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Julius C. Japon, 95, Former Darien Resident

Julius C. Japon
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NEWTOWN, Conn. – Julius C. Japon Jr., of Newtown and formerly of Darien, died Saturday, June 20, at Danbury Hospital. He was 95.

Japon was born in Havana, Cuba on July 20, 1919, to Julio C. Japon Sr. and Gloria Japon Elosegui y Piedra. He grew up in New York City and graduated from George Washington High School. He worked as an architectural draftsman for the Frederick Snare Corporation in Havana and at HELCO (Hartford Electric Light Company, later Northeast Utilities), retiring in 1984.

He was predeceased by his parents and wife, Elena.

Japon is survived by a daughter, Maria Elena Konitshek, and her husband, Ronald Edward; a granddaughter, Heather Orawsky, and her husband, Michael Jr.; a grandson, Gary Konitshek; two great-grandchildren, Victoria and Michael Orawsky III; a sister, Gloria Calderon, of Miami; nieces and nephews, Michael Lopez-Calderon, Patricia Averhoff, Lucy Lopez-Calderon, Lourdes Montiel, Lissette Kelleher, Carlos Mourin Jr.; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, July 2, from 10-11 a.m. at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, with funeral services to follow.

Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Darien.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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