Stephen Christo Voliva, Sr.

January 31, 2015


Virginia Beach – Stephen Christo Voliva, Sr., 82, died unexpectedly January 31, 2015. He was born in Virginia to the late Jesse and Helen Voliva. He was the owner/operator of Voliva Construction which he founded in 1957 and he took great pride in the fact that his family continues to operate the business as Voliva Enterprises. He deeply loved and cared for his family – he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. One of his favorite pastimes was having a family cookout. He was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church in Virginia Beach where he faithfully served in numerous positions throughout the years. He was known as “Pop” to everyone.
Steve is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Charlotte L. Voliva; six children, Steve Voliva, Jr., Cindy John Martin, Mike Voliva, Kim Paul Hathaway, Scott Voliva and Tracy Bob Vandeberg; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four siblings, Joan Larry Kerns, David Linda Voliva, Chris Jim Helms and Debbie Randy Duncan; and numerous extended family members. Recently deceased are his daughter-in-law Athena Mike Voliva and his eldest daughter, Valerie Voliva.
The family will receive visitors at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Va. Beach on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Freedom Fellowship, 836 Regency Drive, Va. Beach with Rev. Rick Hocker and Rev. Paul Hathaway officiating. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Patricia A Garcia
8 years ago

Charlotte and family thank you for sharing such an awesome man. He was such a man of GOD and loving person. I will miss his big bear hugs, discipline and words of encouragement. My prayers are with you all and your love of the Lord will help ease your pain. Pops enjoy your just reward for being such a loyal servant.

Mitzi Andrea
8 years ago

Christina and the Voliva Family

My sincere condolences for this loss in your family. Your recent losses have been more than one family should have to endure. I pray that you will rest in the comfort and peace that God has for each of you. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pam & Jerry Williams
8 years ago

Freedom will not be the same without Pop. We will always remember his kindness to us and the way he always greeted us with a warm, sincere smile.

Randy Long
8 years ago

I miss you already, Pop!. It’s very strange to enter the church and not see you there in the back. Enjoy your rest and reward, my friend, and thanks for being there for so many years!

Mary E Jones
8 years ago

Mr. Mike Voliva you have my sincere condolences I pray your strength to go thru at this time in your life, my prayers are with you and your family sir.

Pam Pitts
8 years ago

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Voliva family during this time of loss. “Pop” was indeed a wonderful christian man who will be most warmly welcomed to his final reward. Love & prayers to all of you.

tracy fentress
8 years ago

Steve and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, working @ the house nextdoor to your dads and moms, saw him everyday, sweet man, and got to see you again too, again you and family are in my thoughts.

Penny Vandeberg Ulmer
8 years ago

The Ulmers will be with you in prayer this week. We are sorry for your loss.

May your memories of his raising and loving his children and grandchildren bring comfort.

Angela Smith
8 years ago

To Charlotte, children, grandchildren & families, my heart aches for you all at this very difficult time. You are all, in my thoughts & prayers.

Pop was an amazing man of God, a father figure and friend to many. His love was felt by everyone he came in contact with. He was a gentle giant, firm when he needed to be. Pop, I guess God needed an extra builder for his “mansion has many rooms.” He knows, you are a man of excellence. Say hello to my mom. Give her a big hug for me. Until we meet again.

P.S. No one said “AMEN!” quite like you.

Jim Letta
8 years ago

To the Voliva family I am so sorry for ur lost Steve was a good person he would do anything for u if he could I work for him for many years n enjoy it I will miss him just wish I was able to make it down My thoughts n prays r with u all

Vicki Scott
8 years ago

Voliva Family, Words can’t express the sorrow I feel inside for all you have recently endured. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers and pray for peace for you.

Christina Voliva
8 years ago

You may have passed from this earth but you will forever remain in my heart. One of the strongest men I have ever known and loved. I love you, Pop, and I will miss you everyday.