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John J. Julius

March 30, 1927 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 95)

Obituary

John J. Julius

DOVER – John J. Julius, 95, entered into rest at 2:14 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Misericordia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in York.  He was the loving husband of Louise (Hemmel) Julius.  The couple celebrated 53 years of marriage on January 17, 2022.

Born March 30, 1927 in Washington Township, John was a son of the late Rufus M. and Mabel (Harlacker) Julius.

He graduated from East Berlin High School; then trained in respiratory therapy at the University of Pennsylvania hospital in Philadelphia and later furthered his education at the University of New Hampshire receiving his bachelor’s degree. 

John served his country for two years as a conscientious objector at Norristown State Hospital helping mental health patients.  Following World War II, he volunteered as a Seagoing Cowboy, delivering cattle and horses to Greece and Poland.  

John retired in July of 1991 after 31 years as Director of Respiratory Therapy at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. He was past president of the American Association for Respiratory Care and also served on the board for a number of years. John also served in leadership capacity in the Connecticut state chapter of AARC. John returned home to Dover in 1992 where he enjoyed maintaining the farm he grew up on and he was also an avid antique clock collector.

He was a member of Bermudian Church in East Berlin where he was very active in his younger years and held various positions.

In addition to his wife, Louise, John is survived by a son, Scott Julius and wife, Karina of Old Saybrook, CT; a daughter, Jane Julius of Wallingford, CT; two grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Julius; two brothers, Glenn Julius and Donald Julius, both of Dover; and several nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Naomi Julius Houseal; and two brothers, William and Paul Julius.

Following cremation, relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the service to celebrate John's life at 4 p.m. and the visitation from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Bermudian Church, 279 Bermudian Church Road, East Berlin.  Interment will follow in Bermudian Church of the Brethren Cemetery.  Officiating will be his former pastor, Larry Dentler.  Emig Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Dover, is serving his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bermudian Church or Word Partners ministry at 12575 Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 24, 2022

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bermudian Church
279 Bermudian Church Rd.
East Berlin, PA 17316

Celebration of Life
Saturday
September 24, 2022

4:00 PM
Bermudian Church
279 Bermudian Church Rd.
East Berlin, PA 17316

Donations

Bermudian Church
279 Bermudian Church Rd., East Berlin PA 17316

Word Partners ministry
12575 Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights IL 60463

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