Leona Levine
March 10, 2021

LEONA LEVINE: On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, born January 7, 1921, in Braddock, PA to Julius and Bertha Rosenfeld. Leona lived a full 100-year life.  Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Arthur, her sisters Ella, Rose, Florence and Julia, and her brothers Ted and Albert. Survived by her loving children, Gerald (partner Janet), Arnold (Linda) and Linda (George), who was her primary caregiver and comforter in her declining years; grandchildren Jeffrey, Jill (Keith) and Aaron (Nicole) and great grandchildren, Evander, Ella and Morgan. Also survived by her dear nieces and nephews, George Kohut (Geri), Sandi Oliver (Bob), Allan Levine (Jan), Susan Antis and Jack Sussman (Marsha) and by Mona Levine and always-caring Ruth Levine. She personified the adage that a Yiddishe momma – no matter how old or successful her children might be – never stops worrying about them.  Through her advanced years she retained a sharp mind, a sometimes sharp and non-PC tongue, and the ability to take a joke, even at her own expense. Her extraordinary life spanned the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, WWII, the turbulent 60s, lunar exploration, and the internet age. She was not going to depart it until she reached triple digits…and could vote in the November 2020 elections. Services and Interment were held at Ahavath Achim Cemetery, Forest Hills. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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Linda, Arnold and Jerry please accept our deepest sympathy for your dear Mother. Her friendship was truly sincere. Our backyards all connected in the 1960\'s, our bridge game etc......great memories, I have recipes from Leona, knitted booties for cold nights. It was so wonderful in 2015, Linda brought Leona to our 65th wedding anniversary party. May her memory be a blessing. We have great pictures from that party. Love, Rita & Harold Young

By Rita & Harold Young - March 20, 2021

Leona was a second mother to me while I lived at her house during my student teaching at Gateway High School. We kept in touch for more than 50 years. My husband, Jeff, and I always marvelled at her cards and notes each holiday season. She was a remarkable women. As we in the Orthodox Church say, "Memory Eternal.:" Bonita Bisogni Zdrale

By Bonita Zdrale - March 19, 2021

My sweet, loving, caring Aunt will be very missed. My heart felt sympathy to all my family in this time of need. Now she is with my mother and all her other siblings. She was one in a million.

By Sandi Oliver - March 16, 2021

I am so privileged to have known Aunt Leona. George and I will miss her energy and wit. Our hearts are with you all. Much Love and Comfort.

By Geri Kohut - March 16, 2021

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. She and my Mom, Anita Schachter Middleman, were childhood friends. May her memory be a blessing.

By Frani Averbach - March 15, 2021