Tetiana (Tania) Levine
LEVINE: Tetiana (Tania) Levine, of Philadelphia, with her beloved husband, David, tragically died in a house fire on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the age of 58. Loving wife of the late David Levine for 30 years; caring mother of Julian and Monica Levine; beloved daughter of Nadia and Osyp Nimylowycz, sister of Marta Fox and Lydia Sos (Yarko). Raised in Philadelphia, Tania’s childhood was intimately involved with the Ukrainian community, especially scouting. Tania attended St. Basil elementary school and graduated from Girls High. Graduating from Temple University, Tania went on to work for the Defense Industrial Supply Center in Philadelphia after college. Tania met her soul mate, David, and the two were married in 1986. Tania dedicated herself to raising their two children, Julian and Monica, tending to her parents, and taking care of others, including her precious cats. At her children’s schools, Tania was an active member of the Parent Teacher Organization, and could be counted on for her tireless hours of work. Inspired by her autistic nephew, Tania became an aide in a school with autistic children at the Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El Bright Horizons program, bringing her gifts of patience and kindness. In 2013, Tania and her husband David acquired a local franchise of ComForCare Senior Services Care, a home health care business. With her clients, Tania demonstrated generosity and empathy, as she did with everyone she encountered. Tania had many hobbies and passions, most notably painting. Tania was a master painter, crafting intricate artwork and studying under Paul DuSold. She enjoyed painting outdoor landscapes and human figures. Tania was also a voracious reader who looked forward to in-depth conversations with her longtime book club friends. Tania shared a love for European travel and cooking with David and her children. This past summer, Tania and her daughter Monica traveled to Europe together in celebration of Monica’s college graduation. All who knew Tania can attest to her gentle spirit, as a mother, daughter, wife, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, teacher, animal lover, businesswoman and friend. Tania’s easygoing nature immediately put people at ease everywhere she went, and will be forever missed. Contributions may be made to Autism Speaks, Attn: Web Gift, 1060 State Road, 2nd FL., Princeton NJ 08540 or to Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center, 6620 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206.