Samuel Lee Levy

May 6, 1932 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 88)


Samuel Lee Levy, 88, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2020 at the Residence at Hilltop assisted living facility. Sam was born in Twilight Pa, on May 6th, 1932 the son of the late Samuel T. & Dortha (Lammay) Levy.

Sam was a charter member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Coal Center. He also served as a volunteer and board of director for the Center in the Woods Adult Care Center located in California Pa.  An avid player of the banjo and would always look forward to “Jam Day”.  

A graduate of Charleroi Area High School class of 1950; he played the trumpet in the band and was a proud member of the “Trumpet Trio”. He also played the trumpet in the Dance Band.

Following high school Sam enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country honorably and was plank owner of the USS Coral Sea for four and a half years. In 1960 he was hired as a Rural Mail Carrier at the Charleroi post Office and later transferred to the post Office in Scenery Hill where he worked until his retirement in 1988.

Sam was a member of the Mon-Valley Shipmates and was a part of the team that traveled to area schools that presented a program on the American flag. Sam was a leader for the Appalachian Wagon train for 17 years. He also worked with the National Pike Festival Wagon Train.

On June 12, 1954 he married his classmate Ruth (Balas) Levy at Ebenezer Methodist Church by Rev. Wilbur Blackhurst. On June 12th, 2020 they celebrated 66 years of marriage together.

Samuel is survived by his wife Ruth Levy, sister Sally & John (deceased) Sedunov of Wyano, Pa, brother Glenn (deceased) & Johanna Levy of Washington, PA, brother-in-law Michael & Doris Balas of Grantville, Pa and sister-in-law C. Louise & Rev Charles (deceased) Fair of Wyomissing Pa.

His four grandchildren; Lisa & Brian Lohr, Timothy (TJ) & Nicole Levy, Chris & Lhen Levy, and Jess & Samantha Levy.

Five great-grandchildren; Ross & Maxx Lohr, Timothy & Braden Levy and Isabella Levy.  


In addition to his parents, Sam is preceded in death by his children, Lorraine Horvath, Timothy & Jeffrey Levy and Sam’s brother Glenn Levy.


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