Suzanne G. Kokorelis

January 8, 1954 - November 21, 2011

01/08/1954 - 11/21/2011

Past Services

Friday November 25, 2011
7:00 pm
Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
60 Traverse Road
Newport News, VA 23601
757-872-8119 | Directions
Saturday November 26, 2011
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
757/930-1197 | Directions
Saturday November 26, 2011
1:00 pm
Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
60 Traverse Road
Newport News, VA 23601
757-872-8119 | Directions

Suzanne Mary Georgalas Kokorelis, born January 8, 1954, was embraced into the arms of the Theotokos early Tuesday morning after a most stoic, courageous battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her best friend, soul mate, and husband, Dr. Michael Kokorelis, her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kea Kokorelis, and her daughter, Diane Kokorelis. Her memory is also kept alive by her parents, A. Jack and Mary Georgalas, sister, Dr. Venisse Georgalas, brother, Jack Georgalas, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
From the day of her birth at Camp Lejune, NC, Suzanne was vibrant. Her contagious smile and memorable laugh drew everyone near. Her passion for life was present in all that she was, from her days at Ferguson High School and Virginia Tech to her time spent working at her husband’s office and her church. She wholeheartedly and unbeknownst to most became the largest single food donor to the Peninsula Food Bank.
Suzanne was also extremely vested in her Greek culture and church. She dedicated her time to improving the necessary aspects most people never considered. She cleaned, restored, decorated, organized, baked, and volunteered. Most importantly, Suzanne danced. Whenever their was a free moment, she’d turn up her favorite Greek CDs, grab someone’s hand, and danced.
Suzanne was a dedicated mother to her children, playing an active roll in each activity. Her presence in their lives was ever caring, supportive, and inspiring. Moreover, she was a dynamic and deeply passionate wife. Suzanne and Mike had a relationship unlike any other. Their love was true from the moment they met. Hand in hand, they built Mike’s dental practice, raised their children, and laughed. Inseparable, they conquered the world.
Suzanne’s presence will be kept in our hearts for eternity. A viewing will be held Friday at 7 p.m. followed by a funeral on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Rd, Newport News. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park managed by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel.
Donations can be made in her memory to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church or the Peninsula Food Bank.

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Teresa Granger
8 years ago

I will always treasure my friendship with Suzanne in our high school years. We shared the wonderful blessing of having warm and vibrant families.

miranda mcmahan
8 years ago

My heart and prayers are with you and your family