LEVINE, Robert 'Bob'
With great sadness, the family of Robert ('Bob') Levine announces his peaceful passing surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday October 5, 2013. He was 83. Bob is survived by his cherished wife of 50 years, Karen Levine, his daughter Stephanie (Frank) Donohue, son David (Jamie) Levine, five grandchildren (Frank, Justin, Jacob, Parker, and Lynsie), sister Jane (Don) Waltenburg, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Agnes Levine and his brother LeRoy (Arlene) Levine.
Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Bob proudly served as a radioman in the U.S. Navy before beginning a 48 year career in the newspaper business. It was at the Duluth Herald where Bob met the love of his life, Karen. They moved from Duluth to Indio, California in 1963 and eventually settled in Sacramento in 1969 when Bob began his 29 year career at The Sacramento Bee in retail advertising.
Above all, Bob was the consummate family man who did everything for his family. He was very proud of his children's accomplishments and was willing to share his pride with anyone he met. Bob relished his time with his grandkids and was their greatest fan at the baseball diamond, soccer field, and swimming pool. in fact, Bob once served as the President of the Northern California Girls Softball Association. When he was not working or cheering on his children at sporting events, Bob could be found on the golf course, at the casino, or in his garden. His inquisitive nature led him to new friends every day and allowed him to touch many lives with happiness. His smile, sharp wit, and genuine love of life will be deeply missed by all who love him.
At his request, there will be no services.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 14, 2013