Robert A. Juliano, 61, of Ellington, beloved husband of Marcia L. (Elliott) Juliano, died peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Manchester Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 1, 1951, in Hartford, son of the late Salvatore J. and Bernice A. (Weingroff) Juliano. Bob grew up in Manchester, attended local schools and graduated from Manchester High School with the Class of 1969. Bob began his career in the auto upholstery business and soon expanded into auto body repair at locations in Vernon and Ellington. He was the owner/operator of Juliano's Interior Products of Ellington and was widely recognized in the hot rod industry for designing and producing new and innovative products that are used by specialty vehicle enthusiasts worldwide. He was a member of the National Street Rod Association, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, AACA, and SEMA. Bob was a past president and coach for the Ellington Little League and Ellington Youth Basketball.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his two sons, Brian R. Juliano of Somers and Jeffrey M. Juliano of Ellington; two brothers, David W. Juliano and his wife, Patricia, of Wallingford and Richard J. Juliano of Stafford Springs; brother-in-law, Jack Stein of Manchester; aunt, Mildred D'Ambrosio of Wethersfield; and uncle, Seymour Weingroff of Newington (formerly of Glastonbury). Other survivors include Marcia's family, father-in-law, Thomas H. Elliott of Melbourne, Fla.; sister-in-law, Elaine P. Bujak and her husband, Robert, of Somers; brother-in-law, Barry T. Elliott and his wife, Roberta, of Del Mar, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Melissa A. Juliano, and sister, Judith K. Stein.
Funeral services will be private with burial in Ellington Center Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers or memorial donations, the family asks that you "Pay it Forward" by performing a thoughtful and meaningful act of kindness. In doing so, the positive impact will make a difference in the world as Bob's life on earth has made to all of us.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3, 2012