Eternal Memory: Matushka Catherine Jula

JOHNSTOWN, PA -  With great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces that  Matushka Catherine Jula  reposed in the Lord on Monday, August 7. 2017. 

Matushka Catherine Jula (Jugan), age 83, was the beloved wife of the late V. Rev. Dr. Stephen Jula, the founding pastor of our Diocesan Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in North Royalton, Ohio. She is survived by her children Ilarion (Rita), Maria Jula, and Anthony (Linda), her grandchildren Stephanie, Catherine, Megan, and Nathaniel and siblings Helen Hart, Millie Muir, George and Donald, She was pre-deceased by parents Michael and Mary (nee Kozar) Jugan, one sister and five brothers. 

Matushka Catherine worked at many bake sales and was a cantor and choir director at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in North Royalton during her husband's ministry.  She was a devoted  caregiver for her husband, Fr. Stephen  for 26 years following a disability accident. She also worked in the Children's department at Horne's/Dillards at Westgate for many years.

Pani Catherine will lie in state for visitation at St. Innocent Orthodox Church, 8526 Usher Rd. Olmsted Falls, OH on Thursday August 10 from 4-8 PM, with the Parastas Service taking place at 7:30 PM. The Funeral Service will take place on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10 AM at St. Innocent Church.  Interment will follow at  Sunset Memorial Park.

The clergy and faithful of the Diocese are kindly asked to keep Matushka Catherine and the entire Jula family in prayer.  Condolences may be sent to:

The Jula Family
3640 Chrisfield Drive
Rocky River, Ohio  44116

May Almighty God rest the soul of His newly departed handmaiden, Matushka Catherine with the just, and may her Memory Be Eternal!