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Rev. James Gillmore Leovy

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Rev. James Gillmore Leovy



The Rev. James Gillmore Leovy passed away on February 19, 2015 in the company of his family in the Rogue Valley Manor, Medford, Oregon. Born in 1930 in Hermosa Beach, California, Rev. Leovy graduated from the University of Southern California in 1952 and from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1956. He was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1957 and served churches in California, Oregon, Washington. Michigan, Illinois and Mexico. He also served as a college chaplain at the University of Southern California, a hospital chaplain at St. Vincent Hospital and as Director of Pastoral Services at Legacy-Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. Rev. Leovy is survived by Nancy, his beloved wife of 54 years; his two adult children, Dr. Katherine Leovy Beckstrand and John Mark Leovy; and his four grandchildren, Emily Fairfax Beckstrand, Anna Adair Beckstrand, William Henry Leovy, and Bennett James Leovy. Rev. Leovy's keen mind, warm sense of humor, and passion for learning and serving others is an inspiration to all who knew and loved him. A Memorial Service will follow at St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach, California. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rogue Valley Manor Foundation. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 1, 2015
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