 1965 in Schweinfurt, Germany. She spent several years as an Army Housing Specialist in Kitzingen, Germany prior to moving to the United States. She then spent many years in HUD and commercial property management. For the last several years, she worked as a Senior Property Manager for Thalhimer. Lina loved to travel and cruise the world, she loved to host and cook for family and friends, she was the life of any party, her laugh was contagious to anyone and everyone. She was up for any adventure life brought her way.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Kayla Owata of Salem, Virginia; brothers, Frank Massaro (Annie, Sebastian, Francesca) of Sierra Vista, Arizona and Roger Massaro of Schweinfurt, Germany; sister, Giulietta Massaro of Virginia Beach, Virgina; parents, Giovanni and Inge Massaro of Schweinfurt, Germany.
Please join us celebrating her life at Altmeyer Funeral Home (5033 Rouse Drive) on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Visiting hours will be from 5 pm- 8 pm. Please consider dressing casual but colorful since Lina was full of life.
A bit late in writing this, I was just in shock over her beautiful spirit leaving us. I have so many fond memories of our friendship. I met Lina & Kayla when they moved into our Yorktown, VA townhouse community of Woodtown Quarters.
Lina was a great, caring, funny & true friend. I’ll never forget all her shenanigans but esp how she made me painfully laugh after my gallbladder surgery in Feb of 2007.
I last saw her when she came to visit me here in Florida, shortly before she moved back to Virginia.
Kayla my heart goes out to you, she loved you with everything she had, she will always be with you.
Fly high Lina, I’ll miss you forever dear friend.
My deepest sympathies to Lina’s family and friends. I was shocked and saddened when i heard the news. Lina was an awesome property manager and she didn’t ‘beat around the bush’ with her tenants or contractors. Her desk was just outside my office and we talked frequently about one of the properties that she managed. She was a lot of fun to be around and i enjoyed hearing about all she had done. She had a full life with all of her travels and concerts. I will miss her so much!
I met Lina on a cruise to the Caribbean. We became friends even before we sailed. We were both in VA at that time. We both lived in different places in Fl for awhile and then she went to VA Beach and I moved to Idaho. She came to visit us last January and we stayed in a cabin in McCall, ID. She loved the tons of snow and was so much fun to be with. I love Lina for being so much fun and always having so much energy. She was my friend and I am heartbroken by the loss. All my best to you Kayla. She was so very proud of you and loved you with her entire being.
My deepest condolences to Lina’s daughter, family, colleagues, and friends. As a colleague myself, was so proud to have someone with such energy and passion on our TEAM and always enjoyed her smile and laughter, whenever we met. She loved training and mentoring others and she will truly be missed.
I’m truly sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person, Lina was warm and very kind. She will truly be missed.
I am so saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Ms. Lina Owata. She was the epitome of a person who cared for all people. Our church are tenants of Thalhimer and I was the church’s contact person. We were privileged to have her as our manager from the company. It was such a delight to speak with her from time to time. Even though we never met in person, she made me felt like a “friend” instead of a tenant. I will truly miss hearing her sweet and kind voice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
During this tough moment, I am praying for Lina’s friends and family. Lina and I had only known each other for a short time, yet she had a significant impact on my life. Lina taught me a lot of material in a short amount of time every time we chatted, which was fantastic because she spoke quickly. She was always cheerful and ready to help at any time. She enjoyed her profession since she was so skilled at it. I’ll miss hearing about Kayla, whom she proud of, and Giulietta, her best friend. She is greatly missed and loved!❤️
So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of dear Lina. She has been such a pleasure to work with.
With heavy hearts,
All of us at Heads Up Sprinklers
Lina always had a smile and she was happy to share it. I will miss her and I will remember our last conversation where she reminded me that we all need to plan fun things because life is just too short. I will not forget her words of wisdom.
Lina was so much fun and so warm and loving. She will be missed by many. She knew how to live life to its fullest. Many fun times with our kids when they were young. Many memories with family and friends throughout the years .