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Services for Charles Elias, who operated Elias' Flavor Town, an ice cream parlor, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. George's Eastern Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, with prayers at 9:15 in Otto Redanz LaSalle Park Chapel, 2215 Military Road, Town of Niagara.

Elias, 78, of 70th Street, died Tuesday (March 28, 1995) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Norwood, Mass., he was an Army Infantry veteran of World War II and earned the Bronze Star.

He and his wife, the former Catherine Mokhiber, moved to Niagara Falls in 1952 and owned and operated the former Red & White Food Store on Pine Avenue for several years.

During the 1960s, he was a salesman for Wilson Meat Co., then operated Elias' Flavor Town on 18th Street and Linwood Avenue.

He also was a salesman with the former Chrysler Plymouth dealership at 66th Street and Pine Avenue. He also worked for the former Del-Ton Buick Dealership, now Skill Buick, in the City of Tonawanda until he retired in 1984.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Patricia C. Chown; three brothers, George of Norwood, Michael of El Paso, Texas, and Louis of Hallandale, Fla.; a sister, Regina DiCicco of Norwood; and two grandchildren.


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