SR5: Celebrating the life of Antonia Lolos.


SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 5
Celebrating the life of Antonia Lolos.
 
Agreed to by the Senate, January 9, 2014
 

WHEREAS, Antonia Lolos, a respected business owner from Newport News known for her compassionate heart, died on September 24, 2013; and

WHEREAS, a native of New York who was a lifelong fan of the Yankees, Antonia “Toni” Lolos met the love of her life, Artie, in New York City; the couple wed there and eventually moved to Newport News in 1991; and

WHEREAS, Toni Lolos and her husband became co-owners of Steve’s Steak House (Artie and Toni’s) and immersed themselves in running their restaurant and serving the local community; and

WHEREAS, Toni Lolos and her husband opened their hearts and the doors of their restaurant to community members on Thanksgiving Day, providing a hot meal and welcoming fellowship to those in need; and

WHEREAS, Toni Lolos loved animals and advocated for their good treatment and care through generous support of various animal rights groups; and

WHEREAS, in 2008, a scholarship was established in Toni and Artie Lolos’ names at Christopher Newport University; and

WHEREAS, Toni Lolos grew in faith and further served fellow community members as a longtime member of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church; and

WHEREAS, predeceased by her husband, Artie, Toni Lolos will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her children, Constantinos and Marcella, and their families, and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of a hardworking businesswoman, dedicated community servant, and admired resident of Newport News, Antonia Lolos; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Antonia Lolos as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for her memory.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 5

Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled January 4, 2014
Celebrating the life of Antonia Lolos.
Patrons-- Miller and Norment

WHEREAS, Antonia Lolos, a respected business owner from Newport News known for her compassionate heart, died on September 24, 2013; and

WHEREAS, a native of New York who was a lifelong fan of the Yankees, Antonia “Toni” Lolos met the love of her life, Artie, in New York City; the couple wed there and eventually moved to Newport News in 1991; and

WHEREAS, Toni Lolos and her husband became co-owners of Steve’s Steak House (Artie and Toni’s) and immersed themselves in running their restaurant and serving the local community; and

WHEREAS, Toni Lolos and her husband opened their hearts and the doors of their restaurant to community members on Thanksgiving Day, providing a hot meal and welcoming fellowship to those in need; and

WHEREAS, Toni Lolos loved animals and advocated for their good treatment and care through generous support of various animal rights groups; and

WHEREAS, in 2008, a scholarship was established in Toni and Artie Lolos’ names at Christopher Newport University; and

WHEREAS, Toni Lolos grew in faith and further served fellow community members as a longtime member of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church; and

WHEREAS, predeceased by her husband, Artie, Toni Lolos will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her children, Constantinos and Marcella, and their families, and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of a hardworking businesswoman, dedicated community servant, and admired resident of Newport News, Antonia Lolos; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Antonia Lolos as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for her memory.