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Eli Shaff

September 12, 1935 –
 June 29, 2022


    Chadd Mason
    12 Jul 2022

    A beautiful person and an example to all. Love you Eli! Thank you.

    Marlene and John
    20 Jul 2022

    A loving and kind person. An example for all to follow. Eli you will be missed by each and every life you touched. Rest In Peace. We love you. Hope to see you at the bridge.

    Vern Buck
    25 Jul 2022

    All the things said of Eli in his obit are very true of him. I think of years when we were in high school. Eli would have me and five or so.more guys over to his barn to play pool. Good times with a great friend. The nice people will always be in our thoughts.

    Tom O'Leary
    28 Jul 2022

    Eli was a philosopher and a listener … made him a great manager of people in whatever setting. He saw good in everyone. He is the kind of person that makes one think “I’m glad to have known him”!
    Time erases the hurt but not the memories.
    Rest in peace, Eli.

    Robbie and Larry Robbins
    29 Jul 2022

    A Loving Soul will be missed. Eli shared many good times. Always sunshine in Eli’s eyes and voice. Thank you Elli for sharing your time with us. You inspired your POEM in June 2022. All of us wish to find the peace you have. Love you Forever, Eli.

    Your name means love for the creation
    Our understand of you comes from a faith
    Belief is what you show us
    Forgiveness you always provide
    Loving you lets us know truth

    You are from the book
    We are your lambs
    Lead us follow
    We come with Faith
    Into your guidance
    Loving you lets us know freedom

    Yes your name is Elijah
    And you have fulfilled your promise
    More waits as you know
    You ELI are destined to hold us
    In your arms
    Love you we will

    From your Chariot of life
    We will be your defenders
    For LOVE is our belief

    Jack Becker
    12 Sep 2022

    Eli was a mensch… a person of integrity and honor. We met when he started at Western Electric and remained friends for 63 years. Eli was a natural born manager and proved himself again and again.

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"My Daddy’s service and our family experience at Aria Northwest Highway was truly blessed. Funeral Director Dustin Martin is the kind of person that you would like to see on a more regular basis – but in his industry – you hope to not see him that often. That being said – THANK YOU DUSTIN for your unending kindness, compassion and friendship through the process. Meeting you and discussing Dallas History, Find A Grave and my Dad’s lifelong contributions to the great City of Dallas was simply wonderful! In memory of my dad James A. Dodd, Sr. – I want to personally thank you and let you know that you made everything better in that moment. Your calling to “Be There” is spot on. Aria has a one in a million guy in you! Bling Blinky of TEXAS Shout Out: God Bless You!!"

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