Official Obituary of

Elizabeth A. Ensanian

October 16, 1923 ~ November 16, 2022 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Elizabeth Ensanian Obituary

Eldred- Elizabeth A. Ensanian, 99, of Edson Street passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of November 16th, 2022. She was the loving wife of the late Professor Minas Ensanian.
She was born in Berlin, Germany, on October 16, 1923, and lived to be 99 years of age. 
Elizabeth survived the Allied Bombing of Dresden and met her future husband after the war.  She was the first German citizen granted permission by General Eisenhauer's staff to marry a U.S. Army soldier.  As Minas was a combat member of the 82nd Airborne Division, her wedding dress was made of parachute silk. 
Elizabeth raised and is survived by 4 children. She has numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call Tuesday (November 22, 2022) at the Duke Center United Methodist Church from 1pm to 2pm at which time funeral services will be held, with Rev. Beth Rosler officiating.  Burial will be in the Ensanian Family Cemetery, Eldred, Pa.
Donations may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church.
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November 22, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Duke Center United Methodist Church
26 Oil Valley Rd.
Duke Center, Pennsylvania 16729

Funeral Service
November 22, 2022

2:00 PM
Duke Center United Methodist Church
26 Oil Valley Rd.
Duke Center, Pennsylvania 16729


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