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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On December 23, 2016 @ 8:45 am In Obituary | 7 Comments

In Memorial

John Anthony Julian (PaPa), passed away on December 21, 2016, at his home in Phoenix Arizona. His last days were spent with friends and family. John was an avid outdoorsman, wood carver, musician, Scuba diver, and family man. He was born January 17, 1932 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania as John Antonino Giuliani to immigrant parents. He learned early on that hard work and dedication were required to achieve one’s dreams. He spent his early years in Endicott, New York prior to moving with his family to Burbank, California. An athlete, John played football for St. Mary’s College of California, the U.S. Army and Arizona State University; he was also a body builder (winning many competitions such as Mr. Arizona and Mr. Rocky Mountain States) and a marathon runner. John obtained an undergraduate degree in physical education/history and a Master’s Degree in Education from Arizona State University as well as a Physical Therapy Degree at University of Colorado Medical School. During these studies, John met his future wife Nancy. John and Nancy were co-founders of Physician’s Physical Therapy Services. John is survived by his wife of 58 years (Nancy); his children Gianna (Bradley), Joseph (Amy), Anthony (Belinda), Monica (Scott) and John; his grandchildren Kristina (Luke), Kathleen, Christopher, Megan, Devon, Amanda, Ashley, Toni Lynn, Anthony Jr., Sister Madonna dei Poveri (Giovanna), Joseph, John, Rose and Josephine; great grand-child Addisyn; sister Rita, brother Joseph and loving nieces and nephews. Friends and family will miss his gregarious nature and laughter. Contributions in memory of John may be made in his name to the Christ Child Society of Phoenix.  A Visitation will be held from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., Monday, December 26, 2016 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., in Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at St. Theresa Catholic Parish, 5045 E. Thomas Rd, in Phoenix, with a reception to follow. John’s Interment will be in Wyoming.

Condolences for the family of “JULIAN, JOHN ANTHONY”

Condolence from George & Christine Cox on December 24th, 2016 10:52 am

Our deepest condolences on the loss of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Julian Family. Love, The Cox Family.

Condolence from John McAward on December 24th, 2016 11:06 am

My heart and prayers are with your family during this difficult loss of John. I did some volunteer work under him when he was at Doctors Hospital in Phoenix while I was applying to Physical Therapy school and he was so helpful and supportive of me during that time. I have never forgotten it. I also graduated with Gianna from Gerard in 1978. Blessings to your family.

Condolence from Matt Marino on December 26th, 2016 12:17 pm

My family extends our condolences on the loss of Tony’s great Father John. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Julian Family. Love from the entire Marino Family of Arizona.

Condolence from John & Cindy on December 26th, 2016 3:41 pm

Big John will be missed. Always there to share stories with. Great memories of rides in the corvettes, hunting stories , and visiting the wood carvers museum.

Condolence from Jay Mihulka on December 27th, 2016 1:30 pm

Mihulka family sends our prayers to the Julian family for the loss of a wonderful patriarch. He set a great example of how to raise and lead a family with compassion and love.

Condolence from Jerry Villano on December 27th, 2016 5:53 pm

My family and I send our deepest condolences to the Julians. God Bless My Dearest friend John. I will always remember our wonderful times together. Peace and Love, Jerry

Condolence from Rocky Courchaine on December 29th, 2016 7:00 pm

So sorry for your loss, John will always be in our memories, and you and your family will be in our thoughts.
Vio Courchaine, Rocky Courchaine

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