Tsaftarides, Elijah C.

May 2, 2002 - June 23, 2021

With heavy hearts, the Tsaftarides family regrets to announce the passing of our loved one Elijah Tsaftarides. He was a joy from birth, that filled our home with love. He was Born May 2, 2002 in Grandforks, North Dakota and passed on June 23, 2021 in Humble, Texas.

May he find rest in the lords arms. His kind heartedness, quirky humor, calm presence and warm smiles, will be deeply missed. Elijah is survived by his Father: Miltiadis Tsaftarides, Mother: Geraldine Tsaftarides, younger brother Aaron Tsaftarides (Paternal grandparents) Grandfather: Christos and Saadia tsaftarides, Grandmother: Mila sue Walker (Maternal grandparents)  Grandfather: Eduardo Salzano, Grandmother: Neldia Salzano, 3 Uncles and 3 Aunts. 

Service Information

There will be a Visitation for Elijah on Friday, July 2nd, at Darst Funeral Home from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

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3 replies on “Tsaftarides, Elijah C.”

Karen S Dunlap says:

Dearest Tsaftarides Family, I send my deepest condolences on the loss of Elijah. Trust and BELIEVE that his life was not lived in vain. His imprint on this world is permanent. May God walk with you each day through this journey and provide your hearts with a peace beyond your understanding.

The Dash

the poem by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.

To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?

Jenny Kottas says:

Our deepest sympathies to your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and his memory be a eternal.

Patrick Bandolo Hall says:

Elijah was a great person, and a even greater friend. He was an amazing kid and it pains me to see him go so soon.

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