Anita Theresa Kalagias

June 17, 1918 - May 24, 2008

06/17/1918 - 05/24/2008

Past Services

Friday May 30, 2008
10:00 am
Red Wing Park
Virginia Beach, VA

Anita Kalagias

Virginia Beach – Anita Theresa Kalagias, 89 went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday May 24, 2008, just 24 day shy of her 90th birthday. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed by her loved ones, and all that knew her. Anita spent her life as a homemaker devoted to her husband, family and community. Her door was always open to anyone that needed help, a meal, moral support or a smiling face. She loved working with Senior Citizens and spent many years volunteering in both NYand VA as a Senior Center and nursing home volunteer.

Anita was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kostas Kalagias.

She is survived by her son, John Kalagias and wife Faith; daughters – Katherine Kalagias, Deena Kalagias, Joanna Benka and husband Dan; grandchildren – Frederick Forino, Audrey Slater, Mike and Ceci Kalagias, Chad and Sarah Kalagias, Helen and Kelly Godfrey, Donna and James Kattau, and 11 great-grandchildren .

A memorial service to be conducted by Pastor Archie Callahan on Friday at 10 am, in the Japanese Gardens in Red Wing Park on General Booth Blvd. in Virginia Beach. A reception will follow at Shifting Sands Chief’s Club on Dam Neck Naval Base. Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements. To send condolences to the family please visit www.Altmeyer.

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Fred Forino
8 years ago


You are dearly missed. There Isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about you. I can’t wait to see you again when god reunites us. Til then, I love you.


8 years ago

I met Mrs. Kalagias when she was a resident at Beacon Shores Nursing Home. Mrs. Kalagias would just look at me and smile while I talked to her. She really was a joyous woman, and she had the most infectious smile. Each time I went to the facility to visit with Mrs. Kalagias, she would never remember who I was, but she was always very pleasant. I was happy to know that she resided in a nursing home that provided good quality care, and I know that she was well cared for and comfortable. I will miss Mrs. Kalagias, but I know that we can trust God at his word. Jesus told us how we could have everlasting life, and I believe our Savior. The days ahead will not always be easy because grief is very difficult work. I pray that Heavenly Father will give each of you the strength to work through your grief, and may God Bless you all.

Adrianne Rochelle

Long-term Care Ombudsman

Southeastern Virginia

Demetrious Lamanis
8 years ago

To Cuz Joanna,

Remembering is still life refreshed when it is gone from us.

I have known you, Thea Anita, and Uncle Chuck all my days. Many thoughts dart across my mind as I look back at the times on Johnson St. or at Rockey Neck Beach. Even times at the Bronx. Besides going farther back to Jefferson St. Before YAYA moved to Johnson.

Forest Park. Playing cards. To John, & the rest of the family truly- my heart felt sorrow!!

God is so Good! Praise His lovely Name!

Your in my heart & prayers

God’s Very Best

Cuz D