Margaret Levine

Margaret Levine


LEVINE: Margaret Levine, born on January 28, 1923, in East Pittsburgh. She is survived by her children Bob (Eileen), Judy (Jim) and Jason (Debbie) and her siblings Frances Zeifer, Beatrice Huttner and Eugene Kessler. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Laine (Trevor), Rachel (Adam), Molly, Josh, Sarah, and Elana and her two great-grandchildren, Keagan and Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Bernard “Sonny” Levine and her siblings Bernard Kessler, David Kessler, Ida Soffer, Jean Sanes and Lillian Lauar. Her parents, Louis and Molly Kessler, were emigrants from a rural town in what was then Hungary. In the 1940s she graduated from the nursing school at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. She and Sonny raised three children in Squirrel Hill. Margaret worked as a registered nurse for many years at Montefiore Hospital in Oakland. Margaret moved with Sonny from Pittsburgh to Miami Beach, Fla., in 1979. Margaret worked as a visiting nurse in Miami. Later she was a volunteer in Miami elementary schools. In her 80s, she volunteered at Aventura Hospital in Miami Beach. Her caring, helpful nature was appreciated by the patients and families she served. In 2011 Margaret moved back north to be closer to her family. She resided at the Highlands in Reading, Pa. Margaret was active in the Highlands community and made many new friends. Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday, May 4, 2018, at 12 pm and then proceed to Beth Shalom Cemetery for 1 PM graveside services. Contributions may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.

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