Julia Nojeim Jiloty died on Saturday, June 28 with her family at her side. She was 92 years old and enjoyed a life built around family and friends. Julia was born in 1922 in Carthage, NY to John and Amelia (Hage) Nojeim. She attended Central High School in Syracuse, NY and studied art at Syracuse University. As a young woman she worked in advertising and displays at Dey Brothers department store. She spent her summers visiting a family farm in Waterville, NY where she met her future husband, Joseph Jiloty. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force 250th Bomb Group in WWII. After the war, they were married in Syracuse, NY. They soon moved to Rochester where Joseph attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and later joined Eastman Kodak Company. They were transferred to the Chicago area in 1950 and lived there for nearly 20 years until they were again transferred back to the Kodak headquarters in Rochester. Julia had a passion for art throughout her life and created works in pencil and watercolor. She was active in the Art League (IL) and St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School (IL) and league bowling. She served as a volunteer reading for the blind. After retiring in 1986, Julia and Joe moved to Plantation Bay in Flagler County. They were avid golfers and enjoyed playing bridge. Julia is predeceased by her husband, Joseph who died in 2005. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Mary Wollesen) of San Jose, CA; Michael (Mary Kay) of Ormond Beach; and Joseph (Debbie) of Rutland, VT. Julia also leaves behind six grandchildren, John Jiloty (Julia) of Baltimore, MD; Jordan Jiloty (Summer) of Daytona Beach; James Jiloty (Meredi) of Daytona Beach; Lauren Jiloty (Steve Slupski) of Kirkland, WA; and Jessica Ferrara and Aimee Ferrara of Rutland, VT, along with three precious great-grandchildren, Jackson and Ethan Jiloty of Daytona Beach, and Loke Ferrara-Solomon of Rutland, VT. Julia is also survived by her four siblings, Leigh Nojeim, Anne Saliba and Betty (Ahmad) El-Hindi of Syracuse, NY, and Richard Nojeim of Greenville, TN, and numerous loving nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Volusia Memorial Gardens at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26. Gifts in memory of Julia Jiloty may be offered to United Way of Volusia & Flagler Counties.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 1, 2014