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Ielita Daba

February 2, 1926 January 28, 2017
Ielita Daba
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Obituary for Ielita Daba

Ielita Daba of Oak Park died January 28, 2017. She was 90 years old. Ielita was born on February 2, 1926, in Beba-Veche, Romania to American parents on vacation in Romania, Euphemia “Fema” (nee Ardelean) and Gheorghe Damian.

Ielita came to America when she was just eight months old. When she was four and a half she went back to Romania. It was in Romania where she received her education and lived until WWII. In 1946, after the war, she moved back to the United States. She arrived in New York on December 15, 1946.

It was after she moved back to the United States that she met the love of her life, George Daba. The two got married on September 30, 1948. It was a very good marriage that spanned 53 years. They had two daughters together- Jeanette and Delia. Their daughters made them very proud.

Ielita was a devout member of St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral. She loved her church. She was Vice President of the ladies auxiliary for five years and President for seven. She was also on the ARFORA board for two years, a member at large of St. Paraschiva for six years, and the President of the Senior Members Association for 15 years. Ielita loved everybody.

She now asks for your forgiveness, not to forget her, and to please pray for her.

Ielita is survived by her loving daughters, Jeanette (Paul) Hildreth and Delia Daba. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Rebekah (Andy) Humphreys and Rachael Hildreth and her nephew, Eugene Raica. Ielita was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George, and her grandson, Nathaniel Hildreth.

A Funeral Service will be held at St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, 18405 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield, Wednesday 10am. Friends may visit at church Tuesday 4-8pm. Saracusta 7pm.

Burial will take place in St. Mary Cemetery at The Vatra in Grass Lake, Michigan.

As much as she loved flowers, she loved the church more. Memorials appreciated to St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral.

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