Athena Georgia Voliva, 55, passed away January 26, 2015 with her beloved husband by her side. She was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on February 23, 1959 to Chris Theodosiou and the late Doris J. Roberts Theodosiou. Athena was a beautiful, loving, talented artist whose many creations illuminated the family home. She was passionate about her horses; caring for and riding them on the farm she shared with her husband brought her tremendous joy and serenity. She stood by her father’s side for over 30 years, managing the family’s business at the Sea Gull Motel on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. But the most precious and rewarding in her life was her beloved family, who she cherished above all else in this world.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 35 years, Mike Voliva; her daughter, Christina J. Voliva; son, Michael Voliva II; father, Chris Theodosiou; siblings, Phillip Theodosiou and his wife Sherry, Tessie Heath and her husband Jerry, Jack Theodosiou; in-laws, Steve and Charlotte Voliva, Steve Voliva Jr., Valerie Voliva, Cindy Martin and her husband John, Kim Hathaway and her husband Paul, Scott Voliva, and Tracy Vandeberg and her husband Bob. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, and many extended family members and dear friends who will forever hold her in their hearts.
A service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:00 am at Freedom Fellowship in Virginia Beach, with interment following at Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 6 – 8:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach. Please visit www.Altmeyer.com to leave a note to the family.