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LEVY, Richard J. Of Cambridge on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Beloved son of the late Sylvia C. Levy. Loving cousin of Joan Perkins & Jonathan Spencer of Brighton. Loving uncle of Eric, Nathan & Ben Spencer. Loving friend of Roberta Chester and her family. Friend of the broadcast community. Services at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., BROOKLINE on Monday, August 20 at a time to be announced. Burial in the Beit Olam Cemetery, 60 Old Sudbury Rd. (Rte 27) Wayland. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Unit, Boston, Women in Green, Jerusalem or Temple Beth Shalom, Cambridge. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

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Published in Boston Globe from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2018.
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December 21, 2019
My holiday card to Rick was just returned : (
My father, Lance was friends with Rick through the Citroen community such that i grew up with Rick as a fairly regular person in my formative years. He always treated me as a person with valuable thoughts and ideas despite being 30 years his junior... I last saw him a couple years ago - we met for health food in Cambridge. I don't know the status of his body, but his spirit was undaunted. I will always remember him as a dedicated marathoner and kind soul.
Michaela Hellman
December 27, 2018
Karen - I was so sad to learn of Rich's passing.
Friends since roommates 50 years ago at Cornell, I remember long conversations, shared hopes and dreams, listening to Paul Harvey and singing to the radio. I remember a few road trips in his brothers car and many shared laughs. But I will always remember his love for a certain ICcoed - he was head over heels.
I hope you will find some comfort in the years you two had with a loving family. Enjoy the wonderful memories!
I will miss him. Rest In Peace my friend.
Peter Burness
August 19, 2018
Wonderful boss, wonderful friend, a mensch. Now, he is assisting G_d with the broadcasting needs of heaven.
David Peabody
August 19, 2018
Rick Levy, a kind fellow always made himself available with his technical expertise, with his broadcasting experience, with his life artistry. At WERS 88.9 Emerson College Radio in Boston, his warm welcome made visiting the radio station a memorable experience. His beautifully cared for Citroën was also symbol of his radio engineering creativity.
Don Warner Saklad
August 19, 2018
Rick was a friend to all, a brilliant engineer, avid photographer and jogger, passionate astronomer, and a true gentleman. We will all miss his friendship, insight, and love for a good/bad pun.
James Gardner
August 19, 2018
James Gardner
August 18, 2018
Rick has been a friend and colleague for decades. Godspeed old friend.
Dana Puopolo
August 18, 2018
New Canaan, Connecticut

I worked with Rick as a fellow undergraduate on the engineering stall of the student-operated radio station WHRB (FM), Cambridge, Massachusetts.. Then, folllowing our respective graduations, we worked together in filing successful applications with the Federal Communications Commission. Rick persistently pursued his ideas for improving the station's transmitting facilities, which never would have come about without his original concepts and his persistence. I last saw him at the station's 75th anniversary celebration. I held him in high regard for his competence and originality as an engineer but also as a collaborator and friend.
August 18, 2018
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