Theodore Michael Katana, 77, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in a local hospital. Theo was a native of Latrobe, and was the son of the late Theodore and Florence Katana. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps. where he held the rank of captain and served two tours in Vietnam. He was a graduate of Clemson University, where he starred on the football team and played the linebacker position, and he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fanatic. Theo loved his Clemson Tigers, his Pittsburgh Steelers and his Lambie (wife). He worked as a district manager for food services. Theo was a devote catholic with a strong faith, and a member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church. He had a wonderful zest for life and people. He made everyone feel special, and he loved his "gym rats" at Wareings Gym. Theo is survived by his loving wife, Katya Katana; siblings, Robert Katana (Sharon), Nancy Siko (John), and Donna Simmons; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Katana. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021, at H.D. OLIVER FUNERAL APTS., Laskin Road Chapel, Chesapeake, Va. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon, Friday July 23, 2021, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Virginia Beach. Burial will take place in Quantico National Cemetery at a later date. Theo requests that anyone attending please wear orange. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com
. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Semper Fi. Go Tigers. Go Steelers.
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Published by Tribune Review on Jul. 21, 2021.