Julius was a colleague, a friend, and an inspiration to all of us at The Springfield Institute. His commitment to young people; the way he combined art, critical analysis, and faith; and his intuitive kindness stand out for me. Julius was a founding member of our organizing committee (scroll down), and there is no one who better embodies the spirit of what we seek to accomplish in Springfield and the region. In this sense, Julius will continue to provide direction for all of us.
Here is Julius’ lovely obituary. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 12th, from 3:30 until 6:30 at Douglass Funeral Service in Amherst. A funeral service will be at 7PM that evening at First Congregational Church in Amherst.
Here (PDF) is a beautiful tribute to Julius written by Magdalena Gomez last night. Apparently, Julius noticed a rainbow as he left the office on Wednesday afternoon, and he took the trouble to go back in and get his colleagues so they could see it too.
A friend with whom he traveled to South Africa in February created a wonderful tribute video. If you don’t see it above, click here.