JULES AVOLA (Age 96)  

On February 20, 2013, Jules Avola, 96, passed away in Bethesda, MD. Mr. Avola was born in Reading, PA, to Rosaria Cusano Avola and Ignazio Avola. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jenny Avola Binkley, nephew, Albert Binkley and his brother, Andrew Avola. Mr. Avola was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having served 3½ years in the US Army in World War II, serving 2½ years overseas in the European Theater of War. Mr. Avola worked at Raleighs Haberdashery for 40 years. He was the vice-president and clothing buyer for the men's division. Because of Raleighs' location near the White House, Mr. Avola clothed many congressmen, senators and presidents, from Truman through Reagan.
Funeral will be held at a later date in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sibley Cancer Center in Washington, DC.
Funeral arrangements by De Vol Funeral Home.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2013