Judith Ann Elias

July 22, 1940January 10, 2021

Judith Ann Elias, age 80, died in her Dayton home surrounded by family on January 10, 2021. Judith (Judy) was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 22, 1940, the daughter of Rev. Roland and Irene Schwarz, who preceded her in death. A graduate of Patterson Co-op, student at the University of Dayton and Sinclair College, she was an active pianist for the men’s glee club and a devout member of the New Apostolic Church, where her father led worship and she played the organ. Judy met her husband, Dr. Karl Elias, in the camera department of Rike’s in 1958. They married in 1962. She is survived by their two children, Brian Elias, Esq. (Amanda) and Karla Roberts (Jason), grandchildren Brandon Elias (Charlie), Justin Elias, brother Roland Schwarz OD (Linda), nephews David Schwarz, MD (Rebecca) and Matthew Schwarz, and sister in law Deanna Elias Close, Esq., RN (Stephen). She enjoyed working side by side with her husband as co-manager in his dental practice and was a charter member of the Delphian Society, member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Dayton Twigs, and the Women’s Auxiliary to the Dayton Dental Society. She also volunteered at Hospice of Dayton and the Miami Valley Hospital. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed spending time with her family, entertaining friends at her homes in Dayton and Stowe, Vermont, cooking, sailing, water sports, traveling, and supporting the local arts, music, and theatre. Private services will be held at a later date. Donations may be sent to Hospice of Dayton or the American Heart Association. Donations may be sent to Hospice of Dayton or the American Heart Association. Online Condolences can be sent to


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Judith Elias

January 18, 2021

To the family
Our deepest sympathy to all.

Norma & Dick Jones

Jay Hanseman

January 18, 2021

Karl and Family,

Judy has been such a great friend to our family and to my parents. I still have the keepsake box that you and Judy gifted to me for my high school graduation and the table bowl for our wedding. Every time I look at them I am reminded of Judy and your family. Her warmth and spirit will always be felt.

Love Jay and Anne Hanseman

Donna Wolf

January 16, 2021

Karl and Family, Dick and I extend our love and prayers to you at this sad time. We have many happy memories of Judy. Our special time in New York to see Phantom of the Opera was the first time we met you. Although many months may have passed before Judy and I would see each other at the hair salon we would be able to "catch up" quickly with lots of laughter. I will miss that. She was a lovely lady. Blessings, Richard and Donna Wolf