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Andrew Elias, 58 of Streator passed away Monday (May 4, 2020) at his home.
Following cremation a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with a private burial in the St. Stephen’s Cemetery.
The Winterrowd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Andrew was born on November 19, 1961 in Streator to Bernard and Catherine (Lukach) Elias.
Surviving are children; Michael Elias of Normal, Camden Elias of Streator, Ronald Rathbun Jr, Ryan Rathbun and Kurtis Rathbun all of Streator, sisters; Mary (Patrick) Crofts of Tulsa, OK, Linda (Russell) Young of Melbourne, Australia, Michael (Lisa) Elias of Clinton Twp, MI, BJ Elias of Hampton, GA, step-siblings; Michael (Kate) Murphy of Chicago, Siobhan (Kevin) Elias of Streator, Thomas (Shawn) Murphy of St. Charles and Marty (Mary) Murphy of St. Charles, step-mother Joan (Mel) Treschak of Streator and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and step-father Merle Schomas.
Andrew graduated from Woodland High School in 1979. He was employed at Owens Illinois Glass and was affiliated with Grace Community Church. Andrew enjoyed woodworking and loved sports and enjoyed watching his teams the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Raiders.
Memorials may be made to his family.
Hope you see this bro!! Your missed more than you believe!! Been too long since you made me laugh. This hurts and you know it does!!
Jamie May 20 2020 12:00 AM
Andy and I worked together at Owen's and one day he was behind me coming in the door...I turned around and said oh shoot, I forgot my apron.....but I meant, hair net..(which that was a cookie factory memory) But...we laughed so hard about it and ever since I said that he would say...hey, dont forget your apron. Haha. He was pretty funny. I'm going to miss Andy. Work wont be the same without him. RIP buddy!
Amanda Gray May 12 2020 12:00 AM
So jamie sent me this picture of us, and I cried and laughed..if thats even possible right now. You always made me laugh even when I was mad we had so many fun times hanging out. You loved to show off your most recent pictures of your boys, even the ones when they were younger..def some handsome boys just like their dad and just for a laugh, it took me a hundred times to get this pic of jamie and Craig, because well u know James this was at the same Christmas party we had outside of work. You were always so proud of your garden and you were the best cook!!! You are going to be missed terribly rip Andy Im gonna add the last photo for you to laugh at, in the comments!!
Kammy lowe May 10 2020 12:00 AM
My favorite uncle, I miss you so much. Ill never forget the time that you guys came to Michigan to visit and we had a huge snow storm. I was whining about needing to go get some sort of makeup and cigarettes. My dad wouldnt let me go because he said my car would get stuck and I was mad. So you took me to CVS to get what I needed. Then we stopped At Freddys, a bar near my house. We had a drink together and talked a lot. You shared some great stories about the past!!! I will never forget this time we had together as well as all of the other times. And I will never forget you, dearest Fave. I love you!!!
Elizabeth Elias May 9 2020 12:00 AM
To my close friend, you will be missed more then words can describe! Had lots of laughs and lots of good times, between sox games, shoot hoops, grilling or jst sitn around listening to sox games or talking about thngs in general.. i will miss you and think of you always!!! Until we meet again my brother!!! Take care and make everyone laugh up there
Jamie May 8 2020 12:00 AM
To my buddy Andy....Sure going to miss you and the good times. Always had lots of laughs. Life can be unfair at times and i guess this is one of those times. Rest easy bud and we will always remember you. RIP
Ryan May 8 2020 12:00 AM
My baby brother Andrew was the one who always made me smile. He never forgot to end a conversation with a great quote from our Dad, Sody Elias, He loved his sons very much and always talked about how proud he was of them. God rest your soul little brother.
Mary May 8 2020 12:00 AM
My little brother Andy. I will really miss our long 2-3hour phone calls and our love of the Chicago White Sox. Everytime I watch a game I hold the White Sock you sent to me for the win on 2005. I'm so glad you were able to see that wonderful victory. My heart is with you little brother. Linda
Linda May 8 2020 12:00 AM