PHILIP G. LEVY
Philip passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday morning, October 12, 2017 on his way to New York City. A native of Washington, DC, he was a "lifer" at Sidwell Friends School and graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Philip is best known as the founder and owner of Bridge Street Books in Georgetown, referred to by George Will as "a small island of individuality" and by others as "the intellectual's bookstore." He was a very active board member of The Play Company (New York) and the University of Wisconsin's Department of History.Philip was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Gertrude Levy, and his brother, David. He leaves behind his loving brother, Richard and wife, Lorraine Gallard; sister-in-law, Seena; his devoted nephew and nieces, Benjamin, Karena and Sarabinh; six grand-nephews and nieces, close cousins and dear friends as well as the dedicated staff of Bridge Street books. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 16 at the Washington Hebrew Congregation.A gathering celebrating Philip's life will be held in New York City at a later date.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Philip's memory may be made to The Play Company, New York or the University of Wisconsin Foundation, directed to the Department of History.
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Published in The Washington Post from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2017.