Melissa Orchanian Juliano
September 16, 1980 - September 1, 2021
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Melissa Orchanian Juliano, 40, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Born September 16, 1980 in S?o Paulo, Brazil, she was the daughter of Francisco Juliano, Jr. and Janete (Orchanian) Juliano.   Melissa was a practicing physician who was fully invested in her work. She enjoyed dancing…

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Jane Balbo left a message on September 26, 2021:
Melissa was one of the first medical students I taught and I always enjoyed her enthusiasm, her sense of humor, her beautiful voice, and her passion for learning! We reconnected at a conference several years later where she was presenting and I was so freaking proud of her - what an amazing and passionate teacher!!! We had some time at that conference to catch up and she shared with me her professional journey to where she was, providing women’s health and primary care. At the start of the pandemic we crossed paths again doing OhioHealth system work and I truly appreciated her passion, hard work and commitment. Melissa was a remarkable person and I am so grateful to have reconnected with her. I imagine her family, friends, patients and colleagues also have so many wonderful memories of her to fill their hearts but nothing can take the place of her vibrant physical presence in our lives. May you be comforted by these memories of Melissa. I am so sorry for your loss, and for the world’s loss of this awesome human. I’m grateful to have been a part of her life!!!
Woody Martin left a message on September 25, 2021:
Very saddened to hear that Melissa passes. Amazing person. She will be missed. Melissa always greeted me with a smile and hug. Her light will continue to shine bright through all the people she touched. Rest in peace my friend!!
Joy Lang left a message on September 19, 2021:
I'm so sorry for the loss of Dr. Juliano. I was a patient of hers and she was wonderful! I'm so sorry to the family. She will be missed.
Debra Ritchie left a message on September 17, 2021:
To the family of Dr. Juliano I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God give you strength to get through this hard time. Dr.Juliano Was my primary care doctor, she was a very sweet lady and was so easy to talk too. I will miss her. Debra Ritchie
Alicia Groscost left a message on September 17, 2021:
I am a patient of Dr. Juliano and have a heavy heart today as I learned of her passing. She was an amazing doctor and she helped me through a lot of my own personal journey. She will always be someone I remember fondly. My heart goes out to her family and friends.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Fredonia Crawford left a message on September 17, 2021:
I am a patient at the office she where she practiced I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. Prayers to the office team as well i cant imagine the emptiness that is there.
Elisha Rapson Kempf left a message on September 16, 2021:
Happy Birthday in Heaven, Dr. Juliano -- I just received this sad news and have been praying continuously for you, since my last visit. You by far have been the best Doctor I've ever had the privilege to see and be a patient of. My heart breaks I won't get to joke with you in person, and heed your amazing advice on my health anymore, but your staff has been amazing and so I will continue to go to your office and take care of my health in your honor. You're a true Blessing and will be missed tremendously. I will always be forever grateful for the positive impact you've had on my life. xoxoxo
Roya Rezaee left a message on September 16, 2021:
Dear Dan, Mrs. Juliano, Ms. Gallagher, family, and friends , I have been thinking about Melissa over the last two weeks in such an intense way. This morning I woke up and for some reason felt as if I had to call her, but first was compelled to look her up. I thought maybe I had this feeling because she had a job change, but never did I think that this would be what I would find. I am so sorry for what you have all been through. We had planned to spend more time together before Covid happened. She shared in one of our last phone calls that she wasn’t feeling well but glossed over it and told me not to worry and not to ask. While wearing her heart on her sleeve and laughing through so much of the day, I always marveled at how she could be so fiercely private-never wanting anyone to have to support her, only wanting to support everyone around her. I met Melissa for the first time when she bounded into my office telling me, “ I am ready to learn about everything you know and you only have 3 months with me to teach it all.” She sparkled with such enthusiasm that all I could do was hug her. That rotation with her was one of the best experiences that I had ever had as a teacher. While we quickly formed a mentor/mentee relationship, it ultimately turned into a deep friendship. We kept in close touch her first few years out in practice and then one week I realized that she had not called me about anything. From that point on the phone calls between us were truly just two friends who happened to also be medical colleagues. We both had such busy lives. She was taking on the world while trying to make positive change in her small corner. We made sure to check in every once and awhile. I always felt that my life was better just by knowing this young force of nature. I knew that all things good in medicine could survive when someone like Melissa cared so deeply for those around her. Her heart is one of the biggest I have ever known. Her laugh infectious, her intelligence brilliant, and her positive outlook on life unmatched. I am at a loss to understand that she is gone and that our world has lost one of its brightest lights. I pray for the healing of your hearts and hope that you know the true impact that she has had on all of us. She will never be forgotten and her memory always cherished. In sorrow and hope, Roya Rezaee
Mary Lauer left a message on September 16, 2021:
Sending heart-felt condolences to the Juliano family and to Melissa's beloved husband, Dan. I had the privilege of caring for Melissa during her bone marrow transplant in Milwaukee when she was a young teen-ager. What a warrior! That experience prompted her decision to enter Medicine and provide the most compassionate care to her patients, borne of experience. We've lost an amazing woman; her spirit will live forever in all our hearts.
