The flag flew half mast at the Levy Senior Center in memory of the Center's dear benefactor, Joseph Levy, Jr. through Monday, Feb 18. Joseph Levy, Jr. passed away on February 15, 2019.
Joe will long be remembered for his generosity, kindness and philanthropy. He founded the Levy Senior Centers and served on the boards of Northwestern Kellogg Business School and the Culver Academies.
He was also a longtime board member of Temple Sholom, The Chicago History Museum and Evanston Hospital.
The Levy Senior Center is commemorating Joe Levy with a memorial bunting. There is also memorial book for Levy members and area residents to sign and share memories. Contributions may be made to the Levy Senior Center Foundation, 300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 or on the Levy Senior Center Foundation website in memory of Joe.
About Joe Levy
A 2007 profile of Levy in Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management alumni magazine said that Levy, who earned his Kellogg degree in 1947, believed "Entrepreneurs never get too old if they love what they're doing and are doing it well."
He was the fourth generation of a Chicago-area entrepreneurial family, whose great-grandfather ran a horse-and-buggy business. And after working at his father's auto dealership, he opened his own Buick dealership in Evanston, which he says became the largest dealer for the brand in the world.
Levy later launched a venture management firm to help other entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The Levy Senior Center of Evanston is named in acknowledgement of Joe Levy and his family's generous contributions to the community.
Joe Levy, Jr., served on the Levy Senior Center Foundation board, and his countless philanthropic efforts have left an immeasurable impact. Gifts may be made in memory of Joe Levy and his lifework online, via mail, or at the Levy Senior Center front desk.
Article courtesy Evanston Now.
Joseph Levy, Jr., 92, beloved husband for 66 years of Carole nee Kahane; loving father of Jan (Bruce) Tranen, Beth (James) Reiman and Nancy (Richard) Simon; cherished grandfather of Charles (Heather), David, Anne and Steven; great grandfather of William and Nathaniel; dear uncle of Judith Newton and several grand nieces and nephews.
Joe will long be remembered for his generosity, kindness and philanthropy. He founded the Levy Senior Centers and served on the boards of Northwestern Kellogg Business School and the Culver Academies. He was also a longtime board member of Temple Sholom, The Chicago History Museum and Evanston Hospital.
A memorial service will be held Monday, February 18, 1:30 PM at Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Levy Senior Center Foundation, 300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 or on the Levy Senior Center Foundation website.
Info: Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 847-256-5700.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 17, 2019
Obituary via Legacy.com
Memorial services for Joe were on Monday, February 18 at 1:30 pm at Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Avenue Glencoe, IL 60022. The Levy Center bus provided transportation to and from the memorial service. Shiva was be held at Northmoor Country Club, 850 Edgewood Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 from 3pm-6pm on February 18.