Tribute: Julia E. (Holibonich) Rich

Julie E. (Holibonich) Rich, 85, passed away September 29

Julia E. (Holibonich) Rich, Columbiana, Ohio - obit

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Funeral services will be held Monday, October 3, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Russian Orthodox Church, with Rev. Andrew Nelko officiating, for Julia E. (Holibonich) Rich, 85, formerly of Campbell, who passed away Thursday, September 29.

Julia was born April 4, 1931, in Campbell, the daughter of Mike and Helen Vargo Holibonich.

She was a graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and attended Youngstown State University.

Julia retired from the Campbell City Schools as a secretary and following her retirement she worked for Sister Jerome.

She was a parishioner of St. John Russian Orthodox Church, and its “O” Club.

Julia enjoyed golf, bowling, playing cards and cooking, and everyone loved coming to her house for spaghetti.

Her husband, Charles A. Rich, whom she married May 14, 1960, passed away April 12, 2002.

Julia leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Charles Rich of Campbell, Diane (Vince) Mediate of Columbiana, with whom she made her home, and Sharon Rich of Struthers; her grandchildren, Lexy Rich of Howland, Juji (Julia, who was named after her), Rocco and Race Mediate of Columbiana.

Besides her parents and her husband, Charles, Julia was preceded in death by her two sisters, Helen and Anna and her seven brothers, Charles, Michael, George, John “Jay”, Ben, Frank and Andrew.

The Rich family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Sunday, October 2, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home and again Monday morning, October 3, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Church, prior to the 11:00 a.m. funeral service.

Visit to view this obituary and send Julia’s family condolences.

A television tribute will air Monday, October 3, at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.