Columbia - John "Jack" Levy, 79, of Columbia, husband of Carol (LaFleur) Levy, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Windham Hospital.
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He was born in Westerly, Dec. 7, 1932, to the late Edward and Evelyn (Titterington) Levy. Jack retired from the USCG as a chief boatswain's mate. He then was a familiar sight delivering firewood in his red dump truck during the 70's. Following his firewood business, he opened Lookin' Back with Jack Country Collectibles and was well known and a constant presence, until his death, at antique and collectible shows for his refinished boxes, shoe racks, tables, dressers etc. Jack loved spending time in the woods and experiencing all of nature's wonders.
In addition to his wife of 58 years, he leaves a son, Robert "Bob" Rodriguez and his wife, Kathy, and their daughters, Karyssa and Danyelle; his sisters, Susan Moon and Melissa Lanphere; his step-father, Prentice Lanphere; his aunt, Pearl Parnigoni and her husband, Dave; his three special girls, Paula McManus, Ann Sullivan and Linda Frick; and his four-legged faithful companion, Rosie.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Sherri Lee Levy; and his sister, Jane Hamel.
A celebration of Jack's life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 25, at the Lebanon Fire Complex on Goshen Hill Road in Lebanon. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to an animal shelter of the donor's choice.
The Potter Funeral Home, Willimantic assisted with arrangements.
Please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com for online memorial guest book.
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
Published in The Day on Aug. 16, 2012