Isaac Levy

Isaac Levy

Isaac passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the age of 92. He was the son of Jack and Rachel Levy born April 4, 1920. He was a graduate of Garfield High School and served in the Navy during World War ll.

Isaac was a gentle man with a great sense of humor. He was a great swimmer and enjoyed hiking and camping with friends. Throughout his entire life he was devoted to his Jewish Religion and was well known in the Sephardic Jewish Community. He loved to sing and enjoyed all kinds of music. He pursued his singing career by singing in Synagogue choirs as well as being a member of the Leonard Moore Chorale. He studied voice at Cornish School and studied cantorial singing with Samuel Goldfarb. He served as cantor at Temple DeHirsh for 16 years. In 1972 Isaac received his cantorial certification from the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute. He was hired as full time cantor at Beth Zion Temple in Johnstown, PA for 14 years and then returned to Seattle.

Isaac and Rachel were married while he was working with the U.S. Postal Service as data keypunch operator and retired in 1987 their retirement years were enjoyed with travel, cruising, and were great Seattle sport fans.

Isaac is preceded in death by his parents and and brother, Sam. He is survived by his wife, Rachel; his sister, Vicki Langner; and his many loving nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed.

The family wishes to thank the administrative staff at the Kline Galland Home for their helpful support, and a special thank you to the superb nursing staff at Village 3 East for their warm friendship and compassionate care during Isaac's stay.

Funeral services were held at the Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood Cemetery on Monday, January 21, 2013. In lieu of flowers, remembrance may be made at the Sephardic Bikor Holim or the Kline Galland Home.

Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2013