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Ernest Levy


1929 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Ernest Levy Obituary
June 10, 1929 - April 18, 2017 Ernest Levy, born June 10, 1929, passed away in his sleep on April 18, 2017, just eight weeks shy of his 88th birthday. He is survived by his loving wife Kay. Ernie was the proud father of four children: Cynde, Steve, Derek, and Alex with first wife Laura Geller, as well as stepfather to Kay's three children, Rick, Jeff, and Gina. His legacy includes ten grandchildren and one great-grandson. One of three sons born in Brooklyn, Ernie moved to Los Angeles in 1943 with his father, Louis, his mother, Anna, and his younger brother Marv while his eldest brother Howard served overseas during WWII. After graduating from Roosevelt High School, Ernie completed his degree in Pharmacy at USC in 1952. Shortly after, Ernie was called to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. His duties included working as a military policeman in the 59th Military Police Company and later, as a pharmacist in the 123rd Medical Detachment. He married Laura Geller in 1955 and began his family and career in Glendale, California. In 1972, Ernie moved to Carpinteria, where he owned and operated Mills Pharmacy with his brother Marv until its closing in 1992, when it was folded into Vons Supermarket. He continued working for Vons as a pharmacy manager until his retirement ten years ago. Ernie participated in many community events and acted as "Post Surgeon" for Carpinteria's VFW Post 5656 for more than a decade. In addition to his love of music, art, and photography, Ernie was a talented stained glass artist. He created one hundred forty-two scenic and abstract panes of glass from his home garage in Ojai and took great pleasure in presenting them as gifts to family and friends. These pieces of art will forever serve as a reminder of the joy that he brought to our lives. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services Sunday, 4/23, 9am at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2017
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