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On Friday, April 10, 2009, Stanley Byron Levin, age 70, passed away after a lengthy illness.
Stanley was the fourth of six specialized Levin brothers born to Rose and Abe Levin of Pensacola, Florida. Stanley was predeceased by his parents and brothers, David, Martin, and Allen. Stanley is survived by his son, Sherrod Levin, and daughter, Wendy Levin, his two brothers, Herman and Frederic, and many other loving family members, including nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, and cousins.
Stanley was born in Pensacola on November 18, 1938. He went to school in Pensacola and after graduation from Pensacola High School, he attended undergraduate school and received his business degree in 1960 from the University of Florida graduating in 1963. In addition, he received specialized training in tax law from New York University and returned to Pensacola entering the practice of law with the law firm of Levin & Askew.
Throughout his legal career, Stanley practiced estates and trusts, as well as tax law.
In addition to his legal career, Stanley, who was a single parent and extremely close to his children, got involved with his son, Sherrod, in the Boys Club of Pensacola. In so doing, Stanley met Roy Jones, Jr. and his father and became a very active member of the Boys Club and its boxing program. He became friends with Roy Jones, Jr. and later became involved in his boxing career.
After the 1988 Olympics in Korea, during which Roy Jones, Jr. was robbed of his Gold Medal in Boxing, Stanley became very involved in the promotion and management of Roy's career and several other champion boxers.
During his involvement in boxing, Stanley was selected in 1944 as the Rocky Marciano Boxing Manager of the Year, and in 1995, he was selected Co-Manager of the Year nationally by the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Stanley's life was dedicated to his many loving relationships with his family and his many friends. His greatest legacy, and the love of his life, is his son, Sherrod, with whom he did everything. In addition, Stanley was close to his daughter, Wendy, his "adopted" son, Richard Pope, and his best friend, Bill Mikulas. Stanley was a man full of compassion and love, and will be remembered by his family and friends for his tremendous heart and his caring soul.
Stanley's funeral was conducted on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home in Penascola.
In lieu of flowers, Stanley's family request donations to the B'nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503.
Stanley's family expresses their appreciation for the many expressions of condolences and sympathy throughout both the local community and the state.
Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Pensacola News Journal on Apr. 14, 2009
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