LEVY--Jonathan F., 77, of Patterson, NY, at his home on Tuesday, January 22, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Son of the late Milton Levy and Sylvia (Narins) Levy, and brother of the late Richard Matthew Levy; husband of the late Geraldine Carro; father of Catherine Levy Barnard, father-in-law of Walker Barnard, and grandfather of Kiran Jon Barnard, all of Berlin; and partner of Anne Singer. A graduate of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School (1952), he received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard (1956), an M.A. with distinction from Columbia (1959), and a Ph.D. from Columbia (1966). Deeply committed to theatre and education, his plays for adults and children were produced around the country and at Lincoln Center, Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, and The Manhattan Theatre Club, where he was playwright-in-residence. He consulted on Arts in Education for the New York Board of Education and the National Endowment for the Arts, and chaired the development of the Theatre Arts curriculum for the International Baccalaureate, now used in over one hundred countries. He was visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education and distinguished teaching professor in Theatre Arts at SUNY Stony Brook, where he was named Outstanding Teacher of Theatre in American Higher Education (1996). He was an elegant human being who touched the lives of many friends, family members, and students. A memorial service will be held at Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive, New York on Thursday, January 31 at 6pm. (212-854-1200). Contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders.

Published by New York Times on Jan. 27, 2013.
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A wonderful teacher, a lovely man.
Brad Hodges
February 21, 2013
One of the best professors I've ever had the privilege of taking a class with. Rest in peace, Professor.
Jessica Cooke
February 17, 2013
A gentleman and a scholar.
Paula Uruburu
January 29, 2013
Jonathan Levy was a master teacher, a generous mentor, a model colleague, a theater poet, and a dear, kind and true friend. His brilliance, his charm, his good sense and singular voice will all always be missed.
Carol Rosen
January 29, 2013
I knew Jonathan for many years at Stony Brook University. He was a dedicated teacher and mentor, and a committed member of the English Department. He will be missed.
Elizabeth Kaplan
January 28, 2013
"Good night, sweet Prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."
Pam Uruburu
January 28, 2013
Godspeed, Professor...I enjoyed very much listening to you read anything.
Jim Dexter
January 28, 2013
Dear Jonathan, stalwart friend, wise and witty observer of the worlds he lived in and contributed to, loving father. A classy and sophisticated fellow. We will miss him and remember him with gratitude and a smile.
Caroline Hightower
January 28, 2013
Thank You for everything, Professor Levy .
Nelson Diaz-Marcano
January 28, 2013
My favorite part of any day was stopping by Dr. Levy's office, tapping on the door and walking in to find him writing or reading - he'd look up - I'd sit down and we would begin to discuss theatre, or poetry, ethics, and on and on. He was adored by all who knew him.
stephanie walter
January 27, 2013
Rest in Peace Jonathan. Thank you for bringing us years of enjoyment and successful work by leading us to the plays that have become Airmid's family series.
Tricia McDermott
January 27, 2013
He was an inspiring teacher.
Floraine Kay
January 27, 2013
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