Gilbert Edward Levin

by | Apr 19, 2013 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Gilbert Edward Levin, of Abbott Lane, in Norfolk, died April 10, 2013.

A native of Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late Lewis Wheeler Levin and Fannie Novak Levin.

Mr. Levin graduated from Northeastern University before joining the United States Navy retiring as a Lieutenant JG. Mr. Levin then worked in the scrap and salvage business for 40 years. He was a longtime member of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk and was also active in a large variety of charities and organizations. Gilbert enjoyed traveling until his last days, but placed the utmost emphasis on his family, and especially his wife, Pauline. They were inseparable.

Mr. Levin is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pauline Sod Levin of Norfolk; his daughter Sharon Levin Lira and Thomas of Norfolk; sons Theodore and Cindy Levin of Norfolk and Lawrence and Maryanne Levin of Irvington, N.Y. Seven grandchildren: Jennifer Fine and fiancé Ryan Shaw and Blair Fine, Jamie, Jonathan, Justin, Bailey, and Samantha Levin; a brother Clinton and wife Frances Levin of North Dartmouth, Mass. and sister in law Syliva Levin of Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Levin is also survived by numerous loving nephews and nieces and was predeceased by brothers Marvin, Sumner, and his wife Barbara Levin.

Funeral services were held in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. with Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz and Cantor Gordon Piltch officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of The Kings Daughters or the charity of choice. Online condolences may be offered at