Jordan "Turk" Eliades

Bakersfield, California


December 15, 2016
Bakersfield, California


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Jordan Eliades, died with his children, in his home of 61 years, late evening, December 15, 2016, five days short of his 94th birthday. He was born in East Ely, NV. He was the eldest son of Greek immigrants, Georgeos and Mary Eliades. He grew up with five siblings, with six additional, that never...

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Dear Jane, Tim, Dan and Jay ; I am Bill Powers . I grew up near all of you and was a great admirer of You Father and Mother . You dad was a great man and will hold a high office in Heaven . My best wishes are to each of you and I am so sorry that by the time I was informed of your dads ' passing it was too late for me to attend his service . I certainly send my best wishes to each of you .
Respectfully , Bill

You the man Turk!! I'll forever remember your quiet gentle demeanor.. Lol lol!"GARCIA! What are you doing? Is your head in the clouds??? Would you like to go up there with them? Or would you come back down here and pay attention to what I'm trying to teach ya"?? And then that chuckle when he tickled himself from what he said. I dearly loved that man! And always will.

Am very sorry to hear of the passing of Coach Eliades. Having taken his algebra classes, he truly was inspired to teach and inspired his students to learn.
North High School has had the best teachers I have experienced, and Coach Eliades is at the top of the list.
Class of 1970.

It's impossible to say how many lives this incredible man touched with his simple expectation that we all work smart and try harder. I was his algebra student and although it wasn't my best subject, I would've done anything to avoid being yelled at by Mr. Eliades! He is unforgettable and I'm so glad to see he lived a long and impactful life.

Very sad news. A great teacher, mentor, coach and I am sure friend, father, husband, grandpa and everything else. I was fortunate enough to grow up nearby the Eliades home, went to school with Jay, be a student of Mr. Eliades and his student aid. The kindest, most caring and yet demanding teacher who expected a lot of his students, but always pushed them for their benefit. I always treasured the semester that he allowed me to be one of his Math student aids and watching him work the room. ...

I am proud to say I grew up a block over from the Eliades family. So I had the great privilege of seeing who coach was away from the classroom and football field. You grew up knowing that things he did, he did because he believed that you have to give it your all to succeed. Some thought his antics were wild in the classroom and on Friday night at the football game, but to us who had the pleasure of seeing it knew it was passion for success and he wanted us to be successful.
Mr Eliades...

To Coach and his Family,

When I was in the 8th grade at Standard this man was already a Legend before he became a Legend. All of us guys who would be
from the class of 65 wanted to play for him. It was an honor to be in the classroom or on the field with him. He was a Father figure to me. When Danny Knowles and I interviewed him for our 50th Reunion, we both felt we were honored to hear life stories from him. It was a moment we will remember forever. The Jackie Robinson quote...

Great man glad I knew you RIP coach.

Jane & family, our sincere sympathy to your family. So very sorry for your loss. Our love to you all. Patricia & Floyd Bosworth 12/23/16