Dr. Elias J. Isaac
FUNERAL HOME
Morello Funeral Home, Inc.
3720 Nicholas St.
Easton, PA
Dr. Elias J. Isaac, of Allentown, PA, passed away at home on Friday, April 23, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was 88.

Dr. Isaac was born in Bethlehem to the late Joseph and Catharine (Canone) Isaac.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary (DiLullo); and four of their five children, Dr. Peter Isaac and wife Ann of Upper Macungie Township, Joseph Isaac of Allentown, Elias Isaac II of Allentown, and Dr. Melda Isaac of Washington D.C. He was preceded in death by their daughter, Dr. Kathryn Isaac.

He is also survived by his grandchildren: Peter Isaac, Anthony Isaac, and Julia Romm; and his sister-in-law, Maryann Isaac of Easton. He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Lillian Symia, Rita Colver, and Wakeem Isaac.

Dr. Isaac graduated from Easton Catholic High School in 1950. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science before serving in the army. After his honorable discharge, he attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic medicine and received his degree in Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1968. He maintained his surgical practice in Allentown for 44 years. Upon his retirement, his son Dr. Peter Isaac continued the practice his father started.

He enjoyed being physically active by playing golf and going to the fitness center at Brookside Country Club. His greatest enjoyment was reading and studying to become a better physician. The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons designated him a Fellow in recognition of his efforts to advance Osteopathic medicine and surgery.

Dr. Isaac was a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Sienna.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 26, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Prayer of the Incense at 7:30 pm in Morello Funeral Home, 3720 Nicholas Street, Easton, PA (Palmer Twp). An additional calling hour will be held on Tuesday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the funeral home, followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10:30 am in Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4th & Ferry Streets, Easton, PA. Interment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Palmer Twp. In memory of Dr. Isaac, donations may be made to Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 55 South 4th Street, Easton, PA 18042.
Published by Morning Call on Apr. 26, 2021.
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Dr. Isaac was my gym buddy and will be greatly missed. He spent the majority of his cycling time telling me stories about the family and how proud he was of each of them. His smile will be missed. Sending you all love and prayers.
Kristi Smith
Friend
April 28, 2021
With my very heartfelt & deepest sympathy & many prayers Mrs. Isaac, Peter, Ann, & Family.
In Honor & Memory of an amazing surgeon, Army Veteran, & very kind man.
May God Bless & comfort you all as you grieve.
Joan Lockwood Smith
Coworker
April 28, 2021
Dr. Isaac was an outstanding surgeon. I want to send my thoughts and prayers up for the family, thank you for your service. May you Rest In Peace Dr. Isaac.
Kim Oliver
April 27, 2021
I have many fond memories of times in the Isaac household. Dr Isaac always listened attentively to all my stories when I was a little girl. I extend my condolences to Melda and the entire family.
Beth Connelly Morris
Friend
April 27, 2021
Our deepest condolences. Dr. Isaac will be missed by all. Always a smile greeting us when at the Ham Fam diner. God bless his soul. God bless his family. Love, Nick and Helen (from the diner)
Helen and Robert Nicholas
Friend
April 27, 2021
Peter and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a good surgeon and his legacy lives on with you.
Jonathan Shingles
Coworker
April 27, 2021
To the entire Isaac family - keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I had the pleasure of working with Peter and Dr. Isaac at AOMC for many years. My capacity was in the Medical Records department in which he came weekly to do his charts and talk about the love of his life Mary and his children. There were only a few people in this world that could call me “Susie” and he was one of them. God bless this gentle man and his service to the community. Hugs to you all! Sue Karoly Mertz.
Sue Karoly Mertz
Acquaintance
April 26, 2021
Dear Dr. Peter Isaac, Ann, Peter and Anthony.
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Elias. I know you will all miss him but know that one day you all will see each other again. Our thoughts and prayers are with with you always.
Grace and Larry Myers
Friend
April 26, 2021
Badway family (late Abe)
April 26, 2021
Sincere thoughts and prayers to Mary, Son, Peter, and the family. Dr. Isaac was well loved and respected by his peers and patients. He treated his patients with kindness and dedication and made a difference in many people’s lives. May he rest in peace knowing his legacy will continue. Thank you for serving.
John Stevens, D.O.
Coworker
April 26, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to the Isaac family. Great memories of growing up on Lehigh Street. May he rest in eternal peace.

Dave and Loretta (Thomas) Herkalo
Loretta Herkalo
Friend
April 26, 2021
Dr Peter Isaac , I know you were a great source of pride to your Father. I am sorry for your loss-- Sue Kelsey [email protected]
Sue Roth Kelsey
Coworker
April 26, 2021
Doctor,
I did not know you personally, however I would be honored to "Thank You" for your dedicated and honorable Military Service; to OUR Country.
At a later date, we will meet in that "SPECIAL PLACE" which GOD has reserved for ALL of those who have stepped forward; to serve their Country in a Military Uniform.
May ALL of GOD'S blessings, be with your Dear Family!

Sergeant Major (E-9) Larry E. & Mrs. Sheila M. (LaBar) Williams, US Army/ Retired (TN)
Larry E. Williams
Military
April 26, 2021
Sir,
Thank You for Your service to our country.

God Bless You!
God be with your family!

Sincerely,
A Grateful US Citizen
April 26, 2021
Dear Peter,
It's been quite awhile since I've been at Sacred Heart, but I recall how meaningful it was when you and your dad would visit radiology to review imaging studies of your patients. I was impressed with how the two of you exhibited such a respectful exchange of ideas as you approached various clinical challenges. But beyond that, both of you showed a remarkable personal concern for the welfare of those in your care. Nobody was ever just a “gallbladder” or “hernia” on Tower 5. It was a blessing for both of you to have the privilege of working with each other.
May your father's precious soul be blessed and elevated by your families' wonderful memories of him, and may those remembrances be of comfort to all of you.
Sincerely,
Jeff Blinder
Jeffrey Blinder
April 26, 2021
Dear Mary, Peter ,and Annie, sincere condolences in the passing of your amazing husband and father. I fondly remember working with him at AOMC and his warm kind manner. Always pleasant. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Suzette Stravino
Friend
April 26, 2021
Thank you for your service
Sue
April 26, 2021
Thank you for your service to our country.

Rest In Peace.
April 26, 2021
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