Andrew M. Levinsky
1969 - 2021
BORN
1969
DIED
2021
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Andrew M. Levinsky
Born: October 25, 1969
Died: November 20, 2021
Andrew Levinsky passed this past Saturday November 20, 2021, he was born in DeKalb, IL on October 25th, 1969, and he was the son of Marvin and Jane
(Seymour) Levinsky. He married Mike Anderson on October 31, 2013, in San Diego, CA.
He was a striking baby with piercing blue eyes and a crop of dark curly hair. Of course, everyone thinks that their child is special, but it can be said without hesitation that Andrew was a truly unique soul from the beginning.
Sometimes the world can be unkind to a gentle and sensitive spirit like Andrew's, and Andrew faced many difficult challenges in his life. But Andrew was also fortunate to know great love; from his dear caretakers Darlene and Jerry Wiggins, from lifelong friends, from his family, and in his wonderful husband Mike, who describes Andrew as a truly kind, hardworking, and good person - the kind that is rare to come by.
Andrew was also brave. He was brave enough to pursue a degree in horticulture at a time when most people believed that flowers were not for boys. He was brave enough to embrace his true identity, even though it may not have been easy, convenient, or accepted by others. He was brave enough to leave Illinois to pursue a new life in California, so different from what he had known.
Andrew was a private person who above all else wanted to be cared for and to show care for others. He did this in his own quiet way through small acts of kindness. He never missed a birthday card in the mail or the opportunity to make people smile through a beautiful floral arrangement or a funny text message GIF. Andrew enjoyed interior decorating, home remodeling, gardening, trying new recipes, and keeping busy with his passion for floral and interior design. He took great care and attention to make each of their houses a beautiful home, spending endless hours designing and planning every last detail.
He also loved to spend his time browsing garage sales and antique malls looking for a bargain or a treasure, and so, perhaps it can console us to know that Andrew left us doing something he loved with someone he loved.
Although Mike and Andrew had moved to Pennsylvania due to a work reorganization, they looked forward to a time when they could return to San Diego, a place where Andrew had genuinely felt at home. Andrew left us too soon, unable to fulfill the final chapter of that dream and many others, and that is our great misfortune. And yet, against all odds, Andrew did find the love, care and peace living the life he sought. For this we can all be thankful.
When we remember Andrew we should be reminded of our human resilience, be encouraged to care for others, and be inspired to remain strong and do our best, no matter what life may send our way. Andrew, you will always be in our hearts and minds.
Survivors include: Husband Mike Anderson, Parents: Marvin and Jane, Sisters: Angela Levinsky, and Allison Levinsky (Eric Roth) Niece and nephew, Anouk and Cleo Roth and several aunts uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Louis and Clara Levinsky and Dean and Marian Seymour, aunt: Janet Levinsky and cousin: Dana Nagle and infant nephews: Parker and Jackson Bollinger.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021, at 11:00am at Finch Funeral Home with Rabbi Seth Frisch officiating. Burial will be immediately following the service at Oakwood Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021, at 10:00am until the time of service at Finch Funeral home. Masks will be required for all services. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family to be established at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-3841.


Published by The MidWeek News from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2021.
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Jane & Marv: Our thoughts are with you. Sincere condolences.
Jerry & Ging Smith
November 29, 2021
Amy Dolgin
November 29, 2021
Deepest Sympathies, Jane, Marvin & Family. Andy was a very sensitive & special individual. His smile & caring personality brighten our lives. Rest In Peace, Andy.
Luan Olson
Other
November 27, 2021
So sad to hear such terrible news. It is horrible to lose a child.
Harvey and Lynne Switzky
Harvey Switzky
Friend
November 27, 2021
I only met Drew a couple of times but the love he and Mike shared was obvious. My heart goes out to Mike at such a shocking and sad time.
Craig Herrick
Friend
November 25, 2021
I went school with Andrew he was always so nice, your in my thoughts and prayers!
Kelly Raih
Friend
November 24, 2021
We are so terribly sad to hear of Andrew's passing. He sounds like a lovely man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jane and Marvin, Andrew's husband Mike, Andrew's sisters, and the rest of his family.
Linda and Eric Mogren
Other
November 23, 2021
I'm so, so sorry for your loss.
Debby Shuk (Moody)
Friend
November 23, 2021
Besides my sisters, Andrew was easily my first friend. He was dearly loved by all the Wileys. Sometimes words fail in the face of such heartbreak and loss but please know that the entire Wiley family is thinking of you.
Leslie Wiley Erickson
Friend
November 23, 2021
Dear Jane, Marv, Angie, Allie, Mike, and grandchildren, we are so sorry to hear of Andrew's passing. What a beautiful tribute. May his memory be a comfort and a blessing. I'm glad Seth will be there for you. Much love. ❤
Bobbie & Darrel Kallembach
Friend
November 23, 2021
Condolences to Marv and family.
Dr. Andrew Biscan
November 23, 2021
Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. Tom and Jill Doherty
Jill Doherty
Friend
November 23, 2021
Rhea, Camilo, Corazon, Azul Q.
November 23, 2021
Dear Marv and Jane, please accept my heartfelt sympathies. Losing a child is the most difficult we ever endure in this life. My love and prayers are with you and your family.
Brenda Carrier Duncan
Other
November 23, 2021
Dear Marv and Jane You all are in my prayers.I am so sorry for your loss , May God Bless you all.
Joe Japuntich
Friend
November 23, 2021
Marv, Jane, Alli, Angie and Mike,
We are so saddened for your loss. I have not seen Andrew since he was small, but I remember that bright smile ,beautiful eyes and playful curls. We send you our love, strength and thoughts of peace.
Much love,
Roger and Carroll
Carroll and Roger Carlson
Friend
November 23, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Andrew’s passing. Jane- you and your family are in my prayers now and always.
Kerry Keierleber
November 22, 2021
I knew Andrew when he lived in Salem IL, I worked with Sheila at that time. Andrew was a kind caring person. Very sorry for your loss .
Sheena Rollinson
Friend
November 22, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. In
Elizabeth Taylor
Friend
November 22, 2021
So very sorry for your loss, I have often thought about Andrew. Prayers and comfort for the entire family.
Mary Pesut Hayes
Acquaintance
November 22, 2021
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