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Dr. Jack Davis Levengood

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Dr.  Jack Davis Levengood Obituary
Dr. Jack Davis Levengood of Coatesville Dr. Jack Davis Levengood, 80, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, surrounded by his loving family after a short, but courageous battle with mesothelioma. Dr. Levengood was the husband of Marilyn Helfrich Levengood. They celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on April 18th of this year. Born in Westwood, Pa. on July 26, 1933, Jack was the son of William Darlington and Mildred Brownback Levengood. He was a graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville. He served his country for 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War in the Coding Service on the USS Northampton in the North Atlantic. He graduated from Penn State University in Secondary Education. He then received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965. He practiced at Brandywine Animal Hospital until he opened the Towerville Veterinary Clinic in Coatesville in 1976, where he practiced until the time of his passing. Dr. Levengood was a member of the Hemlock Lodge, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Assoc., the Penn State Alumni Assoc. and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He was a member of the Olivet United Methodist Church. When Dr. Levengood was not caring for his patients he could be found spending time with his family, working in his garden, or reading a book on the beach at White Crystal or his favorite beach in Vieques, P.R. He and his wife, along with spending time at their home in Vieques, enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean and Europe. Dr. Levengood will be greatly missed. He is survived, in addition to his wife, by his four children, Melissa Jobe, wife of Tim, of Gap, Amy Recke, wife of Sean, of Bethlehem, Karin Graver, wife of Jason, of Allentown and Kyle Levengood of Souderton; five grandchildren, Isabelle Jobe, Jack Jobe, Joshua Recke, Kaitlyn Recke and Adam Recke; and his beloved dog, "Trotter." He was predeceased by his siblings, William "Skip" Levengood and Jean Levengood Frost. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7th, at the Parkesburg United Methodist Church, 411 Main St, Parkesburg, PA 19365. The viewing will be held on both Tuesday, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg and again on Wednesday morning at the Parkesburg United Methodist Church from 10 until 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please share a remembrance of your pet by bringing a nonreturnable photo. Contributions may also be made in honor of Adam Recke, Jack's grandson, through "The Race for Adam Foundation", ATTN: Matt Tobias, 2020 Harold Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104. www.RaceForAdam.org Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com
Published in The Daily Local on May 3, 2014
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