Jules G Linden

July 31, 1933November 27, 2019

Jules George Linden, 86, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2019 surrounded by his family. He is predeceased by his parents, Bella and Harry, and his brother Paul. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilee (nee Storino), daughters, Stacey Linden and Jessica Ballester, son-in-law Baron, and grandchildren, Eli, Hailey, Tobias, and Bella, and his brother Herbert.

Jules was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Tilden High School and Brooklyn College, where he also received his Master’s in Education. He started his career as a math teacher and was the beloved principal of Booker T. Washington Middle School for many years. Upon retirement, Jules taught at Teachers College of Columbia and Mercy College; he also began a second career as an actor, playing an extra in TV, film, and commercials.

Jules loved the New York Giants, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and had a great sense of humor. He touched many lives throughout his own and will be greatly missed by the many people who loved him.

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  • Donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.


  • Completed Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Completed Entombment Monday, December 2, 2019


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Rachel Pinsen

December 6, 2019

Jules was the warmest, funniest, most supportive mentor and supervisor any teacher here had ever worked for. He cared deeply for his teachers and I remember times when he sat with me and gave wise counsel while making me laugh. To think that he must have done this hundreds of times for every teacher over the course of each year is awe inspiring. He was protective and loyal and in return, we had a staff that stuck around for many years. Jules made Booker T. Washington a relaxed and warm place to come to each day. I remember that he started a basketball game one day in the gym with staff and had a BTW staff softball team. Any idea was worth a try so if you wanted to create a program, showcase, or event, he was all in.
I will be eternally grateful to him for fostering the skill set that serves me today.
I will miss him and I will have love in my heart for him forever.

Andrea Wertheimer

December 3, 2019

Dear Mrs. Linden and Family,

I have many fond memories of working w/Mr. Linden at Booker T. His devotion to the students and staff set a strong example for everyone to try their best. When the "going got rough" or I became discouraged, Jules' gentle sense of humor helped me to think about new ways to become a better teacher.

Jules truly loved to watch the students learn and he enjoyed reading students' writing samples,especially their autobiographies. His positive feedback made many students feel such pride in learning. May Mr. Linden's memory be a blessing.

Sincerely, Andrea Wertheimer

Elana Elster

November 30, 2019

Dear Linden Family,

I was so sad to learn of Mr. Linden's death.

I am one of the hundreds who owe their career to Mr. Linden. His humor, kindness, and high expectations nurtured me and so many others at Booker T. I will forever be grateful for the lessons I learned from him.

As I sit at his desk on 107th Street, no day passes where I don't feel the weight of the legacy he entrusted to me.

Elana Elster

Jonathan Bauchner

November 29, 2019

The best uncle a guy could have. Such fond and amazing memories growing up that will always be treasured.