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Harry Levy

January 11, 1935 January 10, 2022
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We regret to inform you of the passing of Harry Levy, who passed away peacefully on January 10, 2022 at his home of 55 years in Yorktown Heights, NY

He passed one day before his 87th Birthday.

He was pre-deceased by his mother Dora Leibowitz Levy, his father Alexander Levy, and 4 of his brothers, Benjamin, Meyer, Henry and Daniel. His youngest brother Abraham lives in Miami. He is further survived by the family he held most dear, his wife of 62 years, the love of his life, Taube Moskovitz Levy and his dear children Deborah R. Levy of Yorktown Hts. NY. and Dr. Joel F. Levy (Sondra) of Larchmont, NY. Additionally, he is survived by the joys of his life, his grandchildren Alex (Brooklyn), Marisa/Rob (Harrison, NY) and Danielle (Manhattan). He is also predeceased by his Loving Parents in - Laws, which Harry considered his second parents, Minnie and Rev. Morris S. Moskovitz. He also has many nieces and nephews scattered about the country, who loved him dearly as well.

Harry was born in Kingston, NY January 11, 1935. He graduated from Kingston High School in 1953. He played basketball and baseball on the school teams. While going to school Harry worked very hard to help support his mother and father and his two younger brothers at home. He worked with his father on soda trucks and he is lovingly remembered as having worked at Neko's Pharmacy as a "Soda Jerk" and a Short order cook! Harry made the best grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches! He furthered his education at business school in Utica NY.

After being told by his brother Ben, IBM in Kingston was hiring, Harry applied for the job and was indeed hired in 1954. He remained at this one company for his whole working life of 32 years. Harry was recognized many times throughout the years for his ideas on how to improve efficiency and to create better ways of doing business.

Harry’s marriage to Taube was a true love story. One day while on Kingston Point Beach he saw a beautiful teenaged girl and asked his friend Harry who that beautiful girl was. His friend replied , “that is not just a girl, that s my cousin Taube Moskovitz! “ A year or two later, Taube asked Harry how he was doing and they decided to meet in the Bronx for their first date. On September 5,1959 Harry married his soulmate Taube, at The Burnside Manor in the Bronx. Harry resided in Kingston, Tarrytown NY and later moved to Yorktown Heights, with his wife and two Children, where he remained until his death.

After 32 years with IBM, Harry retired. He had many hobbies and loved volunteering. Some of his hobbies included gardening where he planted lots of vegetables and flowers on his property. He always got so much praise on his beautiful flowers and was quite proud of them.

Harry was also a huge sports fan. While he worked for IBM, he played on the IBM Baseball team (A lot of the time, games were played at Wilken's Fruit farm.) This was not just a casual get together. These guys took this game seriously and played quite hard. There were several times Harry was quite seriously banged up while protecting the plate as a catcher. He loved to bowl in the IBM league as well, and was always near the top of the stats in high game and average.

Harry loved to attend baseball games at the former Shea Stadium to see the Mets and then also enjoyed seeing the Yankees at their stadium in the Bronx. Harry was pretty limited in his later years, but always expressed an interest in seeing a Yankee game. Well, with the stars finally aligned and we had a special family gathering at Yankee stadium, watching the game, eating popcorn and hot dogs and experiencing the thrill of the game. It was a terrific day. It was to be his last Yankee Game in Sept. 2019. He shared the day with the people who loved him most, his Wife Taube, two children Joel and Debbie and his grandchildren Alex, Marisa (Rob) and Danielle .

In Sep 2019, just before Covid hit, Harry and Taube were able to attend the marriage of their granddaughter Marisa to Rob Schwartz. It was another milestone day, as Harry and Taube had been married 60 years earlier to the day.

While at home Harry enjoyed all sports especially baseball, basketball and football on TV. He always had a bag of potato chips with him, while watching the game. Harry passed his love of baseball unto his children and grandchildren.

Harry also loved animals had had several dogs, most of them were miniature Schnauzers ( Always made donations to help Animals). He even in the earlier years adored his two cats. When Harry and Taube moved to Yorktown, they joined the former Yorktown Jewish Center where they were congregants for over 40 years. In the late 60's to 70's Harry was very active at the YJC Men's Club eventually becoming president. He enjoyed setting up many events and helping the Center raise funds. His Jewishness was very important to him. He was very proud to read Hebrew and would often chant a bit louder than his neighbor.

Later on, Harry would pursue his passions with volunteering at local hospitals. He spent in many years at Northern Westchester Hospital at the Senior Center where he was instrumental in getting Computers for the Senior Center through a special program through IBM. Harry cared about Seniors in our community and even made friends with some people who were older than he. When his volunteering at NWHC in Mt. Kisco came to an end, Harry continued his volunteering at Peekskill Hospital (Hudson Valley Hospital) in Cortlandt Manor/ Peekskill, NY. He volunteered with Pharmacy Transport as a "Runner", and the Patient Dog Visiting Program . While at Peekskill Hospital, once again Harry applied for new Wheelchairs for the Hospital under the IBM program to help out in the community. There was a article in the paper featuring Harry with this accomplishment. No doubt, Harry was a very compassionate and loving man, who loved his family , extended family and community.

Harry's biggest accomplishment was his family. He would go into work at 5 am, so he could be home with his wife and children every evening.

Even with many obstacles in his life, he was able to endure and thrive, with the love of his family. Harry will always be remembered as a good man with a fun-loving hearty laugh. Everyone that met, Harry loved him. To his family, Harry was very Brave and their Hero! Above all, he maintained a “Good Name” til the end.

Rest well “Tzvi Hersh ben Eliyahu(Alexander) Ha’levi”

Due to Covid there was a Private Graveside funeral held at King Solomon Cemetery, in Clifton N.J. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

If you would Like to make a donation in Harry Levy's memory, please make it to the Mental Health Association of
Westchester @ 580 White Plains Road,Suite 510, Tarrytown NY 10591,
Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter 2649 South Road, Suite 101,Poughkeepsie, NY 12601,
SNARR NorthEast-Special Needs Animal Rescue, PO 307, White Plains, NY 10602, and SPCA Westchester 590 N State Road, Briarcliff, Manor NY 10510
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Memorial Contribution

Mental Health Association of Westchester

Alzheimer's Association

SNARR Northeast - Special Needs Animal Rescue


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