LAUREEN left a message on September 11, 2021:
I was a patient of Dr. Juliano. She was so wise and helpful to me. I actually enjoyed going to the doctor because of her personality. I will remember her for her positive impact on my life. Prayers for her family.
Terry Slayman left a message on September 10, 2021:
I was devastated when heard that Melissa had passed on. Unfortunately, my wife and I were out of the country and could not attend the services. I had the great pleasure of working with Melissa on several projects during our time together at OhioHealth. I always enjoyed her energy and her passion. It was a joy to get to know her, at least on a professional basis, and such sadness that we lost her at such a young age. Her smile, energy, wit and wisdom will be sorely missed. My wife and I wish to extend our sincerest sympathies. Terry and Maria Slayman
Elizabeth Au left a message on September 9, 2021:
I was a patient of Dr. Juliano for only a few years, but I really appreciated her special care and concern. She will be greatly missed.
john and terry heringhaus left a message on September 8, 2021:
We are holding you both in our hearts.
Krystal left a message on September 8, 2021:
Melissa was a wonderful dancer! I took Zumba with her and danced with her at a Salsa class. She had such a beautiful spirit. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Heidi Frey Clay left a message on September 6, 2021:
My prayers to your family at this time, and May God comfort you all. I stopped in to see Dr Juliano for several years and enjoyed her inquisitive nature and passion as a physician and for her patients. It’s a tragic lost for our community and Dr Wade May God bring you comfort beyond your understanding.
Ron and Linda (McNew) Nelson left a message on September 6, 2021:
To the Juliano and Wade Families, Melissa was one of the most caring and competent physicians and she had a wonderful sense of humor. It was an honor to work with her. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Melissa. The Ron Nelson Family
Paa-Kofi Beniako Obeng left a message on September 6, 2021:
Melissa, You will be missed. I cant believe that you were taken away from us so soon. I pray that you are at peace. Sincerely, Paa-Kofi
Sandy Nye left a message on September 5, 2021:
My sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Juliano. She was the best primary care physician I’ve ever had. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Debbie Miller left a message on September 4, 2021:
Dr.Julianno, was my PCP, and was the best in her field. Her passion, and genuine compassion for her patients was felt by everyone she knew. She called me the day I was diagnosed with cancer, only to find out she was diagnosed a few days later. Through her own journey she was a fighter and was so strong and she tried to be private and personal as to not concern her patients. I saved her message to me from 2017, because it was the most caring and meaningful thing that any Dr. has ever done for me, it was a small jester for her, but it meant so much to me. Dr. Julianno I miss you, and want to thank you for being my Dr.,
Allison Whalen left a message on September 4, 2021:
I just recently had the pleasure of working with Dr. Juliano during the past COVID surge and her ability to put patients first was aspiring. I am saddened by her passing and feel lucky to have crossed paths in my career with her. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dianne Kehl left a message on September 4, 2021:
I am among many patients who mourn the loss of our wonderful Dr. Juliano. It was always a pleasure to see her come into the room with her friendly greeting. She always listened carefully to me and doctored with a compassionate heart. The last time I saw her, as I was leaving the room, she hugged me and said I would be in her prayers. That is a special memory for me. I pray the family is comforted by the outpouring of love toward this beautiful woman. Bless you all.
Teresa Miller left a message on September 4, 2021:
As one of her patient's and as a nurse, Dr Juliano was the kindest and most beloved physician with the BEST "bedside manner" of any I have ever encountered in my life and career. She has been and will continue to be deeply missed. My sincerest sympathies go out to you, Dr. Wade and your family.
Diane left a message on September 3, 2021:
Dr. Wade, praying for you. Remembering when I saw you both together and how sweet you were with her. You made her laugh even though you both knew what you were facing. Will never forget that sweet interaction.
Linda Branham left a message on September 3, 2021:
Dr. Juliano was my Primary Care Physician. She was a truly caring person, devoted to her patients. My sympathies to her family. May she rest in peace.
Chris Aiello left a message on September 3, 2021:
Dr. Juliano was a priceless gift to me when I moved here 7 years ago from CLE! I had a son with childhood leukemia and at my initial appointment we cried together & had a unique bond from there on out. She was so caring and I could see she loved helping others! God Bless her family and friends who mourn her passing!
