Edward R. Levy, 66, of Royal Oak, formerly of Clearwater, Fla., and Phoenix, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Detroit. Mr. Levy was an Eagle Scout, a 1959 graduate of Dearborn High School and a graduate of Oakland University. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Levy was a "Pathfinder" during the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of American Legion Post 374 in Berkley. Mr. Levy was a design engineer for Ford Motor Co., where he worked on the Taurus prototype, and also worked as a bus driver for Birmingham Public Schools. Mr. Levy is survived by his wife, Laurie C. (Scarpace) Levy; children, Gordon (Dorie) Levy of Maricopa, Ariz., Lisa (Chris) Jensen of Galveston, Texas, Ryan (Christa) Levy of Phoenix, and Morgan (David) Francis of Phoenix; his mother, Margaret Mandeville of Clearwater, Fla.; sister, Joanne Golder of Clearwater, Fla.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Edward R. Levy. Visitation is Friday, 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., and funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674; or Ezra Parker Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, c/o Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak, MI 48067; or the Royal Oak Woman's Club, 404 S. Pleasant Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067.
Published in The Daily Tribune on April 3, 2008.
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