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January 26, 1923 - March 2, 2019
1923-2019 – Leon Levitt died at home at age 96 on March 2, 2019, after an illness of a few months. Born in the Bronx, Leon spent most of his adult life in Los Angeles except for a 27-year interlude in Metro Detroit, Michigan. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, ran a business with his father in Los Angeles, and later became a high school teacher and community college instructor while earning his doctorate in education at USC. He served on the faculty at USC, Loyola Marymount (where he was also Dean of Summer and Continuing Education), and at Madonna University in Michigan, retiring at age 87. While in Michigan, he was active in Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring. Leon is survived by his wife, Kathryn Anderson-Levitt and by his former wife Esther Mayo Levitt, by his children Daniel, David, Alan, Noah and Anna Levitt, and by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Doctors Without Borders in Leon’s name.