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Obiamaka Eke

Dr. Fidelis Obiora Eke

May 07, 1944 - December 09, 2020

This GatheringUs memorial website celebrates the life of Dr. Fidelis Obiora Eke. We invite you to contribute to this lasting memorial by sharing your stories, photos and memories here as we know they will bring us great comfort.

Dr. Fidelis Obiora Eke, age 76, of Gold River, California passed away on December 9, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.Fidelis was born on May 7, 1944 in Oghe, Nigeria. He spent his early years in Northern Nigeria before moving to Lagos, Nigeria for elementary and high school. He attended St. Gregory’s College...  see more
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  • Rocco Tellier
    Another year, my friend!!!

    John 16:22 “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”
  • Rocco Tellier
    My good friend Fidelis, it has been one year since you have passed. I still think of you often and miss seeing you every Sunday morning. I pray all your lovely family is doing well.

    Quote from John 5:24
    "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    From Rob Azode:

    I had the opportunity to talk to Prof a couple of times over the years through his connection to my father, whom he considered a very good friend and brother, from their time in Lovanium. He would call to check on me on almost every...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    From Clive & Arlene Pole:

    We would like to pay our respects to our dear friend Dr. Fidelis Eke and to express our condolences to his wonderful wife, Dr. Estelle Eke, and his family.

    I met Fidelis while attending Tuskegee University. He played a...  more
  • Valeria LaSaponara
    I am a colleague from UC Davis.
    I thought the memorial was beautifully organized. Lot of grief, but also witnessing Fidelis' kindness and selflessness, his impact on others (that he would never take credit for), in the service, shared memories on videos...  more
  • Justina Okeke
    Fidelis was a dear friend to our family. He was always very kind and helpful to us. His gentle spirit was a calming and reassuring force and he will be greatly missed.

    We first met him in Tuskegee, Alabama where he and my late husband were both...  more
  • phillip adams
    I didn’t know him well but, when we spoke he was an incredibly kind and intelligent man. He raised a daughter who is just as kind and graceful who I get to call my sister in law. He will be missed
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    From Olubunmi Ashaolu:

    Professor Eke, as you were fondly called by members of my family, you related with me exactly like one would to a younger sister of the same parents. You were a model and epitome of the love of Christ to each member of my family...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    From Hyacinth & Lydia Anyaso:

    Bro Fide, it hurts to realize that you are gone. You were a friend and a brother as we fondly called you.
    You lived and left a life legacy of love. We recall that taking Estelle for a European tour upon retirement was on...  more
  • Olubunmi Ashaolu
    Professor Eke, as you were fondly called by members of my family, you related with me exactly like one would to a younger sister of the same parents. You were a model and epitome of the love of Christ to each member of my family and other people around...  more
  • Eula Anyiwo
    I have tried multiple times to write this message and each time I abandoned it due to being overcome with sadness. Today, I am braving up and hope to get through with it. To say that I am saddened about Fidelis’ passing is an understatement. I have...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    From Frances Rivers:

    I remember Fideles being such a nice man. He would give me rides home from church when I didn't have one, and he would always greet me and everyone with a smile. I will always remember and miss him, and I send lots of prayers to his family.
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    From Joanna Groza:

    Fidelis and I were hired by UCD at the same time in 1990. This first step made us to be closer together, and to know him better. He was a good friend, always ready to share something useful to make us be tenured at Davis. His...  more
  • James Ogbonna
    It is with sadness that I write this about a great friend and an exceptional man who lost his life to cancer. A cancer he fought with dignity and courage over the last 4 years. Despite the toll this disease took on him he took each day with stride and...  more
  • Florence Ndubuisi
    My family and I are overwhelmed with grief. Dr. Eke was a compassionate kind hearted man He has been instrumental to my children and I .
    He will be greatly missed. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to Dr. Estelle Eke and her children.

    -Ugo Ndubuisi
  • Raymond and Yvonne Johnson
    Fidelis was such a loving and cheerful person to be around even when he fell ill. We will miss him very much. Estelle, our prayers are with you and your children. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
  • Cecilia Ngozi  Ojingwa
    It is with great sadness that I write this memorial of Fidelis. He was a good friend - kind, thoughtful, full of positive attitude and quiet humor. I never knew what I did to deserve his love and friendship but I always felt honored and appreciated by...  more
  • Kristin Pfanku
    I want to send my deepest sympathies to the Eke family on the passing of Fidelis. I was friends with Fidelis for 25 years. We met when we were both members of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, and worked together in the late 90's and early 2000's. When I...  more
  • Tanya Blackburn-Mack
    First, I give honor to you, Dr. Estelle Eke for your heroic efforts and love for your husband, Dr. Fidelis Eke. You stood by his side, he never revealed much of his sufferings. I salute you. He was my mentor, as you joked, my dad and dear friend since...  more
  • Cynthia Valls
    As Fidelis' neighbors we will miss his smiling face & friendly conversation. Our hearts go out to you Estelle, Obi, Ugo & Chika as you have lost such a wonderful man in your lives.
  • Joseph Etude
    I knew prof. Over a decade ago.  Prof. was like a father to me since I found out his Town Oyofo Oghe in Ezagu Local government area of Enugu State is close to my own Town Okpogho. Ever since then I  was close to him and his wonderful family, the wife...  more
  • lilian Obiesie
    Uncle obi as we fondly call him, my late father, Late Mr. Charles Obiesie has never stopped talking about your good deeds.... You were the hope of many, especially here in Africa. Most families will take time to heal and get over your death! Was hoping...  more
  • Christian Okeke
    My wife Tina and our entire family are very deeply saddened to learn of the death of a very dear brother and good friend - Professor Dr. Fidelis Obiora Eke. Our first contact with Professor Eke during a wedding ceremony we attended in Sacramento over a...  more
  • Bo Fu
    I am very sad. Professor Eke was my Ph.D. advisor, as well as my mentor for life. I am very fortunate to have met him in my life on this earth, and in his actions, he has shown me what is kind and love. It was his guidance, patience, and encouragement...  more
  • Chris Nwakobi
    Professor, Dr. Sir (Knight) - Fidelis Eke
    My brother from another mother. We called each other Nwokem ( that is Igbo word for ‘my man’).

    Fidelis was a great friend and like a brother to me and my family for over 30 years. He was uncle Fidelis to my...  more
  • Rocco Tellier
    We are all deeply sorry about the loss of our good friend and fellow Knight Fidelis who will be greatly missed. There are no words to describe the deep sorry, but Fidelis will be remembered in many positive ways with his big smile, big heart, and always...  more
  • Frederick Klose
    I was shocked and saddened to learn of Fidelis' death. He was one of the kindest and most honorable men I have known. I worked closely with him when he was Grand Knight, and I was always amazed at the tireless effort he put in to that job. I am still...  more