Andrew Elias, age 104, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022.
Andrew was born on December 24, 1917 in New Mexico. He enlisted in the Army, serving in WW2 in the Pacific Theater. He received 7 medals, 2 being Purple Hearts. He married Elodia Hernandez Elias(deceased). To this union two children were born. Dina Elias Bushrod and Abe Elias (Audrey). He leaves 5 grandchildren, Victor Luis Bushrod, Wesley Andrew Bushrod, Julie Elodia Bushrod, Katherine Rogers (Bobby) and Jennifer Elias. Andy has 17 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his second wife, Frances, whom he loved very much.
Any one who knew Andrew knew that he was the most loving father and husband a family could ask for. He is survived by his sister Anita and many nieces and nephews. Andrew had many friends and long time neighbors. He made friends everywhere he visited, His final wish was to have his body donated to science. There will be no memorial services.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hgriversidefuneralhome.com for the Elias family.