Olean- Elias Eade, Jr., 88, loving and faithful husband, father, and Giddi has passed.
He was a man of great strength and integrity with an unprecedented work ethic. He loved and served his country in the United States Army. He sacrificially loved and provided for his family. Elias was a strong leader who was not afraid to do things “my way” regardless of what other people thought.
He was a graduate of Olean High School and St. Bonaventure University. He was the President of Eade Distributing Co., Inc., Elias was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Maronite Catholic Church. His faith in God was the rock upon which he built his life and raised his family.
Elias was predeceased by his parents, Elias and Domina Eade, Sr., his sister, Margaret Bunk, his son Edward Elias Eade. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 years, Souad, his children; Edward (Michele) Eade, Paul (Lori) Eade, Paula (Terry ) Eade Newcomb, Michele (Steve) Argentieri, Mary (Mark) Alfieri, and Pierre (Amanda) Eade; sixteen grandchildren, Rachel, Sarah, Evan, Taylor, Jocelyn, George, Michael, Silvino, Camille, Francesca, Hannah, Grace, Faith, Elijah, Jordan, and Oliva; his great-grandchildren, London, Hudson, Coss, Quinn, Sage, Everett, Vita, and Violet; his siblings, Mary Bett, Victoria Eddy, Alfred Eade; and several nieces and nephews. Thank you, Eli Eade. As he would say, “That’s it!”
Private mass will be at St. Joseph’s Maronite Church and burial at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, will be for immediate family members
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Maronite Catholic Church, 1102 Walnut Street, Olean, NY 14760.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at www.guentherfh.com.
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