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Christopher P. DiGiulio


Christopher Peter DiGiulio, M.D., 57, passed suddenly on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 due to complications of a pulmonary embolism.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  Chris was the beloved husband for 30 years to his best friend and soul mate Yoli DiGiulio (Canahuate), D.M.D.  Chris was a devoted and loving father to their three beautiful sons, Domenic Antonio 24, Marco Xavier 20, Luca Christopher 17. Chris’ family was the center of his universe and the gravity of his being.  


Chris was born on May 1, 1966 in Lansdale, PA and is survived by his mother, Bernadette Burdick DiGiulio, father,  Peter Vincent DiGiulio and his stepmother, Eleuza DiGiulio.  Chris was a loving brother to his sister Michelle C. Scanzano and his brother, Robert B, DiGiulio.  


Chris was a native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  He was a graduate of Rutgers University Business School, 1989 and he continued his post graduate education at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, receiving his MD in 1998. Chris completed his residency in Family Practice at Virtua Health Systems, Voorhees, New Jersey, where he was Chief Resident.  Chris earned a Master of Science in 2022 from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.   


Calling Bend, Oregon home since 2007, Chris served the medical needs of his community, most recently as Partner and Medical Director of Mountain Medical Urgent Care. Prior to that, Chris worked for 12 years in the Oregon State Prison system, initially as a Medical Director and eventually became the Chief of Medicine for the entire State of Oregon Department of Corrections.  During his tenure, Chris worked to develop comprehensive medical treatment plans and advanced the quality of medical care for all incarcerated adults in the state of Oregon. Chris was a dedicated, passionate and caring physician to his patients and truly enjoyed the practice of medicine throughout his career. He was an exceptional listener first and was invested deeply in caring for the physical and emotional needs of his patients.


Chris was a kind, generous, humorous, loyal man, who was a devoted husband, father, brother, son, uncle, godfather and friend.  He kept his allegiance as a Philadelphia sports fan, enjoyed outdoor adventures with his family and loved to travel.  Chris was a die-hard “Romanista” who shared his love of Italy with his family. He was bigger than life, a charismatic man.  With his strong voice, captivating presence and gentle heart he shared his innate wisdom that touched those who were fortunate enough to be part of his life. Chris touched so many with his words and healed many others with his medicinal skills. His passing leaves an enormous hole in countless hearts around our world.


There will be two Celebrations of Life planned for family and friends to gather and remember Chris. The first will be a celebration held in New Jersey on August 19, 2023 and the second will be a celebration in Bend, Oregon on September 2, 2023, one for each of his lives. 

Celebrations of Life Info

East Coast Celebration

Sat, Aug 19

New Jersey

West Coast Celebration

Sat, Sept 2

Bend, Oregon

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