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Elijah Joborju Tarpeh
Sunrise: May 1, 1958
Sunset: August 13, 2017

It is with profound sadness that the Tarpeh family announces the sudden passing of Elijah J. Tarpeh. He was the beloved director of Innovative Education Liberia (IEL) and former national president of the Sinoe County Association in the Americas (SCAA). Elijah passed away unexpectedly on August 13, 2017. The loss is enormous for family, friends, and the IEL team. Elijah was the pillar in his family and a father figure to countless nieces and nephews.

Elijah’s memory and legacy will be cherished by his wife, Diana Fitzgerald; children, Presley J. Tarpeh and Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis (Maurice A. Ellis); granddaughter, Saniyah S. Tarpeh; siblings, Lucy Freeman, John Tarpeh (Gmasnoh Tarpeh), and Agnes Dancause; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Elijah was preceded in death by his parents Joseph K. Tarpeh and Anna Snohdoe, his sister Susannah Tarpeh, and his niece Drusilla Armah (Tarpeh).

The Tarpeh family has requested that gifts in Elijah's honor be donated to IEL:

To contribute to the slideshow of memories, please email pictures of Elijah to by Thursday, August 24th.
Funeral Arrangements

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Donald Jordan Memorial Chapel:

***If possible, please wear green and/or white to the funeral and repast to represent Elijah’s homeland of Sinoe County, Liberia***





Saturday, August 26, 2017



Allen Temple AME Church
7030 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237

Saturday, August 26, 2017


Funeral Service

Allen Temple AME Church
7030 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Following service


Woodward High School
7005 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237

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