OBITUARY

Ilia Marko

May 18, 1971January 2, 2021
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It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of Ilia Marko, age 49, of Livonia, MI on January 2, 2021. He was born on May 18, 1971 in Albania. He leaves behind his loving wife, Anila Pjeshkazini and two sons, Pirro Marko and Daniel Marko. He was the beloved son of Thanasi and Sterjulla. He is survived by his mother, brother and sisters.

Ilia had a kind, caring heart and was friendly with everyone, even strangers. When things got stressful, he would often tell a joke and say “You have to keep laughing.” He always had a big smile on his face and his big laughter will be profoundly missed, yet always remembered. He studied Architecture in Bucharest, Romania. Ilia moved to the US in 2000 with the dream of being a successful Architect and he did just that with Serra-Marko & Associates, Inc. Architecture was his passion and he worked hard to achieve his dreams, build and expand the company to new levels. He was very detail orientated, always pushed himself and encouraged others to do better. Ilia was extremely dedicated to sharing his knowledge and providing guidance to create a great project.

He loved his family above everything and could always be heard sharing stories of his sons’ accomplishments, conversations with his wife, whom he called his best friend, or fond memories from time spent with his many family members overseas. He dreamed of spending his summers in his new vacation house or in Greece surrounded by his siblings and cousins.

A eulogy for Ilia will be delivered on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 8:30 am at Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Livonia. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Westland with a funeral service at 11:00 am. A burial procession to Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia will follow the service. If you are unable to attend and wish to view the live stream, please scroll down to the scheduled services section below and click on the links to join at the times for the eulogy, funeral service and burial.

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Services

  • Eulogy at Funeral Home

    Friday, January 8, 2021

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  • Visitation at Church

    Friday, January 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service at Church

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  • Burial

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Domenico Moceri

January 12, 2021

Ilia was one of my closest friends. He is terribly missed. We had many breakfasts and lunches together and had regular phone calls, just to touch base. I send me sincere condolences to Anila, Perro and Daniel.
Love
Domenico

Constantine Kouros

January 12, 2021

My condolences to the family.

It was a huge loss of cousin Ilia. Will be always unforgettable, a good man, good husband and good father.

We will miss you Ilia.

Rest In Peace up in Paradise!

Constantine Kouros

Kyle and Linda Hollman

January 9, 2021

We enjoyed having Ilia and family as our neighbors on Chestnut Circle. We appreciated how he was willing to meet with our high school daughter who was considering becoming an architect. We pray for God's healing and comfort for his family.

Victor Alexandru Vintilescu

January 9, 2021

This is very sad. Ilia was a really nice guy, always happy and helpful. He was a good man, passionate about his work and a good friend and colleague. I am happy our lives intersected at some point, and I got to know him and learned about a different part of the world through him, and I am also very sad he had to stop now. I'll always remember him.

Vasil Lambro Marko

January 9, 2021

Ngushellime familjes. U prekem shume nga humbja e nipit tone Ilia. Te rroni ta kujtoni. U prefte ne parajse.

Sajmir Luniku

January 8, 2021

Ngushellimet me te sinqerta nga Sajmir , Emin , Fatbardha dhe Gentjan Luniku. Kusherira e dashur e di qe po kaloni momente shume te veshtira. Nuk ka ngushellim te mjaftueshem per keto momente te veshtira. Por ILIA do te jete gjithmone prane zemrave tona , ai do te jete gjithmone aty prane jush , ne çdo moment te jetes tuaj te perditshme , ne çdo moment te veshtire ai do jete aty prane jush . Prezenca e tij do te jete gjithmone prane nesh dhe familles te tij dashur. Une nuk e kam njohur por kur pashe foton pashe nje njeri kaq te embel dhe te dashur. Zoti ka nevoje per njerez kaq te mire. ILIA ti do te jesh gjithmone prane nesh.

Ziso Marko

January 8, 2021

Ngushellime familjes per humbjen e madhe! U prehte ne paqe!

Agron Rexho

January 8, 2021

Anila,Pirro, Daniel,Eli dhe Jorgjin ngushullimet me te thella pir humbjen e Ilias,te roni vete dhe gjith te dashurit .Perqofime Agroni Donika.

Fatos Rexho

January 8, 2021

Ngushellime per Ilian,qofte i paharruar!
Te rroni e ta kujtoni !
Fatos Rexho

Moisi Pjeshkazini

January 8, 2021

E dashur Anila,
U trishtuam pa masë për largimin e parakohshëm të Ilias.
Zoti qoftë me ty dhe familjen tënde! Lutemi për shpirtin e tij të ndrijë pranë Perëndisë!🙏🙏
Ngushëllime të ndjera!
Teta Lida & xhaxhi Moisiu

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