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Littleford, Julian SAN DIEGO-- Exceptional teacher, dancer, husband, father, friend. Julian, 53, died of cancer at home on August 31, 2013. His talent led him from London to The Martha Graham Company in NYC where he met and married his soul mate, Carol S. Mead. He opened JL Body Conditioning Pilates, one of the first studios in San Diego County. As a Master Teacher, he was internationally sought- after. He is survived by his wife and two miracle children, Samantha and Thomas, in San Diego; parents David and Christine Littleford and sister Mandy McDougall in Eng. Celebration of life: Sept. 22nd, 3 p.m. at 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Contributions: Villa Musica, (858) 550- 8100, or Kaleidoscope Dance Company (317) 940-6555.

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Sep. 6, 2013.
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August 31, 2020
Today and many other days we remember Julian a friend to us and to many others lucky enough to have met him. Always a delight with a positive personality and fabulous wit and humor. We remember him and we will always
Love Richard and Cathy
Richard Taubman
November 6, 2013
For Julian's family, I haven't been a student for about 11 years as we moved to LA about then. Julian was amazingly talented and motivational- a joy to be with. My husband and I were students for about 2 years. He made a clear and huge difference in our lives, both physically and emotionally. We were so sad to hear of your loss.
John and Robin Renfro.
October 26, 2013
Carol -
I don't know if you would remember me, but you and Julian stayed in my mobile home many years ago when you were teaching in Tallahassee. I just found out about Julian's passing, and I wanted to send my condolences. He was a great guy - I know he will be missed.
Sharyn Heiland
September 21, 2013
I can hear his laughter still ! He was a great teacher and a wonderful friend . Thank You for blessing our lives with your presence .
Love , Light and Joy
krista Thomas
September 12, 2013
Oh Carol...this is devastating news I am just hearing...the many years of memories flood. Strangely, I have been watching him on video in Plain Of Prayer for weeks now without knowing he is gone. My heart goes out to you and your children. What a beautiful person he was...I am so very sad. I send you my love and deepest deepest sympathy. Terese Capucilli
Terese Capucilli
September 11, 2013
Carol ,Sammy and Tom our Condolences goes out to u guys ...Julian will be truly missed but Wherever his at he is watching over u as a family . And smiling down .. Lots of love The salgado family...
Leticia Salgado
September 10, 2013
Our hearts are broken for you, Carol, and your beautiful daughter and son. Julian was an amazing, kind and generous person who really touched us. Thank you for sharing him and his talents with your PDG dancers and families. We are thinking of you with love.
The Zumberge Family
September 10, 2013
Dear Carol, Cathy and I send you and your children our sincerest condolences having learned today of Dear Julian's passing. As you and all who knew him know that he was the most special spirit that we all had ever known. His wonderful charm and the elegance that he was made him so very very special. There was not a kinder, sweeter more generous person around.Cathy and I will miss him and feel so sad that we lost touch with him these many years. Whenever I dropped in to say hello he was always the same, gracious, loving kind and considerate. we hope and pray that his love for all of you and his loving memory will sustain you through this hardest time. May you all be filled with only the most wonderful memories of him. May you be comforted by all those who had the high pleasure of knowing him. Love to you today Carol and always,
Cathy Scholl and Richard Taubman
September 9, 2013
I can't imagine that that voice of my long time friend won't be on the other end of the phone line exchanging silly stories as we had as roommates in NYC as dancers and all along our lives for over 30 yrs
I was older but I learned so much from Julian
He was my role model for most of my adult life
I remember when he and carol started dating when we were on tour in Paris
I remember being a groomsman in his wedding
I remember his laugh
His talent his loyalty his kindness
He taught me about family and goodness and friendship and most of all love
Life will never be the same again
He was a great man in the top three of the great men I have known in my life
I can't believe he's gone and I can't believe I will never see him again
My heart breaks for Carol precious friend wife and mom and Sammy and Tommy
May God be with you three comfort you all the days of your lives
Good by sweet prince
Tom Smith
September 9, 2013
Our sympathy to Carol, Samatha, and Tommy. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time. May your lovely memories of Julian sustain you.
Susan and Robert Lehman, Jupiter, Fl. and Madison, Wisconsin
September 9, 2013
Carol, Love to you, Sam, and Thomas. I know Julian's spirit will live on for you in the faces and hearts of your precious children each day. Take care of yourself. Joan Heylman your friend from Bishop's
Joan Heylman
September 9, 2013
Dear Carol,
I am so sad to hear of the loss of Julian. He was a wonderful human being and his passing is way to premature. My thoughts are with you.
Bill Goss
Bill Goss
September 9, 2013
Julian Littleford was my best friend and buddy for over 30 years. We met dancing together for the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York where Julian was to become a Principal Dancer and I the company's Rehearsal Director. We have been part of each other's lives throughout the years as we went on to other cities, jobs, families and communities, but we always made time to see each other and share our thoughts and feelings on life, love, business, relationships, religion, politics and everything else including the kitchen sink. Just the sight of each other would cheer us up tremendously because we each lit up something inside each other. We were brothers, we were pals. We loved each other unconditionally, and we were proud of what each had accomplished and achieved, and supported each other in times of hardship. We loved to talk about our dancing days, the old times, and all of the friends and dancers we had known together, and I was always grateful to be included as a member of his immediate family with his beautiful wife Carol, and children Samantha and Thomas. No doubt he will be remembered for his insightful and creative contributions to the Pilates community, but I will always hold him in my heart for the love and friendship which he offered to me so unquestioningly and so generously, and for which I hope I was able to return a fraction of to him.
David Hochoy
September 8, 2013
He always brought a smile into our home when he picked up Sam from piano. He brought beauty into the world through his dance and teaching, and through his beloved wife and children. Our thoughts are with you Carol, Sam and Tom-love you!
Anita Weedmark
September 7, 2013
My wife Cindi and I studied Pilates with Julian for over a year and it completely changed our health lives. May God bless the family in appreciation for loaning Julian to all of us for all those years.
Bob Bekins
September 7, 2013
My heart is filled with sadness as I heard the news of Julian's passing. I feel honored to have known him and will never forget his smile. My prayers are with his family.
Sandra Sabonjian
September 7, 2013
I was lucky enough as a Graham student to watch him dance, and again as a Pilates teacher to experience his enthusiasm and knowledge. Sending prayers to his wife and children, and to his studio.
Linda Mannheim
September 6, 2013
God bless you Julian. My thoughts and prayers go out to your loved ones.
Liz Loxke
September 6, 2013
Julian touched many lives. He was a gift from God to my dear friend, Carol Mead. I deeply mourn the loss of his life and pray for peace and comfort for you, Carol and your beautiful children. Much love and heartfelt sympathy. Angie Perkins
Angie Perkins
September 6, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Julian's passing. I was a student of his from 98-03 and was always amazed at his knowledge! I still hear him in my head when I work out. There was always a smile and an amazing workout waiting for me. He was such a talent and will be dearly missed. My heart goes out to his wife and children.
September 6, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
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