Julio H. Tiliano, 102, of Sunnyside passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.

Julio was born April 12, 1909 to Antonino and Luz (Montoya) Tiliano.

He worked as a laborer for Mt. Arbor Nurseries.

Julio enjoyed gardening, playing pool and dominoes.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside

Julio cherished spending time with his family and loved all the moments spent with his grandchildren.

Julio is survived by his children, Frank (Lorie) Tiliano of Maple Valley, John (Rosa) Tiliano of Sunnyside, Roberto (Eva) Tiliano of Outlook and Carmen Tiliano of Mexico; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Julio was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and three sisters.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Zillah Cemetery.

Julio's family would like to thank Lower Valley Hospice, Just Like Home and all of his care givers for the special love and care given to him.

Those wishing to sign Julio's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home LTD and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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