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Virginia DiTullio Royer


1934 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Virginia DiTullio Royer Obituary
December 13, 1934 - April 8, 2017 Education: Occidental College, cum laude, Glendale College, Glendale public schools Virginia's life was all about the music. She grew up accompanying her father, Joseph DiTullio's cello students. When her sister, Louise DiTullio began playing the flute, Virginia added the flute literature into her repertoire. Before long the three of them became the DiTullio trio, playing many broadcasts from the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts. The group was popular and played countless concerts throughout Southern California, including the Brand Library series, California Institute of Technology, and Community Concerts. Virginia was a member of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences and recorded two albums with her sister, Louise. She was an accomplished accompanist and collaborated with many of Los Angeles' top musicians. She was pianist and harpsichordist for the Glendale Chamber Orchestra. In her later life she gave piano lessons to many of the area's young people and adults. She was an active member of the Glendale Committee for the L.A. Philharmonic, serving for many years as their Membership Chair. As a member, she loved to work with the 3rd grade children of Glendale when the Music Mobile van was brought to the elementary schools. She also served as a docent at the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. A terrific cook and hostess, Ginny's parties and receptions were always a hit. She was loved by all and will be missed. Virginia is survived by a son, Ronald Royer, daughter, Yvonne Green, grandchildren Joseph Green, Nicole Green and James Royer, sisters Louise DiTullio Dillon and Christine DiTullio Reiter, daughter-in-law, Kaye Royer and son-in-law Mark Green who was with her throughout her final illness. Her husband of over 60 years, Richard N. Royer, predeceased her on September 30, 2015. Service to be held Saturday, April 15, 1:00 PM at Wee Kirk o' the Heather, Forest Lawn Glendale. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Memorial Music Scholarship Fund MTAC Glendale Branch (Joseph and Laura DiTullio String Scholarship) MTA. Mail to Glendale Branch Treasurer, Lori Richardson, 3233 Sparr Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208. Check payable to MTAC Glendale Branch MMSF. This is a 501c3 non-profit organization, tax information will be provided. If preferred, contributions can also be made to .
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 14, 2017
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