Obituary of Irving Levy
Irving Joseph Levy 79, of Westminster, CO (formerly of Indianapolis, IN) passed away peacefully with family by his side on March 9, 2019. Irv was born in Rochester, NY on July 14, 1939 and later moved to Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents Sophie and Joseph Levy; immigrants from Monastier Serbia, Sister Dolores Schankerman.
Irv graduated from Shortridge High School in 1957 and received his Bachelors, Masters, and EdD from Indiana University. Irv lived his life through service to others. He was on the board of directors for many organizations including Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation, Indianapolis, IN, Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis and Arvada, CO, and Temple Micah in Denver, CO. He served multiple terms as President and Vice President of Etz Chaim, ScoutMaster of Troop 18, Cub Master, and President of the Resident Council of the Covenant Village retirement home in Westminster, CO. Irv was a member of Centre Lodge #23 where he was a 3rd Degree Mason and 32nd Degree Shriner.
Everyone was equal in Irv’s eyes, he treated everyone with love and respect and gave his time freely. Irv and his loving wife Elaine spent almost every moment of their retirement cooking for people in need. They cooked 1000’s of meals for Community Dinner at Arvada United Methodist Church, Family Promise, The Delores Project and for the Homeless Women’s Initiative at Temple Micah.
Irv is survived by his Wife, Elaine Cartwright Levy of Westminster, CO, his Children Sharon Levy of Indiana, Jeff Levy (Rachel) of Rhode Island, Christine (Brett) Ohlen, Jane Winter, and Warren Cartwright of Colorado; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Service and interment were held, March 12th at Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation and Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm on Tuesday, March 19th at Covenant Village, Smith Fellowship Hall, 9153 Yarrow Street, Westminster, CO 80021.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations toThe Delores Project (thedeloresproject.org) or Family Promise (familypromiseofgreaterdenver.org) or donate your time through service in his memory.