OBITUARY

George Samuel Elyea

April 24, 1918January 9, 2013

George S. Elyea, 94 of Marshall went to be with his Lord on January 9, 2013. He was born April 24, 1918 in Marengo Township to Charles and Cora (Reagle) Elyea. George graduated from Marshall High School in 1936. He served in the Army in World War II, serving in France and Germany. He was Honorably discharged in 1947. George was a member of the V.F.W. Post #4073.

George spent his working years in the retail food business. In 1936 he went to work for A & P Tea Company in Battle Creek. He worked up to manage stores in Michigan and Indiana. In 1954 he joined Felpausch Food Centers as manager of their second store in Albion. He worked in many management levels and after 25 years he retired in 1979, as Senior Vice President of Operations.

On October 6, 1940 he married Virginia (Zull) Elyea. They raised their children, worshiped together, traveled and played golf. She went to be with her Lord and Savior in 1999, after 59 years of a loving marriage.

George is survived by: Son- Larry (Judy) Elyea of Centerville, VA

Daughter- Jan Elyea of Marshall

Son-in-law- Wayne Bartlett of Shelby

(7) Grandchildren (9) Great Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by a daughter Judy Bartlett, an infant daughter, a sister and four brothers.

George was a very private person and his family was his number one priority. He felt it was his right to choose the manner in which his death arrangements be made. It was his desire to not have a funeral and his interment in private.

Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for Memorial Contributions to Oaklawn Hospice is available at the funeral home.

REMEMBERING

George Samuel Elyea

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January 13, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

January 13, 2013

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF GEORGES PASSING. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. HE WAS A GREAT FREIND AND WORKING WITH HIM WAS GREAT!!! MARVIN CHAMBERLAIN

Margaret Dunn

January 12, 2013

My mother had many fond memories of her first cousin George. Praying for you at this time of loss.

Linda Ballard

January 11, 2013

Jan and family,
I am so sorry to hear that your dad and grandfather passed away. I have fond memories of your parents at family events as I'm sure you do. May those memories help you through this difficult time. Love, Linda

Lucy & Bing Robinson

January 11, 2013

Jan and family, we were so sad to hear of your loss. We all know he did live a very fruitful life and was liked by all.
Keep him in your heart and feel him always.

Doreen Misener-Cook

January 11, 2013

So sorry to hear of Mr.Elyea death. Our prayers are with your family. He was such a kind man.

January 11, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories keep him close to your heart.

Terry and Marilyn Dale