ROBERT A. "BOB" LEVIN
1942 - 2020
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LEVIN, Robert A. "Bob" Avid Collector & Community Leader Beloved Husband, Father & Grandfather Age 78, of Sharon, MA, passed away on August 3rd, 2020. Beloved husband of over 55 years to Elaine Levin. Devoted father of Eric Levin & his wife Margie of Needham, and Suzanne Wholley & her husband Eric of Westwood. Loving grandfather of Alexa & Taylor Levin and Sophia & Tessa Wholley. Brother of Ruth Ann Freedman of Jupiter, FL, and uncle to many wonderful nieces and nephews. Bob served his community extensively over the years. From proudly serving on the Sharon Police auxiliary, to his dedicated roles in the Boy Scouts of America as a Scout leader and avid memorabilia collector, as a Trustee of the Sharon Public Library, as Past President of the Sharon Rotary Club, active involvement in the Sharon Historical Committee, Cultural Counsel, and Boosters Club, and with alumni of his Belmont High class of 1959. After years of running the family-owned business, Banly's, in Brookline, MA, Bob held several sales roles in retail and consumer electronics. In recent years, he combined his sales skills with his love of collecting, becoming the owner and auctioneer for the Abdou Auction in Dedham, MA, and as he always loved to get in the car and drive, he joined a shuttle service to drive patients and special needs students. An avid reader, Bob would often finish three or more books per week...and when not reading, collecting, or helping others, he was always on the lookout for the best sip of bourbon. Private Graveside Services will be held at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. Remembrances may be made to http://sharonpubliclibraryfoundation.org/ or a charity of your choice.

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Published in Boston Globe from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2020.
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August 9, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. He was a good friend and like family to Marsha. May his memory be a Blessing.
Michael & Eric Gerber-Weiss
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August 9, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. He was like family to Marsha. May his memory be a blessing.
Love,
Michael & Eric Gerber-Weiss
Michael & Eric Gerber-Weiss
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August 9, 2020
I met Bob some time ago through Elaine who was my daughter Rebecca's preschool teacher.Whenever Bob and I would cross paths I always enjoyed having conversations with him about antiques and collectibles.He was so knowledgeable and willing to spend the time to share that knowledge.I always found him to be a very warm and caring.So saddened to hear of his passing and send our condolences to Elaine and family. Marc and Enid Snidman
Marc Snidman
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August 6, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. I served on the Library Board of Trustees with Bob. He was a warm individual with whom we were able to accomplish many great things. He will be missed.

Condolences from myself, Mark Snyder, and my wife Resa.
Mark Snyder
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August 5, 2020
We cannot express our deep sorrow in learning about Bob's passing.

He will certainly have left fond memories for all who were lucky to have known him.

Jerry and Roberta SAPHIRE and Family
August 5, 2020
We send our condolences to Bob’s family. We served with Bob on both the Boy Scouts and on The Library Trustees. We knew and appreciated his energy and commitment to the organizations he loved. He will be sorely missed.
Abigail Marsters and Stephen Dill
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August 5, 2020
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Iran Novick
August 5, 2020
Elaine and family - I am so very sorry for your loss. May wonderful memories sustain you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Levine
August 5, 2020
My condolences to the Levin Family. Fond memories from decades ago. Always kind, always a smile always a gentleman.
Steven Zaharoff
August 5, 2020
I had the privilege of being with Bob at BSA Philmont Training Center. Great experience. I will miss Bob.
Neil Lupton
August 5, 2020
I had the pleasure to know Bob and the honor to call him "friend!"

Since meeting "Mr. Levin" (how I always addressed him when we would call each other), he always found the time to grab a quick lunch (they never were quick). We would discuss many things: how to increase business sales, finances, medical issues, restaurants, cellphones, the Boy Scouts, hischildren and grandchildren, cars and the really neat things for the auctions. The sky was the limit on the topics. We even resolved the world's problems over our many dim sum lunches at Chao Chao Restaurant in Dorchester. There wasn't a thing we couldn't resolve over lunch!

Every lunch included Eric and Suzanne. He was SOOO proud of them! Their success and the joy they brought him. I knew! His face glowed every time he spoke of them. He had a twinklein his eyes when he spoke their names which was always followed by a big smile. It was like I was speaking to Santa. If it wasn't for our jobs and time, we could've talked and eaten forever.

He was a man ofincredible knowledge, kind hearted, sincere, thoughtfuland caring.

I will cherish the memories, his wisdom, his smile, his laugh and his love of life.

I will miss you my friend and our amazingfriendship we shared!
David Wing
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August 4, 2020
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August 4, 2020
We haven't lived near each other in 50 years, but always knew you were there if we needed you. Miss you already. Much love
Ruth Ann Levin Freedman
August 4, 2020
Although I did not know Robert, my youngest , Kristin, spent lots of time with Susanne when they were in school. Elaine,
I am so sorry for the pain and loss you are all experiencing.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Barbara Walsh
Friend
August 4, 2020
Having corresponded via email and then by telephone, when I first engaged Bob about his stamp collection, Scouting and our joint love of the hobby, I knew Bob was an extraordinary person. I knew I had more than friend. I will miss our chats and correspondence but I am blessed that he and I grew to appreciate our interests in common. God rest this man of peace and dedication to family, friends and we all will miss you but we relish in the memories.
John W. Owen, Sr.
Scouts On Stamps International
Scouter & Eagle Class of 1962 & Order of the Arrow.
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JOHN OWEN, SR
August 4, 2020
W e will miss all the times we spent together especially when you were our guest snowbirds each February. We so looked forward to your visits. We send love and hugs to Elaine and the whole family. All our love, Cindy & Stu You will always be in our heart forever.
August 4, 2020
Bob, we will miss you. Your dedication, patience and hard work over many years to help provide a library that is suitable for Sharon will always be remembered. You began your commitment even before the Wilbur School project in 1992. That commitment continued for the rest of your life. Bob will be missed by all who hold you dear and whose lives you have made better.
Lee Ann Amend
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Dear Eric and Margie,
Although we did not know your father, Eric, we understand he was a very fine and kind man.
We send our sincerest sympathy to you both and to your family.
All our best,
Maggie and Andy Ferrara
Maggie and Andy Ferrara
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