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Gerald H. LEVY


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Gerald H. LEVY Obituary
April 29, 2018 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Gerald H. Levy who died on April 29, 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida. He was born in Syracuse, New York on May 16, 1925 and graduated from T. Aaron Levy High School and Syracuse University College of Art & Sciences in 1947. Following college Jerry entered the United States Army in 1944 and served through the end of WWII. Jerry began his career in the insurance business in 1949 with Shimberg & Gerber where he became a partner. Shimberg and Gerber was acquired by Alexander & Alexander in 1976. He served on the first board of directors of the Metropolitan National Bank of Syracuse, New York which ultimately was acquired by The Bank of New York. In 1980 following his retirement, Jerry relocated to San Mateo, California to join his son in the acquisition and marketing management of Beepercall, a radio-telephone utility licensed by the FCC and regulated by the State of California. Beepercall was subsequently acurired by PageNet, a nationwide radio paging and cellular tellecommunications company in 1981. He served on the board of various civic organizations in Syracuse and was twice named as president of the Syracuse branch of the Jewish Welfare Federation. Jerry also served on the board of the first Coastal Preservation Organization of Palm Beach County. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jeanne Shimberg and is survived by his son M. Jeffrey Levy of San MIguel de Allende, Mexico and grandsons Brian E. Levy of Los Angeles, California and Jonathan E. Levy of Houston, Texas as well as three great-grandchildren. During the last 18 years Jerry explored the world and shared his love and life with his sweetheart Gladys Alpert of Palm Beach, Florida. A private memorial service will be held in Palm Beach, Florida at a future date.
Published in The Palm Beach Daily News on May 3, 2018
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