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Elena Ispas

March 24, 1937 — December 4, 2020


Elena Ispas, 83, of Uniontown, Ohio passed away unexpectedly, Friday, December 4, 2020.  She was born in Romania on March 24, 1937, to the late Stoian and Ioana Citu Ispas.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Anna Timofre.

She is survived by her brother of Texas, Constantin Ispas and his family; and many other family members and friends.

Exploring the extraordinary, she worked an engineer, for NASA in Cleveland and enjoyed working in her beautiful flower garden.

Escaping from Romanian in 1968, she hid herself in a wooden box until she reached Italy and from there came to America.  Elena, as many immigrants, dreamed of a much better life in America.  Arriving in New York, her dream now fulfilled, overwhelmed her with a complete feeling of freedom and a new found life. She could not hold back her tears of joy.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 pm on Thursday, December 10, 2020, followed by the service for Elena at 2:30 pm, Hecker-Patron Funeral Home, 13151 Cleveland Ave., NW, Uniontown.  Father Palanceanu presiding.  Interment will follow at Uniontown Greenlawn Cemetery.

As it is always first and foremost, the safety of the families we serve, our staff, and our community, everyone attending visitation and the service for Elena must wear a face mask or covering and please observe the social distancing guidelines mandated by state and local authorities and the NFDA.

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

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