Helene Levine, 94, longtime resident of Riverdale, NY, for over 60 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at her daughter Pam Levine’s residence in Waltham, Massachusetts.
All who knew her were struck by her warmth, kindness and dry sense of humor. She was an avid opera connoisseur who traveled to the Metropolitan Opera house for performances and to the lower east side to take opera history classes. She also enjoyed the theater, ballet, and art museums. She was born on October 16, 1927, in New York City. After attending City College, she worked for many years as a controller in the Garment Center in Manhattan until her retirement. After that, for several years, Helene volunteered at the Allen Pavilion at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
Helene loved to travel and spend time with Pam, taking many trips together to China, the Caribbean, and Europe. She also loved to visit Pam in Waltham for months at a time and was beloved by all of Pam’s friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Howard, her sister Mildred, and her brother, Jerome.
She is survived by her daughter Pam, nieces and nephews Robert and Susan Gershin, Tina and Alan Kalisher, and Nancy and Louis Tognan. She will be forever missed by her family, relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at the Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street, in Manhattan, on Thursday, March 23. Friends and family can visit after 11:00 AM followed by services at 12:00 PM.
Condolences may be sent to her daughter, Pam Levine, 45 Casey Circle, Waltham, MA 02451. Donations may be made in her memory to The Simon Wiesenthal Center https://www.wiesenthal.com or The Alzheimer’s Foundation https://www.alz.org.