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Levine, Larry
May 10, 1926 - Feb. 9, 2008

Larry Levine, 81, Sarasota since 1994, formerly of Cape Cod, Mass., and New York City, died Feb. 9, 2008.
Larry was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, on May 10, 1926, to Morris and Esther Levine.
He worked as a Liberty ship welder in Fall River, Mass., in 1942. He graduated from New Utrecht High in 1944, then joined the Navy and served in World War II. After the war, Larry was a longshoreman before beginning his career in the fashion industry. He began in 1947 as a salesman for a coat manufacturer and eventually founded Larry Levine Inc. He designed and manufactured women's clothing for 45 years.
Larry was a patron of the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Asolo and the Ringling College of Art. He was honorary chairman of the LAM Treatment Alliance. Larry was a member of the Dennis Conservation Trust, the Dennis Yacht Club and among the founding members of the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Emily Hosley Levine of Sarasota; and his daughter, Anne Hall Levine of East Dennis, Mass. He was predeceased by his daughter, Elena Esther; his son, Richard Henry; and his sister, Frances Levine Tucker. Larry also leaves behind two stepsons, Joseph (Kathleen) and Jeffrey Brillinger; two granddaughters; a grandson; and a great-grandson.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, in Sarasota. Interment will take place this summer in a private ceremony at Quivett Creek Cemetery, East Dennis.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The LAM Treatment Alliance, c/o The Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, 601 Tamiami Trail S., Venice FL 34285; www.gulfcoastcf.org.

Published in Herald Tribune on Feb. 12, 2008
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