Steven Joseph Levy
1960 - 2019
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LEVY, STEVEN JOSEPH
aka Steve Bean, 58, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at home in Los Angeles, CA after a courageous battle against cancer. He was born April 27, 1960 in Lynn, MA.
Steve is survived by his wife, Caroline Carrigan; his son, Jacob Randall Levy; parents, Irwin and Dorothy Levy; sisters, Lauren Levy Brodie and her husband Todd and Jill Levy Sorota; nieces and nephews, Michael Miller, Allison Miller, Lindsey Sorota and Andrew Sorota; and great niece, Amelia Wilcox. Steve also leaves behind 2 aunts, 3 uncles and many beloved cousins.
Steve attended Hillel Academy in Swampscott, MA, the Providence Hebrew Day School and graduated from Classical High School in Providence, class of 1978. He attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.
He was an actor, comedian and writer. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild AFTRA and the Writers Guild.
Services will be held at 11AM on Sunday February 3rd at Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel at 458 Hope St., Providence, RI with burial to follow in Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chapel Fund at Temple Emanuel at 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI or to Cancer Support Community Pasadena at 76 E. Del Mar Blvd. #215, Pasadena, CA 91105. Shiva will be held at the home of Irwin and Dorothy Levy on Monday and Tuesday from 2–4PM and 6:30–8:30PM.

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Published in The Providence Journal from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2019.
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February 9, 2019
To Steve's family. What a tragic loss. I was so saddened by the news and wish I had known about the service in Providence. Steve and I were in the Classical High School Theatre Company together and I have so many memories of his terrific acting and great sense of humour. My last contact with Steve was reaching out to him via email when I saw him on an episode of the West Wing and I was so thrilled to see him working as an actor. His smile and soulful eyes will always be in our hearts. Rest in peace and on a cloud of jelly beans Steve.
Cornelia Stracke
Cornelia Stracke
February 9, 2019
May God be with you all John 6:40
February 9, 2019
During this difficult time may the God of comfort grant you strength. My deepest condolences to the family.
February 7, 2019
Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you in this time of loss.
Ina Fowler
February 7, 2019
Steve was not only a funny, imaginative performer, but a great guy. I met him during the comedy explosion in Boston when he was part of a duo with Chris Zito. It was always my pleasure to work with them. A genuinely nice man. My condolences to the family.
Jack Gallagher
February 7, 2019
He was a flash of shining brilliant light. We were lucky to know him. Peace be with you, Caroline and Jake ❤
Deborah Vaupen
Friend
February 7, 2019
So so sorry for your loss. May his memory be for a blessing. Ellen Eisenberg Shafner
February 4, 2019
He fought a courageous battle and did it with humor, Grace, courage and dignity. There will never be another like him. Rest In Peace, dear Steve, leader of the Bean Team. Give Roger a big hug for us. Love and sympathy to Caroline, Jake, and the many, many, many who are part of the Steve Levy extended family.
February 4, 2019
Steve was one of the kindest, funniest people I ever knew. We both got our first Writers Guild job together & became fast friends. He fought such a courageous battle with his illness and I will miss him. May he rest in peace.
Mark Jordan Legan
February 4, 2019
Rest in Peace my friend...
Tale of Chelm castmate....
February 3, 2019
Steve was sweet and tender, smart and funny, quick witted and kind. I knew him at CMU and witnessed the fabulous Bean Team perform "doorway theater" one night - maybe it was before a house party where "The Shakes" played. That moment of inventive performance in the doorway took my breath away. Steve, you left a legacy of love and laughter. Your memory truly is a blessing.
Tracy Wuischpard
February 3, 2019
Photo by Claire Beckman 1977. Providence R.I.
Before Steven found a bean in his apple peach cobbler, or moved to Bean Town, he wooed me with jelli beans in high school. We must have seen The Wizard of Oz/Singing in the Rain double bill at the Avon Cinema at least 3 times and always with a brown bag of jelli beans that Steven smuggled in under his coat. Although he was only a year older than me, I always looked up to him. I followed him to Carnegie-Mellon and we soon took different paths, but a year didn't go by without a call or an email. Steven was my friend for life. From 14 to 57. I will miss him dearly. He's finally in a place where there isn't any trouble As he was born in Massachusetts and I was born in New York City....It was Providence we met, and it shaped my life and career! My love and condolences to his soul mate and love of his life Caroline, his son Jake, parents and sisters. Phil, Chris, Anita, Rae, Alan, and so many, many more friends and family whose lives he touched with laughter and love. Steven, thanks for teaching me that theater can happen in a doorway! Claire Beckman
Claire Beckman
February 2, 2019
A clown, a mensch, a dear friend.
February 2, 2019
Steven and I went to PHDS together from 1st grade-6th. Those were formulative years. Lots of unique memories. He was my sixth grade crush. Kept in touch briefly and we both landed in LA. Super-sweet funny nice guy... and handsome. Great family - great support. My thoughts are with them and all his friends who love him. I can't be with you tomorrow - but I'll light another candle for Steven ....and wish him safe journey.
elyse katz
Friend
February 2, 2019
My sympathy to all the family. You have lost a beautiful and wonderful man. The
Jack Murray
Friend
February 2, 2019
BDEMAY HIS MEMORY BE A BLESSING!!
Rabbi jeff Gruber
February 1, 2019
Dear Irwin and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Steve. I remember the talks we used to have about him going to California and becoming an actor. Please accept my dearest sympathy. Debbie Charbonneau, (AAI, Foster Grant) - Insentive
Debbie Charbonneau
January 31, 2019
So many wonderful memories of Steve. He was just joyful, even as a young man. His grit, grounded in joy for life will remain an inspiration to us all. Much love to Dorothy and Irwin, Lauren and Jill....and of course Caroline and Jake.

I know if Jason were able to comprehend, he would share in offering his shoulders too.
Barry Katz
January 31, 2019
Dear Levy Family, I was a classmate of Steve's at Classical High School. My sister Gloria was a friend of Jill's at PHDS. I remember Steve's friendly smile and pleasant disposition. I was saddened to hear that Steve passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family. May your good memories bring you comfort.
David Kelman
January 30, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. May God give the strength and comfort needed at this most difficult time. Psalm 147:3.
The Fennell Family
January 29, 2019

Our condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. Isa
61:1
January 29, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. May the fond memories of your loved one sustain your family at this time. May you also receive comfort from what is stated at 1Peter 5:6,7. My sincerest condolences.
January 29, 2019
I send my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Levy. May the words at John 6:40 bring comfort during this time.
January 29, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 29, 2019
My Deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Stephen. May the comfort of our heavenly father who is our Rock & Stronghold give you peace in this time of grief. He is our shield and the God of refuge. Psalms 18:2.
January 29, 2019
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 29, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Always remember that our wonderful Heavenly Father promises to care and support you during this difficult time. (Psalms 145:18,19) Please accept our sincere heartfelt condolences.
January 29, 2019
Our sincere condolences for your loss. Matthew 5:4.
January 29, 2019
You have my sympathy and condolences for your loss. 1 Corinthians 15:26.
January 29, 2019
I am extending my sincere condolences to the family and friends. May the entire family find peace in knowing that God cares for you and your family and will help you during these difficult times 1Peter 5:6,7.
January 29, 2019
Sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May you be comforted in knowing that those who have died God keeps in his memory, because they are precious in his eyes Psalms 116:15
January 29, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find comfort from Gods words and promises for the future for our loved ones who have passed. Have peace and happiness in the memories you shared. (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17)
A. B
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