Charles Julian

Cantor Charles Julian, 90, died April 1, 2011.
Mr. Julian was born on the British ship, RMS Carmania, arriving in the United States with his parents who were emigrating from Liverpool, England.He grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., and was a talented singer and dancer. He performed in the Catskills, burlesque, theater clubs and on Broadway and served in special services as a performer during World War II. Later he operated his own school of dance. As a volunteer cantorial solist, Mr. Julian was  invited to pursue his cantorial and education degrees at Hebrew Union College and earned his bachelor of sacred music. He served as cantor/educational director at several congregations, including Temple Emanu-El in Tucson. After retirement he returned to acting in the theater and on-screen.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Sally; children, Peggy (Richard) Langert of Tucson, Emily Dawson of Tucson, Martha (Jonathan) Mann of Phoenix and Andrew Julian of Tucson; and seven grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at Evergreen Cemetery in the Congregation Anshei Israel section, with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish National Fund.