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Julianne Chittum
  • July 09, 1950
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  • January 06, 2022

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Julianne Etingher Chittum age 71 of Clermont, Florida Passed away peacefully at the Oviedo medical center in Oviedo, Florida on 1-6-2022 after a long battle, (since 2018) with Ovarian cancer.

Juli was born 07-09-1950 in Zeven, Germany to parents Vasile and Margareta Etingher. She grew up in Alexandria, Kentucky after immigrating over to America as a baby with her family from Germany. Juli told me she grew up riding horses and playing in the woods with her friends including her childhood friend Linda Bowers and her sister Stephanie. She always told me she was very feisty and smart alecky. Especially with her teachers. She used to make them mad all the time but always had “A” grades in school. Thats what really made the teachers mad, and she always laughed about that. She was always highly intelligent and Feisty. That’s what I loved about her and one of the many reasons I married her. I also married her because she was very physically beautiful and always kept me on my toes. She wouldn’t let me get away with anything. I will miss my precious and beautiful wife of 42 years.

When I met Juli in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1980 we were both vacationing. Me in the Navy and her from Cincinnati, working for WEBN radio in Cincinnati. After I left the Navy in 1982, she invited me to live with her in Price Hill, Cincinnati. In 1983 we were Married. After about 13 years as a media buyer and secretary to the owner of the station she was ready to move. We moved to Portsmouth, Virginia where she found a job as the executive director of Ports Events, in charge of putting on Concerts and Festivals for the city of Portsmouth Virginia and answering to the Board of directors. Then I got a transfer and we left for Sacramento, California for a year. Then we transferred to Lexington, Kentucky where she worked for a TV station for 2 years. Then we moved to Florida in 1996 for new beginnings. She loved Florida and really enjoyed Cape Canaveral beach. She Loved to cook and as Jon (a neighbor of mine) always said “she made the best Lasagna.” Juli always made the best meals. She was always very generous and Helpful to anyone who needed it. Once again, she was always highly intelligent and always thought of solutions that nobody else could solve. Juli retired at 58 years old from TravelHost Magazine.

She used her retirement years enjoying her swim spa and taking luxury ship cruises. I loved my beautiful wife, and I will miss her dearly. She was a great wife and companion.

Juli is preceded in death by her parents and sisters Teresia Brockman and Stefania Smith. She is survived by her husband of 38.5 years, Victor Chittum and her six siblings: Constantine Etingher, Euginia Barber, Katharina Casper, Annemaria Bain, Elisabeth Rogers and John Etingher.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 28th at 10 am at the Clermont Baptist Church, 16115 Old Highway 50, Clermont, Florida 34711, Phone # 352-242-0919.

In Lieu of Flowers, please consider donating to the Clermont Baptist Church at this web address: www.ClermontBaptist.org


Service

Location:
Clermont Baptist Church
16115 Old Highway 50, Clermont, Florida 34711
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Date & Time:
January 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM


Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
Clermont Baptist Church at this web address: www.ClermontBaptist.org

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  1. Marcy Lewis says:
    31 Jan 2022
    Vic,

    I am so sorry to hear of Juli's death. It was quite a shock. Juli was such a fun friend -- we had great times in high school, but especially after we graduated. Juli, Dixie, and I would go to Mt. Adams every weekend; it was a great time in our lives. This is where Juli met Mad Lydia and got her job at EBN! I'm so glad that Juli found you and you two had such a great life together.

  2. Victor Chittum says:
    30 Jan 2022
    I love Juli.
    She was my Baby!
    I miss her a lot. It’s so painful to have lost her. I will be with her in heaven someday.
    I want to thank everybody for your kind words. It means a lot to me.

  3. Bob Price says:
    28 Jan 2022
    Dear Vic,
    My wife and I send our most sincere condolences. We meet you in Cincinnati right after your marriage to Juli. We knew Juli in high school and continued as friends through the WEBN years. We lost contact went you guys moved, but reconnected about ten years ago. Juli was always fun to be with and full of life and surprises. There are not enough words.
    Thoughts and prayers.
    Take care
    Bob & Cathy Price

  4. Anna Bain says:
    28 Jan 2022
    Dear Vic, may God be with you during the service and keep his loving arms around you and give you comfort. Juli is in heaven and we will see her some day. I love you.

