Elias Fife, Leader of American Technion Society, Dead; Was 77

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Elias Fife, vice-president of the American Technion Society and chairman of its finance committee, who died yesterday at the age of 77.

Chairman of the board of Standard Motor Products Inc.; which he founded in 1919, he was a founder of the Technion Society and served for nearly 20 years as a member of its board of directors. A frequent visitor to Israel, Mr. Fife was active in the United Jewish Appeal, a member of the UJA board of directors and a trustee of the Israel Bond Organization.

Mr. Fife, who also was active in the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, was born in Russia and attended school there before coming to the United States soon after 1900. He was graduated from the New York Law school.

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