SOMERSET - STEPHEN WALD LEVINE passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. He was 83 years old.
Born in the Bronx, NY, a graduate of Bronx High School of Science and Cornell University, he resided in Aberdeen, NJ, before relocating to Somerset, NJ, 16 years ago.
Prior to retiring in 2005, he was an electrical engineer for Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ.
Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Elaine (Mandell); his children, Lauren Levine of Manhattan, NY, and Dr. Jeffrey Levine and his wife, Doretha, of Manhattan, NY; his sister, Peggy Meyer of Vancouver, Canada; three grandchildren, Hannah, Maggie and Theodore Levine; a beloved cat, Zoey, and a grandcat, Snoop Cat. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Leslie Mandell; his niece, Karen Falkenspence, and his nephew, Michael Falkenheim and his wife, Jaqui, and their three children, Chloe, Sophie, and Clara. Stephen had several first cousins and their families, and was an honored member of the Mitchell family of Charleston, South Carolina.
Services were entrusted to MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPELS, East Brunswick, NJ and were private due to the COVID-19 federal restrictions on public gatherings. To leave a message of condolence, please visit our "Tributes" page.
Steve was an active and vocal member of the JFK Democratic Club. He could always be counted on to share his knowledge of politics and ask our speakers pertinent questions. We will sorely miss his presence and the energy he brought to our meetings. May Steve's memory be for a blessing.
As the president,on behalf of the JFK Democratic Club, we offer our deepest sympathies to Steve's beloved wife, Elaine and the entire Levine family.
Steve and I got to know each other through politics. Steve had a very deep sense of fairness and the equality of all people and worked for and contributed to candidates he felt supported those values. Without Steve's leadership the Somerset Run Civics Club would have gone out of existence much sooner then it did. His energy and involvement will be sorely missed.
My sincere condolences to the Levine family.
To the Levine family,
So saddened to hear about Steve. He was such an asset to our Somerset Run community, going above and beyond to keep us informed of what was happening around us.
He was truly a mensch and his care of Elaine, exemplary.
Wishing you all healing at this sad time.
Paula Selkow and Maurice Rosenstraus
My Sincere condolences to Stevenson family. Stephen helpful hints will be missed at our caregivers meeting for sure. He was a wonderful andb caring person. Paula Bryant
Condolences to Steve’s family. Steve and I were part of the Parker Alzheimer’s Support Group in Highland Park. We both found comfort in sharing our trials and tribulations with the group as we struggled to take care of our loved ones with Alzheimers. Steve always did his best to make sure his Elaine was given the best of care.
I met Steve way back at Bell Labs (West Street I believe?) and I also pretty much remained there till the end retiring in 2001 at the Holmdel location. I don't think that I actually worked with him but we had some common friends and I think that he also belonged to the Jewish Studies Club. I remember Steve as being very cheerful and upbeat. He always projected enthusiasm! I was sorry to read his obituary in the Times and I'm sending my sincere condolences to his wife and family.
Steve was an invaluable member of the Somerset Run community, including leadership in our Civics Club. He was the model of a devoted husband, and he was a key in the success of our chapter of the Brandeis National Committee, where he had been Communications Coordinator since the inception of the chapter. He was very proud of the fact that his son went to Brandeis. We will miss him very much.
--Christine Retz, VP Programming, BNC-Somerset
So sorry for your loss. Steve was a valued Somerset Run neighbor. His very recognizable voice will truly be missed. Mary & Ben Laves
We are deeply saddened by the news of Steve's passing. His devotion to Elaine and the community will remain with us as exemplifications of his character He was generous with his time and knowledge and we are grateful that he was a part of our lives. May he rest in peace and may his family be comforted by the life he lived and the love he gave to them and others.
Steve was a very important and respected member of the Somerset Run Community, a good friend. and we all will miss him dearly.
Ann and Terry Wallin
Dear Levine family, Jeff and Lauren,
We send our prayers for everlasting memories and a peaceful heart for the loss of your husband and father. We have many fond memories of our early years together in Strathmore. May he rest in peace. We especially treasure Steve's sense of humor, and kind neighborly gestures.
Love, The Sanoudis family, Donna, Barbara and Chryssie.
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