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1929-2012 SOUTH EGREMONT Mr. Sy Levy, 83, of Greenwood Circle in South Egremont passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 at his home.
Born April 24, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York he was the son of Benjamin and Hattie Imerman Levy. He graduated from Erasmus High School in Brooklyn in 1947 and attended New York University.
Mr. Levy was the founder and president of March Advertising in New York City. He has been recognized in "Who's Who in America" for his contributions to direct marketing.
He married his wife, the former Suzanne Newman, on February 2, 1949 in New York. Sy and Suzanne moved to the Berkshires in 1971 and have spent the last 16 years in Egremont.
He was an avid fisherman and was a member of the Berkshire Fishing Club. He also loved gardening but above all else Sy cherished spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Suzanne Levy, along with two sons Jeffrey and his wife Diane of Queens, NY and Benjamin of Yonkers, NY, his daughter Honor Levy of Baton Rouge, LA and four grandchildren Jessica, Joshua, Nathaniel and Declan Levy. He also leaves his niece and nephew Deborah and Mark Weinstein who had a special place in his heart.
He was predeceased by a brother Murray and a sister Shirley.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A service celebrating the life of the late Sy Levy will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 1 p.m. at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA, conducted by Rev. Richard Hayes, chaplain with HospiceCare in the Berkshires. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Egremont.
Remembrances may be sent to the family through www.finnertyandstevens.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 10, 2012