Julius (Jules) Byron Levine


LEVINE, Julius B. 79 of Brookline, MA died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Devoted son of the late Lewis L. and Celia (Gurewitz) Levine, he was born (February 8, 1939) in and grew up in Waterville, Maine, and was a graduate of Waterville High School (nationally recognized debater and American Legion Boys Nation delegate), Harvard College Class of 1960 (A.B. summa cum laude in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, Class Orator. Class Valedictorian; member of Winthrop House), Harvard Law School (J.D. cum laude, 1964), and Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar, D.Phil., 1969). 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. The funeral was held on Thursday, April 12 at the Levine Chapel in Brookline, MA. Burial was at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 158 Hicks Street, Portland, Maine. Shiva was announced at the funeral. 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.

Published in slightly different form in The Boston Globe on Apr. 12, 2018.