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Thomas F. Elias

November 7, 1928 — August 23, 2021

Thomas F. Elias, 92 of Greenwood, IN. passed away August 23, 2021. He was born November 7, 1928 in Uniontown, PA. to the late Peter and Kathryn (Kopchow) Elias.

Tom was a veteran serving in the U.S Army as an MP. He was very proud patriot and was part of the most special generation this country has ever known. He was a graduate of Duquesne University in 1955 with a B.S degree in Pharmacy. Upon graduation he worked for Eli Lilly Co. from 1955 to 1992. While working at Lilly, Tom had a long list of significant contributions to pharmaceutical manufacturing in the United States and around the world . In his free time he was a shooting sports, aviation and military enthusiasts along with leading many family activities. In his retirement, Tom was part of a Veteran's Burial Team. Leading by example, Mr. Elias was the true patriarch of his family and a father figure to those who knew him.

Surviving are; Children, Bob Elias (Diana Goins), Jim Elias (Elizabeth), Katie Cordell (John), Karen Szczepanski (Adam). Grandchildren, Stephany Kiefer (Aaron), Danielle Elias, Anthony Elias, Jack Szczepanski, Charles Szczepanski, Daniel Szczepanski, Nicholas Elias, Mary Elias, Andy Cordell. Great-Grandchildren Sydalee Elias, Zane Kiefer and Finn Kiefer.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife Dolores Elias in 2015 and Brother James Elias.

Visitation will be held Friday August 27, 2021 from 4-8pm at O’Riley Funeral Home 6107 S. East St. Indianapolis IN. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday August 28,2021 at 11am St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 8300 Rahke Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46217. Family is requesting that face masks be worn at visitation at the funeral home and Saturday at St. Barnabas Church. Please visit www.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

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