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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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Elocadio Urias

Elocadio Urias

Monday, December 9th, 1929 Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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Obituary for Elocadio Rojas Urias Sr.

Elocadio Rojas Urias, Sr., 89, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Berkeley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born on December 9, 1929 in Three Rivers, TX, he was the son of the late Jose and Sara Rojas Urias. He proudly served for 24 years in the U.S. Air Force as air traffic controller, retiring in 1971 at the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Following military service, he worked at Mack Truck for 10 years and then for many years at Shenandoah Health as a translator and driver.

Elocadio was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Inwood, and a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg, where he assisted with the Spanish language ministry. He was an affiliate of the Daughters of Charity. He enjoyed camping and fishing with his family, and was a devoted Baltimore Orioles fan.

He is survived by seven children, Sara Martin (Gary-deceased), Lucky Urias, Joe Urias (Carla-deceased), Debbie Albright (Ronnie), John Urias (Mary), Cindy Lewis (Kevin), and Sue Mumaw (Tim). Also surviving twenty-five grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren and six siblings. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

Elocadio was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Ada Magdeline Urias on February 20, 2019. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 5 siblings and one great grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Leo Catholic Church at 2109 Sulphur Springs Rd., Inwood, WV, Rev. Father Alfred Obiudu, celebrant. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Daughters of Charity, In Memory of Elocadio Urias at 4330 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63108-2622.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Leo Catholic Church
    2109 Sulphur Springs Road
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    Saturday, April 27th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. Leo Catholic Church
    2109 Sulphur Springs Road
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    Saturday, April 27th, 2019
    Father Alfred Obiudu
  • Interment

    Pleasant View Memory Gardens
    2938 Charles Town Road
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Vicki Sullivan

Debbie and Ronnie,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this dfficult time

Vicki Sullivan
Comment | Posted at 06:52pm via Condolence


To the family and friends of Mr. Urias, please accept my sincere condolences. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort (2nd Corinthians 1:3,4) be with you at this tragic time. (Revelation 21:4, Acts 24:15.)
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My sincere sympathies to the Urias family.
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May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Elocadio Rojas Urias, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
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and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Elocadio Rojas Urias, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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Sue Mumaw

Thank you. That was beautiful
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