Julian H. Mates
Julian H. Mates, of Glen Cove, died on July 17, 2010 at age 83. He was a celebrated scholar of the American Musical Theatre, founder of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the C.W. Post Campus. Doctor Mates was a professor of English at Hofstra and then at C.W. Post for close to 50 years. He graduated from Brooklyn College in 1949 and earned a doctorate from Columbia University in 1959. He published numerous academic articles and books, including The American Musical Stage before 1800. He served in the Navy during WWII.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, chair of the Media Arts Department at C.W. Post; daughters, Karen of Berkeley, CA (Margit) and Jessica of Manhattan and son Ethan of Los Angeles, CA. Grandfather of Amin, Xaimara and Elijah.
Arrangments made by Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Interment private. A memorial service will be held on the C.W. Post Campus in the fall.