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J. Julian Familia

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

EMT for Emmaus Ambulance Corps

J. Julian Familia, 36, died Oct. 4, 2018, in Emmaus.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of Jose Familia of Orefield and Maria (Medina) Garcia of Florida.

He volunteered for the Emmaus Fire Department and worked as an EMT for the Emmaus Ambulance Corps.

Previously, he was an officer with the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.

He was a member of the Emmaus Lodge 792 F.&A.M.

In addition to his father and stepmother, Jose and Rita, and mother, Maria, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, who raised him, Evida Morales of Allentown; children Evan, Jax, Liana, and April; brother David Familia of Orefield; sister Cynthia Familia of Florida; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a stepbrother, Carlos Berra.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield.

There will be a calling hour 10-11 a.m. Thursday in the church before the service.

Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Allentown.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered at

In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to the Emmaus Fire Department, 28 S. 4th St., Emmaus, PA 18049.

Arrangements were made by Keller Funeral Home, Fogelsville.