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Obituary of Elias J. Philiposian
Elias J. Philiposian, age 83 of Collingdale, passed away peacefully at home on November 17th, 2022.
Elias was born and raised in Palestine. His family then moved to Lebanon in 1948 where he continued to live for over 10 years, making fond memories throughout his childhood. On June 8th, 1959, along with his sister Laila, Elias migrated to the United States, making residence in Philadelphia. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving just under 2 years in Fort Carson, Colorado before returning to the Philadelphia area. Shortly after returning home from service, Elias met his sweetheart Darlene, and quickly married on November 19th, 1966. Together they moved to Collingdale, Elias worked as a machinist for many years for Clifton Plastics, as well as installed vinyl flooring to support his growing family. Elias and Darlene had 4 children who they raised in Collingdale. Later in life, Elias worked as a driver for Community Transit, driving special needs individuals, before his retirement. Elias enjoyed flea markets, antiques, wood working, photography, and spending time with family. He loved reminiscing on his childhood in Lebanon, especially the cedar trees. Elias spoke French, Arabic, and English, collected stamps and coins, and loved the beach and the ocean, because it always reminded him of the Mediterranean.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife Darlene Philiposian, Elias and Darlene are now reunited and celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary together on Nov 19th. He is also predeceased by his parents Olga and Joseph Philiposian, and siblings Vahan Philiposian and Laurice (Wadie) Barakat.
Survivors: Loving father of Joyce (Robert) Craig, Nicholas (Charlene) Philiposian, Dominic Philiposian, and Anita (Kenny) Murphy, cherished grandfather of Jamie, Lindsey, Josiah (Katie), Benjamin, and Rachael, dear brother of Laila (the late Michael) Dogum, Rudy (the late Lucia) Philiposian, Tony, Mickey(Ann), and Paul (Karen) Philiposian, brother in law of Nadia Philiposian, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service and military honors will be held for family and relatives at 7:30PM on Tuesday 11/22 at McCausland Garrity Marchesani Funeral Home, 343 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden PA
Visitation for family and relatives will be from 6-7:30 on Tuesday prior to the service
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to the charity of your choosing.
343 S. Chester Pike
Glenolden, PA 19036
Phone: (610) 583-0148