Adeliha Markowitz-Droz, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, hero, died peacefully in her sleep at home. At 55 years old, she was brought to Heaven, accompanied by angels and reunited with her mother.
When moving to the United States, just before giving birth to her first-born son, Chad, Adeliha was entrepreneurial and created a brand for herself by making and selling curry pies in the apartment complex where she lived. She gained a reputation for having the most delicious and unique savory pies.
After her first marriage ended, Adeliha always made sure to take care of her son. She sold pies, worked at car dealerships, dropped off and picked up her son from school, was an involved parent at the school, and the list goes on.
In 1996, Adeliha met William Droz. They dated for years in California and were married in 2000. During their early years, times were difficult financially, but Adeliha was always provided a safe environment where her child was raised. She provided the best birthday parties, sleepovers, was the “cool parent”, and had the respect of the other parents as well.
Adeliha met and worked with some of the top chefs in the culinary field, including Gordon Ramsy. She created Delia’s Delights, her company for curry pies, worked very closely with the head chef for the Los Angeles Kings and Lakers, and had many offers for her incredible sauces, including one from Heinz.
In 2006, Adeliha gave birth to David Droz, an unexpected and somewhat miracle birth. After years of trying to conceive, God blessed William and Adeliha with a son. While the timing was not perfect, they provided David with a life that others could envy.
Moving forward in time, the family moved to Fishers, Indiana, where Adeliha instilled her strong will and fighting strength in her two children. David is a top student and is now beginning pilot school so he can one day become a pilot. Chad has grown to be a Senior Manager at a top consulting company. Both children’s accomplishments could not have happened without her.
With Adeliha’s loving and compassionate personality towards all living creatures, she was truly a depiction of a saint. While she was never a fan of animals before, she fell in love with them once she met Yoda, the first dog that Chad brought home. Since then, Adeliha rescued two other dogs, was the first to raise her hand to pet-sit, and could never turn her head from a living creature in need.
She has brought so many into her home with open arms and made everyone feel like family. She has been a mother to Sam, Chad’s husband, and never let anyone she knew go hungry. Adeliha started a home business making cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods. In the process, she showed Fishers and the broader Indianapolis area her culinary skills and her creativity as she cared for those around her. As she always said: “What I make is only delicious because I make it with love.” Her care for others always surpassed her ambition as a business owner. She made pastries, cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods for those she cared about. Just because of her big heart and loving and caring nature, she would have to be begged to take money for her work sometimes. She was a positive influence to her children and those around her – traits rarely found in today’s society.
She offered a loving and compassionate hand, and demonstrated what a good parent, wife, sister, daughter, and friend looks like.
Adeliha will be missed, always loved, and never forgotten.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, June 30, from 12 noon to 2 pm, with a Service following at 2 pm, at Flanner Buchanan – Oaklawn, 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
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