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On Thursday, December 11, 2014; David Lawrence Levy of Hyattsville, MD. Beloved husband of Ellen Levy; devoted father of Justin (Ilana) Levy, and Diana (Danny) Moldovan; beloved brother of Carol Levy; cherished grandfather of Corina Levy. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 10;15 a.m. at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012. Interment Mount Lebanon Cemetery. Shiva services will be held at the late residence Sunday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to Tifereth Israel Congregation. Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Inc. under Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington Contract.

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Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 12, 2014.
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January 8, 2015
I just learned of David's passing today, as my daughter happened to see it in yesterday's paper. No doubt the service was inspirational and I am sorry that I missed it. David's tenacity in helping to unite a family after divorce to do what is best for their children was so commendable that he left a legacy of hope for this issue, as well as a structure nationwide. He truly made a difference in the world.and I know you as his family were proud of him.

After my divorce, I went into the insurance business and he was kind enough to buy the first policy that I sold to anyone. His support meant a lot to me ! My condolances to you, Ellen, Diana, and Justin. No one loved his family more than David Levy did!! Sincerely, Susie DeConcini
January 7, 2015
I just learned of David's passing. I knew him when I worked at the National Center on Missing & Exploited Children and he was advocating so effectively on behalf of parents without legal custody, some of whom had illegally abducted their child. We agreed on some issues, disagreed on others, but he was always a good listener, reasonable, fair, and one who put children's interests first. He was a good man and I will miss him. My condolences to his family.
David Lloyd
January 7, 2015
After we received each other's cell phone bill in the 1990's, David later called me to try to start a luncheon meeting of the at least 7 people named David Levy in the DC Metro area. He had an engaging manner, to be sure, and we had funny discussions about our common name. He will be missed.
David Levy
January 7, 2015
I just learned of David's passing. We knew each other in the early 1990's when he was director of the Council on Children's Rights. He was a tireless advocate for ensuring both parents had equal parenting time. In part because of his work, the term "visitation" is now considered archaic and inappropriate. He made a difference. God bless.
Margaret Haynes
January 6, 2015
David's tenacity and passionate advocacy on behalf of children involved in divorces and never-married situations knew no bounds. He also was an accomplished and dedicated writer. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to his wife, children, and extended family.
Harvey Walden
December 31, 2014
I knew David when he was head of the Children's Rights Counsel. We talked strategy, and I was always monitoring their website. David was an amazing advocate for children and for fathers. His imprint will be felt for a long time to come. My short and brief words cannot possibly capture the deep respect I have for this individual who did so much for the cause of the father/child relationship. It is hard to imagine a better spent life. God bless him. May God recognize him for the god man he was. My prayers are with him.

Rinaldo Del Gallo

Spokesperson, The Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition
Rinaldo Del Gallo
December 27, 2014
In our senior year in high school, David and I were co-news editors of the school newspaper. At our recent reunion I reminded him and we both had a good laugh. I was pleased
and saddened that I could spend only that short time with him. My condolences to the family.
Rita Davis
December 23, 2014
A great loss of a tireless advocate for children.
David M Dinn
December 22, 2014
I was not too friendly with David during our YHS days, but I had many an opportunity to visit with him at our reunions. At this past October's reunion I sat and spoke with him for 30 minutes and I walked away wondering why we did not have a deaper frindship during high school. David was a remarkable person having the tenacity to attend our reunion. He will be missed at our next reuion. My condolences to his family.
Harvey Friedman
Harvey Friedman
December 22, 2014
David was a classmate of mine and we shared many re-unions.
He was very passionate about his causes and will be greatly missed
William Toran
December 21, 2014
David was my classmate at YHS, someone I remember as being very bright. He will be missed by all of us. I am happy and thankful that I was able to speak with him at our reunion in October. He wrote us after the reunion and described the obstacles he had to overcome to get there. I was amazed. His tenacity is something I remember even from high school. My condolences to the family. Margie Giuliani Wuebker
December 21, 2014
I knew David in his youth while we both attended Yonkers high school, and have seen spent time with him at numerous reunions.
I was surprised and concerned to see him in a wheelchair at this past reunion. He remains larger than life to me. I'm so very saddened to learn of his death. Isabel Knecht Kessler
Isabel Knecht-Kessler
December 21, 2014
May David rest in peace and his family be comforted by warm loving memories.
Ed Klein
December 21, 2014
I attended high school with David. My husband and I wish to extend our sympathy to his family. David will be missed and remembered by all who knew him and enjoyed his friendship.

Eve and Olof Anderson
Eve Anderson
December 21, 2014
David was a classmate at Yonkers High School, many years ago, and we welcomed his attendance at our reunions. It was our good fortune to see and talk to him this past October at our 60th reunion. We shall remember him for his good works.

Charlie and Shelley Yockelson
December 17, 2014
So very sorry to hear of David's passing. He was one of the kindest and enjoyable customers at the Hyattsville Post Office. May he rest in peace.
Linda Parker
December 15, 2014
My sincerest condolences to the entire family. He was very special and caring.
Mindi Seidel
December 13, 2014
I and my children remember years ago helping him with some of the CRC conferences he had managed. I will tell my children. This is a shock to me. Did not know if he and any health issues. A tireless advocate for children having the nurture and help of both of their parents even though their parents would not live together or stay married. I feel like I have been shortchanged with his leaving us.
D'Arcy McGreer
December 13, 2014
I knew David Levy through his work with the Children's Rights Council and his efforts to advocate on behalf of children who need BOTH parents in their lives. He was a true leader in the field and he will be greatly missed.

My sincere condolences to his dear wife, children, and extended family.

Debra Pontisso, Retired, Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
Debra Pontisso
December 12, 2014
So sorry to hear about your loss. David was one of the kindest most gentle man we have had the pleasure to have met. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Levy family at this trying and sad time.

Sheri & Jerry Chosak
December 12, 2014
A good man who has left the world a better place.

December 12, 2014
A good man who has left the world a better place.

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