Theodore M. Katana
FUNERAL HOME
H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments
1416 Cedar Road 
Chesapeake, VA
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.
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22
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5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments
1416 Cedar Road , Chesapeake, VA
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23
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Star of the Sea Catholic Church
, Virginia Beach, VA
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I will always remember our chats on the treadmill. Thank you for all the 4th of July invites. So much fun by the pool. But most of all I felt very special when you brought me the Clemson shirt. Oh and let me not forget all of our discussions after Sunday football. I will miss you! Katya he adored you!!!!
donna faini
Friend
July 26, 2021
We will always carry Theo in our hearts. Loved your energy on the field and off. Go Tigers, in HIM
Wilson and Deana Cropp
Other
July 23, 2021
Semper Fi Marine. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. R.I.P.
Brother Marine, McKeesport, Pa.
July 21, 2021
A hero in the truest sense. Katya, I was honored to work with you in understanding and loving Theo in his adjustment years. Respect wasn´t bestowed, it was greatly earned. What a man!
Tom
Work
July 19, 2021
An outstanding individual.
Charles Joyner
Work
July 19, 2021
Theo- a real hero! You will be missed!!!!
dickie Burke
July 18, 2021
I have too many memories to share here, all good and many truly amazing, no one has ever gotten more out of their body than Theo Katana and in all our adventures , I never witnessed any fear or trepidation, just carry on Captain Katana , I hope to see you again. Katya , you had a good hearted man , for a good long time, cherish it and keep the faith.
Phil mosser
Friend
July 18, 2021
Ted was an original, a zest for life and a friend to many. I´ll never think of him without a smile. Prayers and love for Katya and family.
Becky
Friend
July 17, 2021
Joe and Joanne Sinkey
Friend
July 17, 2021
Joe and Joanne Sinkey
Friend
July 17, 2021
Joe and Joanne Sinkey
Friend
July 17, 2021
Joe and Joanne Sinkey
Friend
July 17, 2021
Joe and Joanne Sinkey
Friend
July 17, 2021
These pictures are worth a thousand words or more! Deepest sympathy to Katya and the Katana family and friends.
Joe and Joanne Sinkey
Friend
July 17, 2021
Bought some trees to plant in your memory, my brother, but they did not have any in orange. I know.....i was disappointed, too! One of a kind, unforgettable character....a very special person who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Our very heartfelt condolences to Katya, family and all who loved Theo.
Annie and Tony Joseph
Friend
July 16, 2021
Anne and Tony Joseph
July 16, 2021
Theo was a walking smile. What joy he brought to those around him! Our lives are richer for having known him.
Bob and Sharon Lorish
Friend
July 16, 2021
So very sorry for your loss!
Wendy (Ellman) Binkley
July 16, 2021
You will be sorely missed neighbor. My fond memory is Theo painting Katya's Jeep orange (love it)!!! He was special to the core and I have a smile every time I think of him. Prayers to Katya and the entire family.
Lynn Vass
Friend
July 16, 2021
Ted & my husband Richie were Clemson football teammates. He was the first teammates of Richies I met after our marriage in 1966. Great friend & fun loving guy who loved ketchup on anything on his plate! My sincere condolences to his wife, family & friends
Annette Luzzi
School
July 16, 2021
I can still hear you saying, Go Tigers, Go Steelers! I love you & will miss you. I´ll watch out for Katya for you. Rest now and be at peace.
Wendy Bookhout
Friend
July 15, 2021
It was an honor to meet and care for Theo. Sending so much love and prayers to his devoted wife. May he Rest In Peace
Joy
July 15, 2021
Mary Ann and the Mc Kay Family
July 15, 2021
You will be missed. Love and prayers for Katya, Nancy and the family.
MaryAnn Cerenze
Other
July 15, 2021
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