In Loving Memory
Robert J. (Bob) Levy
Sept. 20, 1930 - Aug. 10, 2015
Bob was born in Jamaica, NY, and graduated Brooklyn Technical High School with a Aeronautical major. He attended Hillsdale College in Michigan and NYS College of Forestry in Syracuse. He met his future wife, Louise White, in the Syracuse Outing Club. Bob served in Korea from 1951 - 1954. Bob and Louise married May 22, 1954, in Endicott, New York and remained sweethearts through their 61 years of marriage. Bob graduated from SUNY Albany with a BS Cum Laude in Math and an MS in Physics.
Bob and Louise managed John's Brook Lodge in the Adirondacks, then Bob taught high-school science in Newcomb, NY, and together they managed Adirondak Loj. Bob accepted a job at Systems Development Corp in the new industry of computer programming, and they drove to Santa Monica, CA, then to Colorado Springs, CO. The family drove to Poughkeepsie where Bob worked for IBM developing systems for the yet unreleased IBM 360, and then transferred to Cupertino, CA in 1968. Bob worked as a software developer for several firms, and briefly as a machinist. Bob took an interest in local politics and ran for Councilman.
Bob and Louise loved to explore this country, to hike, to camp, and to canoe, and took their 5 children to explore nature, parks, and museums across the US. They produced and sold the first trail guides for Rancho San Antonio and other area parks.
Together, they taught Red Cross First Aid and volunteered at polling places. They wrote books about their ancestors, and though this, made contact with, and kept in touch with, many distant relatives.
Bob and Louise lived in the family home in Cupertino until their deaths. They are survived by their daughters Ellen Finch, Ann Burns, Linda Levy, Susan Levy, and Sharon Williams, sons-in-law, six grandchildren, Bob's cousin Carol Anne Munson and her children, and Louise's niece, grandniece, and greatgrandniece.
Remembrance 2:00 February 25 at Union Church in Cupertino. View the online memorial for Robert J. (Bob) Levy
Published by San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 25, 2017.