Michael Elias, of Colley Street, Lyndwood section of Hanover Township, passed away Friday in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born July 28, 1920, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Martha Baroody Elias. He was a graduate of Hanover High School, Class of 1938. He was a veteran of World War II seving in the Army-Air Corp. 36 Fighter. He was a group supervisor for InterMetro Industry, Wilkes-Barre, for more than 30 years, prior to retirement.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Benesch Elias; brothers Leo and Isaac Elias; sisters Catherine Reicherter, Sue Nosal and Neva Mooney.
He is survived by children Carol Bray, Hanover Township; Karen and her husband Todd Horton, Chandler, N.C.; James and his wife Debra Elias, Lower Askam; Michael and his wife Sharon Elias, Hanover Township; Sandra and her husband Yousef Abuelhawa, Hanover Township; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Louise Clark and Ruth Muchler, both of Larksville.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mary's A.O. Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Hanover Township. Those who desire may give memorial contributions to St. Mary's A.O. Church 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.
Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, Inc - Wilkes Barre
59 Parrish St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Published in Times Leader on July 22, 2013