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Hart Day Leavitt

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LEAVITT, Hart Day On October 29, 2008, a member of Phillips Academy's English Department from 1937 to 1975, died October 10, 2008 at Edgewood, a retirement community in North Andover, following a lengthy illness. He was 98, and for many years had lived in Andover, around the corner from the campus he served for so long. Mr. Leavitt's wife, Carol, passed away in 2000 after 63 years of marriage. Mr. Leavitt is survived by their three children, Sara (Sally) Leavitt Blackburn of Newport News, VA, Edward (Ned) A. Leavitt of New York City, and Judith (Judy) P. Leavitt of Wayland, MA; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hart Leavitt was a dedicated teacher at Andover, Harvard and Tufts. His enthusiasms were many including Jazz (he played Tenor in many bands from the 1930's, until he was 95), classical music (clarinet), photography, carpentry, stagecraft and writing (author of 3 books including the very popular STOP, LOOK AND WRITE). For those who wish to make memorial gifts honoring Hart Leavitt, the family has suggested that contributions be sent to Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover MA 01810. Checks should be made payable to the Trustees of Phillips Academy, in memory of Hart Leavitt. Friends, colleagues, and former students are invited to contact or share remembrances with his son, Ned, at [email protected] A memorial celebration of Mr.Leavitt"s life will be held on Saturday November 15, 2008 at 1 PM in Kemper Auditorium on Phillips Academy campus. All are invited to attend. Arrangements are under the direction of The Conte Funeral Home 17 Third St. NORTH ANDOVER, MA.

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