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Patricia Edris Levin

Resident of San Francisco

Suddenly in San Francisco on September 16, 2010 at the age of 60. Loving daughter of Charles Pivnick and the late Janice Pivnick; beloved wife of Gary Levin for 39 years; caring mother of Jonathan and his fianc‚e Ariel Shulman, Marc and his fianc‚e Jennifer Landres, and Diana and her husband Evan Ben-Artzi; dear sister of Barrett Lucero and loving aunt of Hayley Lucero.

She was born in San Francisco on November 20, 1949, and attended Lowell High School. She majored in French as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors and Distinction in 1970. She also completed a Master's of Arts degree in French Literature at Stanford University in 1972. Patricia worked both as a teacher and a tutor in her early career in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the past two decades, she worked as a copy editor for several catalogue firms and other organizations.

Patricia was a third generation San Franciscan and a lifelong member and active leader at Congregation Beth Sholom, where she served on the board as both Secretary and Vice President. She also served on the Lowell High School Alumni Association Board, and contributed to many other community organizations. An avid Francophile, she continued to study French at the Alliance Fran‡aise and in private classes throughout her life. Her life's passion was speaking and translating the French language as well as traveling to France. Other interests included reading, knitting, and needlepointing, as well as spending time with her many friends in the community. Patricia was a beautiful, intelligent, and dignified woman who loved her family passionately. We will love her forever.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2010, at 2:00 PM at SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1501 Divisadero St. at Geary Blvd. Interment to follow at Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: Congregation Beth Sholom, 318-15th Avenue, S.F., CA 94118 or Lowell Alumni Association, P.O. Box 320009, S.F., CA 94132-0009.

SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sept. 18, 2010
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