United States Air Force
During World War II, Elias participated in aerial flights as a member of a combat crew in a B-29. While in combat, his plane was shot into the Pacific and the remaining crew was rescued by a submarine.
After the war he attended New York University and received a Masters of Electrical Engineering degree and then taught engineering at NYU for 17 years.
In 1968, he began work at the National Science Foundation and in 1985, was elected to the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. He retired in 1990 and had three enjoyable years before being diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 17, 10 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.
Family will be observing Shiva at the late
residence starting Thursday through Sunday evening, October 20. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital
Area Chapter, 11240 Waples Mill Rd., Suite 402, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Posted: 22 December 2002