Iris Levy Androphy
Iris Francis (Kahn) Levy Androphy, a resident of Hallandale, Florida, peacefully passed away at her home on July 6, 2021, at 90.
Iris was born on January 10, 1931, in Latvia to George and Ella Kahn. At only six years old, she immigrated to America in 1937 alongside her parents and younger brother, Mischa Kahn, where they joined the family in Oklahoma. Without knowing a word of English, Iris began her early education in Seminole, Oklahoma. Her father then sent her to Tulsa to live with her extended family to get a Jewish education. Upon her high school graduation, she attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She raised three sons, Jay, Marc, and Paul Levy, in Tulsa before moving full-time to Hallandale, Florida, in 1994. In 2003, she married Leonard Androphy and shared 11 years of marriage before his death in 2014.
Iris had a deep passion for world travel, politics, and her family. She also enjoyed entertaining friends with lavish dinner parties and, later in life, cherished hosting her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they vacationed at her home in Florida.
Iris will be remembered for her generosity, witty sense of humor, keen business sense, and always living life on her terms. She took great pride in caring for "her own" and instilled these values in her children and grandchildren to continue the tradition. Spending time with family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, was the highlight of her life. Her kitchen walls are covered in photographs of the people and relationships that enriched her life and served as a reminder of the extraordinary legacy she left behind.
Iris was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Androphy; son, Jay Levy; brother, Mischa Kahn; and parents, Ella and George Kahn.
Iris is survived by her sons, Marc (Dana) Levy, Paul (Cai) Levy; daughter-in-law, Mindy Levy; brother, Mike (Barbara) Kahn; grandchildren, Adam (Keely Tongate) Levy, Jennifer (David) Block, Jonathan Levy, Taylor Levy, Lauran (Mitch) Butler, Jamey Levy, and Chelsea Levy; five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fitzgerald Funeral Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Rose Hill Cemetery, 4161 E. Admiral Place, Tulsa, OK 74115.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum at www.jasminemoran.com
or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at www.bcrf.org
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Published by Tulsa World on Jul. 11, 2021.