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Julius Y. Schlesinger


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Julius Y. Schlesinger Obituary
May 22, 1919 - January 24, 2018 Julius Y. Schlesinger was born on May 22, 1919 in New York City. He was a proud graduate of Townsend Harris High School, attended The City College of New York and graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. It was there he met his future wife Emma to whom he was married for over 71 years. During the war he was stationed at the Greenville Army Air Base and rose to the rank of Sergeant. After the war, Julius and Emma moved to California to join other family members who were already there and he, his brother-in-law and other family members started the family business, Westside Paper Company. Julius and Emma raised their three sons, Lewis, George, and Joe, in Studio City. Julius was a long-term member of VJCC, later known as Adat Ari El, and twice served as the synagogue president. After his retirement from business, he volunteered as controller for many years at the synagogue. As a university student, Julius and many of his acquaintances were activists who fought for workers' rights and equality for minorities. Having what he called a "social conscious" led him to be caught up in the "Red Scare" of the '40s and '50s. In addition to his three sons, Julius is survived by his two daughters-in-law, Marcia and Paula, his five grandchildren, Alisa, Ariella, Yoav, Jennifer, and Avital, as well as nine great-grandchildren. Julius always carried a tune, had a smile on his face, and epitomized joie de vivre. Services will be held at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills at 2pm on Friday, January 26.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 26, 2018
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