OBITUARY

Julius B. Levine

Julius B. Levine, 79, of Brookline, MA on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Devoted son of the late Lewis L. and Celia (Gurewitz) Levine, he grew up in Waterville, Maine, and was a graduate of Waterville High School (nationally recognized debator and American Legion Boys Nation delegate), Harvard College (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Class Orator), Harvard Law School (Cum Laude), and Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar, D.Phil.). An esteemed professor at the Boston University School of Law for more than 30 years, he authored books and numerous articles and was a distinguished trial attorney and trial advocacy expert. Committed to public service, he served as an elected Brookline Town Meeting member, delegate to Democratic state and national conventions, member of Boston and Brookline Democratic committees, candidate for other offices, and Assistant District Attorney. He was also active in movements to protect crime victims and promote affordable housing and "clean elections."

He leaves his three children, Rachel A. Levine [Aryeh Feder], Sarah L. Levine [Hylton Joffe] and James G. Levine, his six grandchildren, Adin, Ezra, Devorah and Daniella Feder and Hannah and Rebecca Joffe, his four siblings, Judith Brody, Ida-Joyce, Robert [Tobie], and Frederick Levine, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral, Thursday, April 12 at 10am at the Levine Chapel, 470 Harvard St, Brookline, MA. Burial will be at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 158 Hicks Street, Portland, Maine.

The family will be returning from Maine for Shabbat, and will sit shiva in Sharon starting Saturday evening at the home of Rachel Levine and Aryeh Feder.

Visiting hours will be as follows: Motzei Shabbat 8:30-10:00pm; Sunday- Tuesday between 9:00am-11:30am; 1:00pm-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm.

The schedule for minyanim is as follows: Sunday, April 15 - Shacharit 8:00 am - Mincha/Maariv 7:06 pm; Monday, April 16 - Shacharit 6:50 am - Mincha/Maariv 7:06 pm; Tuesday April 17 - Shacharit 6:50 am - Mincha/Maariv 7:06 pm; Wednesday April 18 - Shacharit 6:50 am - No Mincha/Maariv. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Beth Israel Congregation, P.O. Box 1882, Waterville, ME 04903; www.bethisraelwaterville.org, the Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine, P.O. Box 1505, Bangor, ME 04402-1505;www.lunderdineen.org, or the Angel Fund for ALS Research, 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880; www.theangelfund.org.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
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michael baram

April 26, 2018

Dear Jules
Rest in peace.
You were a true mensch.
Michael.

John Bowen

April 18, 2018

I was in the law school class of 1973. The night before the start of classes, the school had a dinner for us newcomers. I sat across the table from Professor Levine. Since I did not live in a dorm or know anyone else in my class (having a delayed vocation) he was the first person I met from the school. The next day, my first class was Civil Procedure so he was also my first professor. He was also part of my first law school "incident" when about a minute into his class, one of my class mates stood up and left the room, coming back shortly with a person from the administration who announced that there had been a mix up in the schedule and those students who were in another procedure section were to go to a different classroom. Half of the class left and Professor Levine calmly continued with his teaching, introducing us to Pennoyer v Neff - our first law school case. His class was enjoyable and his teaching style so personable that I was very disappointed the next year when I could not take his Trusts and Estates course due to a scheduling conflict. After I had been in practice for a short while, we had a conversation comparing our experiences as a new lawyer in a family firm in a small town. He is one of my very pleasant memories of law school

Margery Arnold

April 15, 2018

Lifelong admiration and affection for this brilliant and courageous man who was my cousin and later my friend. We even shared a birthday. Jules was my “date” at my first Radcliffe mixer. He was at a Harvard Law, I was a Radcliffe freshman. I remember his wit and sense of humor so well. My thoughts are with his family.

Shiva at 51 Deborah Sampson Street, Sharon, MA Shiva at 51 Deborah Sampson Street, Sharon, MA

April 14, 2018

The family will be returning from Maine for Shabbat, and will sit shiva in Sharon starting Saturday evening at the home of Rachel Levine and Aryeh Feder, 51 Deborah Sampson St, Sharon, MA 02067.

Visiting hours will be as follows: Motzei Shabbat Saturday 4/14 8:30-10:00pm; Sunday- Tuesday between 9:00am-11:30am; 1:00pm-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm.

The schedule for minyanim is as follows:
Sunday, April 15 - Shacharit 8:00 am - Mincha/Maariv 7:06 pm;
Monday, April 16 - Shacharit 6:50 am - Mincha/Maariv 7:06 pm;
Tuesday April 17 - Shacharit 6:50 am - Mincha/Maariv 7:06 pm;
Wednesday April 18 - Shacharit 6:50 am - No Mincha/Maariv.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:
-Beth Israel Congregation, P.O. Box 1882, Waterville, ME 04903; www.bethisraelwaterville.org,
-the Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine, P.O. Box 1505, Bangor, ME 04402-1505;www.lunderdineen.org, or
-the Angel Fund for ALS Research, 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880; www.theangelfund.org.

Cynthia Bernstein

April 14, 2018

Please note that the location for the Sharon, MA shiva is 51 Deborah Sampson Street.

Walter Miller

April 14, 2018

Jules was a fine colleague and a fine person. Always friendly and upbeat. A scholar and a gentleman.

David Miller

April 13, 2018

I had the privilege of being Jules's primary care physician at MGH for almost 10 years. Despite his health challenges, he always had a twinkle in his eye and was quick to find humor in even the darkest situations. He was a gentleman and refreshingly unassuming in manner despite his impressive academic and professional achievements. I will miss Jules very much.

I've come to know a number of other members of the Levine family, and can attest to the fact that each one is a class act. The care, concern, and attention they paid to Jules in his time of need was nothing short of inspiring.

I would like to wish the entire Levine family my deepest condolences.

David Miller MD

Phyllis Schacht

April 11, 2018

Professor Levine was the kindest, most wonderful professor I had in law school. He was the only professor who seemed to care about the students (and was a good teacher as well). I have never forgotten him and am sorry that he is gone. I had the privilege of running into him a number of years ago and conveying to him my fond recollections, for which I am grateful. Hashem yinachem etchem b'toch shaarey avlei Tzion v'Yerushalayim.

FROM THE FAMILY