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In Memoriam

Jimmy Walter
Di Giulian

A Lancer out of sight
Never out of mind

We are sorry to inform the Lee community and the class of 1987, that James Walter Di Giulian
died Sunday,April 7, 2019

“Jimmy,” 50, of Lorton, VA, passed away unexpectedly on April 7, 2019 at Washington Hospital Center after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Jeannette and five daughters: Emily (14), Natalie (14), Jayda (13), Isabella (10), and Jazmyn (8), and Ana, mother of Emily, Natalie and Isabella; brothers John Di Giulian and wife Amy of Springfield, Tommy Di Giulian and wife Mona of Catawba, Matthew Di Giulian and wife Debbie of Beckley, WV, and sister Casey (Di Giulian) Combs of Woodbridge. He was preceded in death by his parents Holly Hooe and John Peter Di Giulian of Lorton.

Jimmy was born at Fairfax Hospital on September 8, 1968 to proud parents who raised Jimmy and his four siblings in Springfield, Virginia. He briefly attended St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church for elementary school before he transferred to Garfield Elementary, Key Intermediate, and ultimately R. E. Lee High School where in 1987 he proudly graduated. At a young age Jimmy started playing baseball for Springfield Little League and football for Springfield Youth Club. Jimmy played both baseball and football in high school and also developed a passion for wrestling. Upon graduating, he continued to play baseball for the Pioneer League. As long as it would allow and as long as he was able to, he drove his prized “Little Red Express” truck that he was well known for by friends and family alike.

Following graduation Jimmy worked on Meadowood Farm as a ranch hand. After a couple years, he started working as a plumber’s apprentice and went to trade school to become a Master Plumber and Gas Pipe Fitter. He worked for Kittleberger and Son Plumbing before starting his very own business—Di Giulian Plumbing. Jimmy grew his business and customer base over the years and enjoyed serving the people in his community. He was finally given the great opportunity to return to Kittleberger and son where he worked until his death.

Despite having attended the same high school and having many of the same friends, Jimmy and Jeannette didn’t officially meet until Jimmy came to do a routine plumbing house call in 2015. What should have taken 15 minutes turned into several hours of conversation and finally-dating. They were married at Grace Bible Church on March 11, 2017 and lived a busy and fulfilling life together until his passing.

Throughout his life, Jimmy loved country music and enjoyed attending concerts with friends and family. After reconnecting with Jeannette, he became a fan of her music as well and was even ‘on the rail’ at his first Metallica show. He thoroughly enjoyed watching Potomac Nationals and Washington Nationals baseball, Virginia Tech football and Nascar races (rooting for Denny Hamlin). Jimmy was an excellent coach for his girls in baseball and softball, even tried to understand and help with soccer, and worked with his girls for years as a registered Girl Scout. He enjoyed reading the Bible, historical literature and fiction novels.

Jimmy came to the Christian faith at Grace Bible Church in Lorton. He participated in a local home group and recently attended a men’s retreat. Jimmy was baptized there in 2017 and regularly attended with his girls until he went to be with the Lord.

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