Chris Pokas, Quartermaster Chief, Navy Harbor Pilot and Tug Boat Captain has weighed anchor for the final time to join the lord our God. Born August 3rd 1960 in Detroit, Michigan he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1980 and retired in 2000 after 20 years of distinguished service. He was the co-founder and the first charter member of the Captain Morgan club.
He is survived by his bride Kendra, daughters Jennifer and Claire, brothers Mike, John and Steve, sister Maryann, father Pete and his faithful companion Rose and was predeceased by his mother Carol. Chris was an avid boater and adventurer who had an un-matched passion for living life to it’s fullest. He will be remembered as a loving father, dutiful son, caring brother, loyal friend and faithful husband. Chris will be missed by all who had the fortunate pleasure of knowing him.
A viewing and memorial service will be held on Feb 16th 2008 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home Va Beach Southside Chapel at 6 PM, Reverend Robert F. Pittman officiating. Online condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com