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Ioan Piuleac

Obituary for Ioan Piuleac

January 11, 1940 - July 23, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 79


Ioan Piuleac, of Philadelphia, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. He was 79 years old. Ioan was born in Botosani, Romania on January 11, 1940 to his parents, Vasile and Ecaterina Piuleac. He was the husband to Neculeta ( nee Ladunca ) Piuleac and together they shared 52 years of marriage.

Before he immigrated to the United States under a political asylum, he spent 1 year in a Turkish political prison as well as working 1 year in Italy. Upon entering the United States in the 1980's, Ioan worked as a carpenter and was able to buy a home and bring his wife and son to the United States. For 32 years, he worked alongside his son and was blessed to meet the Mazzola family, and learned the trade of stone work. Along the way he made many friends that respectfully call him Papi. Papi was Papi. In his free time, Ioan enjoyed gardening, helped raise his grandchildren that he loved dearly and loved watching the cats. He was also proud to be a citizen of the United States.

In addition to his wife Neculeta, Ioan is survived by his son, Liviu V. Piuleac and his wife Diana as well as his grandchildren, Gabriel and Vivian. He is the brother to Gheorghita, Costica, Adela, Mioara, Veta, Elena, Olga, and Ecaterina.

Relatives and friends are invited to Ioan's Life Celebration on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Dean-Geitner-Givnish, 7900 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by his funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Tuckerton, N.J.

Memorial Contributions in Ioan's name may be made to the ASPCA at

Family services are entrusted under the care of Dean-Geitner-Givnish, 215-745-1006.

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7900 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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