Levy John LeBlanc

Levy John LeBlanc, 93, passed away on January 24, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. Levy was born on May 30, 1919 in Gonzales, Louisiana to the late Leonce "Jack" and Hester Young LeBlanc. Levy was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 69 years, Mabel Roberson LeBlanc; his children, Richard LeBlanc of Virginia Beach, VA, Linda Coltrane of Charlotte, NC and Stephen LeBlanc of Agana, Guam; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly L. Wheat of Gonzales, LA. Levy was preceded in death by his son Charles LeBlanc; and several sisters and brothers, Vernell Lanoux, Alberta Braud, Elsie Stevens, Layton C. LeBlanc and Sully LeBlanc, all of Gonzales, LA. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1936 and served aboard various ships in the Pacific area, rising to the rank of Chief Gunners Mate. He was commissioned as Ensign in July 1944 and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Levy retired in July 1962 and attended College of William and Mary where he was awarded a Master's Degree. He began teaching in Norfolk Public Schools in 1964 and retired in July 1984 as principal of Sewells Point Elementary School. Levy was a member of Sandbridge Rescue Squad for 9 years. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full honors. Levy had a lasting impact on the men he served with in the Navy as well as those educators and children he led as a principal. He will be missed by all the people that had their days brightened by a kind word or deed done, because that's just what Levy did. A memorial service will be held February 9, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling the cremation and online condolences may be expressed at www.cremate.org.

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 1 to Feb. 9, 2013