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  • "Marsy, Juliet, Justin. We had no idea this happened. Just..."
    - Mary Copp
  • "prfm: I am so grateful that we crossed paths. You deeply..."
    - Leland Franklin
  • "What an amazing person and what a remarkable life. I feel..."
    - Crystal johnson
  • "I'm glad Prof. Mittlemann got to meet my wife and we got to..."
    - Hari Tyagi
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    - Mei-Mei Ellerman
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We celebrate the life of Josef Mittlemann who passed suddenly on November 29, 2017. He was surrounded by his family and is survived by Marsy Mittlemann, his sister Beth, and his two children, Justin and Juliet. His life's work was fueled by his continued desire and drive to provide for his family and his loved ones. He defined a life of completion and success, wherein he created a vibrant and unique impression that decorated the lives of the ones he so loved. The influence Josef had on his family and his student community cannot be simply worded as there will always be an incalculable love we feel for him. There are no worldly boundaries that could be the parameters to describe Josef as a husband, father and teacher. Josef was a graduate of Brown University with a Master's Degree in Education from Harvard University. He followed his passion as an educator, teacher and mentor. He was an adored and revered professor at Brown University for many years and was acknowledged with two prestigious awards: the Inaugural Engineering Impact Award and the Undergraduate Student Council Teaching Excellence Award. All the while Josef cultivated a tremendously successful career as the Founder of Empire Realty Group and as a Real Estate Developer in New York City. More pillars of his success survive him in the existence of The Paladin, The Grand Sutton and Silver Towers. He was an accomplished triathlete competing and training up until his final breath. One of his greatest pleasures was to ride his bicycle atop the many peaks and mountains scattered across the world. Our love for Josef will sustain and illuminate the corridors and paths that are now laid before us.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 3, 2017
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