  5. Becky says:
    27 Jan 2022
    My dearest big brother - I love you - I admire your strength , but most of all I admire your love that you had Juli - and the beauty of your words about her - I will never forget her impact on me - she will always be a wonderful thought and memory in my mind - love so much - Becky

  6. Becky says:
    27 Jan 2022
    To my big brother Victor - you did win the lottery when you married Juli! Juli will always be this beautiful person who left so many sweet memories in my mind - but the most of my thoughts are of how much you loved her and the way you everybody you knew of how much you loved her is probably the most impactful thoughts that I will never forget - I love you Victor- even though I am not there - my thoughts and prayers are constantly with you - see you soon - your little sis Becky

  7. Becky lit a candle:
    27 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 27, 2022 at 1:04:57 PM

  8. Dan Frankovic says:
    27 Jan 2022
    I only get to talk to you once in a while at Lockheed, I’m with the TSS group. You told me how the both of you purchase some bikes to take rides on the trail, and how good of a cook Juli was. She really enjoyed getting out and riding. I never got the chance to meet your wife, however she decided to live her life with you, that tells me she was special. You have always been someone I enjoyed talking to. Vic, I’m so sorry for your loss. Linda my wife, and I, wish you and your family our sincere condolences. God bless you.

  9. Dwight Benedict says:
    27 Jan 2022
    Vic,

    My deepest sympathies for the loss of your dear wife Juli. The pain of losing a loved one is so intense and there never seems to be the words that can take the pain away. Hold on to the wonderful memories and the love you both shared with each other. May the Lord comfort you and the family, and give you a peace that can only come from him. Stay as strong as you possibly can Vic. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

    Sincerely,
    Dwight

  10. Lerine says:
    27 Jan 2022
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace in the memories you have together.

  11. Monica says:
    25 Jan 2022
    I remember the time Aunt Juli picked us up after the WEBN Fireworks at the house. We traveled to Norris Lake to Houseboat for the weekend with family. So we didn't get sleepy, She said... OK girls everyone scratch your heads to keep us awake. We all enjoyed the drive together while listening to rock music and lots of conversation. We will always miss Juli, because she was always so much fun, full of life and loved us all.

  12. Jayme Porkolab says:
    24 Jan 2022
    Victor,

    Sorry for your loss. I knew Julie from WEBN and she was such a great person.

    Jayme Porkolab

  13. Victor Chittum posted an image:
    21 Jan 2022
    Juli with a Rose.<br />
 How Beautiful she is!!!
    Juli with a Rose.
    How Beautiful she is!!!

  14. Victor Chittum posted an image:
    21 Jan 2022
    Juli on vacation at the Beach. <br />
She is so Beautiful!!
    Juli on vacation at the Beach.
    She is so Beautiful!!

  15. Bill Madison says:
    17 Jan 2022
    Dear Vic: So sorry to hear of my dearest friend from the 1970’s passing on. Juli was such an important part of the formative years of WEBN and my life as well. I truly enjoyed knowing her and being the recipient of her generosity, kindness and friendship. I’ll always remember her and you with a smile on my face. I played Eurythmics, Sisters goin’ to get it done, behind every great man is a great woman, in Juli’s memory. That’s how I will remember you and my friend Juli. Two of the greatest. God bless you both. Bill

  16. Sandra Delpino lit a candle:
    16 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 16, 2022 at 1:52:40 PM

  17. Tom Sandman says:
    16 Jan 2022
    Dear Victor: We are so sorry for your loss. I was lucky to have worked for “Secret Juli” for 7 years at EBN. She was great, always taking care of us on behalf of her boss Frank Wood. We will always remember her fondly. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  18. Steve Sinton says:
    16 Jan 2022
    Vic, when she picked you, you got the best.

  19. Arun Lai says:
    15 Jan 2022
    Finding the right words of condolences to offer the bereaved is difficult. There are no right words; there’s nothing we can say that will make the pain go away, nor can I think of anything that could fill the void. There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss, may you find comfort in the loving memories you shared while Julie was alive. Accept my condolences and know that we are linked up with all in prayer ! Sincerely, Beverly and Arun.

  20. Zana (Chittum) Rose lit a candle:
    15 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 15, 2022 at 1:45:13 AM

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    15 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 15, 2022 at 1:44:28 AM

  22. Zana (Chittum) Rose says:
    15 Jan 2022
    Dearest Vic,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your lovely wife, Juli. Our hearts hurt for you. Our love and heartfelt prayers will be with you in the days, weeks, and months ahead. The world will certainly be a lesser place without our Juli. She definitely fought a good fight and gave life her absolute best effort. She was a bright light! Her troubles are now over and may she rest in peace. Thankfully, we know we will see her again when our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ returns for his Saints. On that bright and cloudless morning, when we see him face to face, all our grief and pain will be banished and there will be no more tears and saddness. We will all be together again! We look forward to that day with you, Vic.
    We love you.
    Bill & Zana (Chittum) Rose

  23. Deidre Whigham says:
    15 Jan 2022
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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