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STUDLEY--Julien J., 88, a prominent real estate broker and advisor, passed away at his home on October 13, 2015, survived by his cherished and devoted wife of 28 years, Jane Studley. When the Nazis invaded Belgium in 1940, Julien's family fled first to Cuba, finally arriving in the United States in 1944, when Julien was 16. After serving in the US Army from 1950-1953 during the Korean War, Julien returned to New York City, where he established a real estate brokerage firm, Julien J. Studley, Inc., in 1954. This firm became the foremost tenant-oriented commercial real estate firm in New York and later in major cities throughout the United States. Julien became widely-known as a thoughtful and valued advisor to commercial tenants on all real estate matters and was highly respected by his colleagues and clients. However, his passion for life extended well beyond his professional duties. Julien was also a leader in the philanthropic community in New York, serving as Chairman of the New School for Social Research, from which he received the Distinguished Service Award in 1997. He was also the Chairman of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and served as a significant member of the Boards of Lincoln Center and The Graduate School of CUNY. All those who were privileged to know him will miss his friendship, compassion, wisdom, and readiness to help others. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Jacob, his sister-in-law Helen Studley, his stepson Ni jun and Ni jun's wife LuLu, and his beloved step-grandchildren Adam and Benjamin. Funeral services will be held at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street, New York City on October 16, at 10:00am. Burial will follow at The Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, New York. Donations in Julien's memory may be made to the New School or to any charity of your choice.

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Published in New York Times on Oct. 14, 2015.
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October 17, 2015
Julien, you were a true gentleman, and we all will miss you.
Steve Zolotow
October 16, 2015
Julien was an inspiration to all those who knew him. I started my career under his guidance and also enjoyed playing poker with him. He was a great man who will be greatly missed.
Brad Stone
October 15, 2015
to Jacob, Jane & all your families,

Julien was a terrific man, a great patron of education and the arts, an enthusiastic supporter of so many artists and artisans in NYC and the Valley, a passionate advocate for civil liberty and, most importantly, a mentor and friend. .

I will long remember our afternoon lunches...talking about art, politics, food, real estate...all the things he loved.

Thanks for everything you gave to all of us, Julien.

Matthew Bialecki, AIA
October 15, 2015
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with Julien's family during this difficult time. He will be missed by the entire community of New Paltz, NY. His friendship and compassion to everyone that he knew was simply outstanding.
Chief Joe Snyder, New Paltz Police Dept
Joe Snyder
October 14, 2015
You have always been larger than life to me. Im so proud to call you my uncle. Life won't be the same. We love you.
Alexandra Studley
October 14, 2015
Thanks for his generosity at SUNY New Paltz. Your name on the Studley Theatre will always remind us of his kindness.

Love and blessings to the Studley family.
Jan Hammond
October 14, 2015
You will be missed as a friend, a mentor and a mensch. Unique and irreplaceable- an inspiration to us all. An extraordinary human being who brought sunshine and sparkle into our world.
Michael, Elena, Daniel Rossman
October 14, 2015
Always there. Always missed. To my mentor Julien.
John Mannix
October 14, 2015
A very nice and honest man.
Richard ROTH Jr.
Richard ROTH Jr.
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