Carol Ann DeGiulio, zoo coordinator, dies at 55

March 16, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Carol Ann DeGiulio, a zoo development coordinator and former Homeland resident, died Thursday of undetermined causes at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Chester, Pa. She was 55.

Mrs. DeGiulio had gone into the hospital for routine kidney stone surgery, family members said.

"The cause of death is unknown and the case has been turned over to the Delaware County, Pa., medical examiner," her husband of 21 years, Frank DeGiulio, a lawyer, said Monday.

Carol Ann Antlitz was born in Baltimore and raised in Homeland. She was a 1972 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1977 in business administration from Towson University.

During the 1980s, Mrs. DeGiulio worked in Baltimore for the Lavino Shipping Co. and had been director of the Maryland Psychiatric Association.

After moving to Philadelphia in the 1990s, she worked for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and later at The Studio in Swarthmore, Pa.

Since 2005, Mrs. DeGiulio, who had lived in Rose Valley, Pa., had been development coordinator at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pa.

Mrs. DeGiulio served on the board of the Helen Kate Furness Free Library and had been an active parent at St. John Chrysostom School and a member of the Mother's Club at St. Joseph Preparatory School.

She was recalled as a "lovely, warm-hearted person who threw wonderful parties, created a most beautiful home and had an unfailing sense of hospitality," her husband said.

Known as Carol Ann, Mrs. DeGiulio enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Rose Valley Garden Club. She also liked sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, cooking for family and friends, and listening to music.

She was also an avid reader known for reading multiple books at one time. She was a Phillies fan and was in the stands at Citizens Bank Park when the team won the World Series in 2008 against Tampa Bay.

Mrs. DeGiulio was a communicant of St. John Chrysostom Roman Catholic Church, 617 S. Providence Road, in Wallingford, Pa., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Alex DeGiulio of Rose Valley; a daughter, Erin DeGiulio of Philadelphia; her father, Dr. Albert M. Antlitz of Abingdon; her mother, Carolyn Antlitz of Timonium; a stepmother, Lucille Antlitz of Abingdon; two brothers, Albert F. Antlitz of Timonium and Michael D. Antlitz of Fort Meyers, Fla; three sisters, Barbara L. Antlitz of Lewes, Del., Susan Antlitz Connelly of Leavenworth, Kan., and Theresa Antlitz Belsinger of Naples, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

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