Andrea Arnholt left a message on September 3, 2021:
Dear Dr Wade & Family, I became a patient of Dr. Juliano early in her coming to Mansfield. I loved her. She was a “Breath of Fresh Air”! I have been saddened to learn of her illness & passing. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Sincerely, Andrea Arnholt
John Hanna left a message on September 3, 2021:
She was a younger sister to me in medicine. A like minded soul who was truly passionate in providing care for her patients. She was instrumental in bringing me back to Ashland. She was supportive and caring even after I made the decision to leave OhioHealth. We had many conversations about God and spiritually. I believe she is with Our Lord right now. I will always be available for her husband Dan . He merely has to ask and I will be there. Truly one of the best people I have ever met
Rev Dr Faith Proietti left a message on September 2, 2021:
Melissa was an extraordinary woman for her time. She loved being a physician and loved people. She was someone that could see into your soul and loved you for who you were. She was approachable, kind, caring and selfless. She loved life and all that life offered her. She was a dear friend. Faith
Valorie Toth left a message on September 2, 2021:
Dr Juliano was a special person and physician. She helped my daughter make it through college. If it wasn’t for Dr Juliano, I do not think my daughter would be where she is today. Our prayers go out to your family. May you Rest In Peace.
Julie A Litt left a message on September 2, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss. Melissa shared so much love and joy as she shared her gifts as a physician. May you always keep her memories in your heart. I am praying for comfort during this time of sorrow.
Julie A Litt left a message on September 2, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss as a family. I so enjoyed her spirit while she was able to provide me such loving care...you are in my prayers.
Becky Byrd left a message on September 2, 2021:
God has set you free, free of pain, free of sickness, and free of sadness of this world. God bless her family, including her doggies and may they all find peace in the Lords love and understanding.
Andrew & Holly Miller left a message on September 2, 2021:
Melissa leaves a tremendous void in all our hearts. Her constant smile and positivity brought such an energy everywhere she went. The world is a changed place without her. Deepest sympathy to all those close to her.
Linda Hager left a message on September 2, 2021:
Dr. Juliano was an amazing person and physician. When she accepted me as a patient I was beyond thrilled. She was caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable. My heart breaks for you her family. My tears don’t want to stop. I am praying the God of all comfort will draw you close and heal your broken hearts.
Angie Benedict left a message on September 2, 2021:
A true compassionate doctor, when I was searching for a new physician a few years back, I went to see her and absolutely loved her. She had a passion! Her profession will miss her talent, and skill!!
Teresa Gatti left a message on September 2, 2021:
I’m so saddened and shocked by this. I truly loved this woman and she was the best Dr. I ever had or will have. The family is in my prayers! What a sad day!! See you on the other side!!
Mary Ellen Margocs and Family left a message on September 2, 2021:
Dear Dan, Mrs. Juliano, and Family, please know that you are in my prayers during this incredibly difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss. As I feel the sharp pangs of sadness that resonates when a great light goes out too soon, I cannot help but feel gratitude for the many many beautiful memories of Melissa from our days at OU and throughout residency. She was an amazing, supportive friend, outstanding, compassionate DO Physician who took challenges head-on and lead by example. She would teach Zumba classes for the entire hospital staff, bringing her enthusiasm for dance and health together in one room. We shared so much laughter and joy, tears and sorrow in this adventure, and she would often remind me that, "God counts the tears of women". Until we meet again, my dear friend....
Jason Melillo left a message on September 2, 2021:
On behalf of the physicians, nurses, and associates of the Women's and Reproductive Health Service Line, our most heartfelt condolences at the loss of an amazing physician, a dedicated practitioner, and a valued friend and peer. Dr. Juliano's vision and ideas will help shape the future for years to come. You will be missed, friend.
Shelley Caltrider left a message on September 2, 2021:
So very sorry of your great loss.... Our hearts are broken hearing this news... she is such a beautiful soul and always sat and listen to me and my husband. Such a caring soul she is and so very thankful had her part of our lives to help us... with love and prayers to you all God bless
Tricia Carroll left a message on September 2, 2021:
I’m so deeply saddened by Dr. Juliano’s passing. She was always very kind to me and she had such a dynamic personality. Her excitement and passion were contagious. She will be dearly missed by her OhioHealth family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Brad & Anne Horning left a message on September 2, 2021:
So deeply sorry for your loss. May your memories of all the good times sustain you in this terrible time.
Stephanie Preston-White left a message on September 1, 2021:
Oh my heart!? Simply THE best Doc I've ever had! What a beautiful soul...so very sad!?
Wappner Funeral Directors and Crematory left a message:
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