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Leon Levy Obituary
Leon Levy

Age 96, a retired Wilmington periodontist, died of complications from Alzheimer's on January 24, 2011, at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Dr. Levy was born on November 2, 1914 in Wilmington, Delaware and married Alma Eisenhandler in Wilmington on April 6, 1941. After serving in the US Army as a Captain of the Dental Corp, 5th Army in WW II, he practiced general dentistry from 1946 through 1960 and periodontal dentistry from 1960 through 1996. He served as President of the Delaware State Dental Society in 1960.

Dr. Levy was a member of the Washington Lodge #1 Masons and a Life Member of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine at Nur Temple and was a Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Delaware.

Dr. Levy is survived by his wife, Alma (nee Eisenhandler) residing in the Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, Maryland and by his two sons and their families. Living in Maryland is Arnold Levy, MD, his wife, Maureen Cannon, Arnold's children Adrienne and Bryan Malickson and Meryl and Byron Cross, and his grandson, Ari Malickson. Living in New Jersey and working in Philadelphia is Michael Levy, MD, PhD, his wife, Phyllis Savar Levy. Their children Robert and Lauren live and work in New York City. Dr. Levy was a beloved patriarch with a zeal for excellence. For him, family was of the utmost importance and timing was everything. His love and encouragement will live on forever.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Tuesday, January 25, at Schoenberg Memorial Chapel, 519 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Delaware. Interment will take place at Beth Emeth Memorial Park on Faukland Road. The family will be receiving visitors at the home of Alma's sister, Joy Aloisi, 1306 Veale Road, where Shiva will be held 6 pm. Shiva will be held at 7:30 pm, on January 26th and 27th at the home of Michael and Phyllis Levy, 26 Oak Ridge Drive, Voorhees, NJ 08043.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the , 800-272-3900. (
Published in The News Journal on Jan. 25, 2011
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