The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


February 21, 2014

Velma DeJulia

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- — FRANKLIN -- Velma DeJulia of 1107 Otter St., Franklin, entered into the arms of Jesus at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in her residence. She was 74.

Born Nov. 5, 1939, in Philipsburg, Pa., Mrs. DeJulia was a daughter of Joseph and Gaynelle Brown Peters.

Velma attended Penn State University and graduated with an associate’s degree.

She was an avid reader and read 999 books on her Kindle e-reader this past year.

She enjoyed nature and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very easygoing and easy to talk to.

On May 23, 1956, she married Loreto DeJulia; he preceded her in death July 12, 2002.

Surviving are: four children, Tony DeJulia and his partner Nancy Schuster, and Lori Ann DeJulia and her partner Robert Hoffman, all Sharon; John DeJulia and his partner Heather Craig, Sharpsville; and Donna DeJulia and her partner Michelle Finnecy, Oil City.

Also surviving are: eight grandchildren, Tony DeJulia Jr., Cortney DeJulia, Desiree DeJulia, Jason Laverty, David Johnson Jr., Leanna Johnson Saul, Dakota DeJulia and Sierra DeJulia; and eight great-grandchildren.

Additionally she is survived by her best friends since childhood, Sandra “Stickle” Mezaros and Norma “Beanie” Beni; and four very special friends, Wanda DeJulia, Jimmy Johnson, Betty DeJulia and Lisa Marie Garfoli.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two great-grandchildren, three sisters, a brother and her beloved dog, cool hand “Luke.”

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses.


Mrs. Loreto (Velma), 74, of 1107 Otter St., Franklin.

Calling hours and service: No visitation or services.

Arrangements by HUFF FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 312 W. Park St., Franklin.

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