Herbert Alan Levin

by | Oct 21, 2021 | Obituaries

Boca Raton, Fla.—Lieutenant Commander Herbert Alan Levin USN, Retired, passed away peacefully in the early evening hours of October 8, 2021, in Boca Raton, Fa., with his beloved wife Carol and her loving daughter Lauren at his bedside. His battle with chronic illness over the past few years demonstrated his courage while maintaining his kindness, compassion and appreciation of others.

Herb was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa. as the son of the late Samuel and Rose Levin. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1959, he joined the United States Navy to serve his country and see the world. While stationed in Norfolk, Va., he met his first wife, Elaine Mendelson Levin, of blessed memory. He circumnavigated the globe on the USS Canberra and ultimately retired as a Lieutenant Commander. Following his military service, Herb resided in the Tidewater area and became a CPA. He was a partner in the firms of Swartz, Bresenoff, Yavner & Jacobs and Failes & Associates, and developed many long-term relationships with clients who became his friends.

Herb was committed to supporting his family, friends, and community. He always helped others willfully with a smile. He was an active member in the Masonic Temple and the Portsmouth Host Lions Club for many years, serving as the Club’s president, 1981–1982. In 1986, he was appointed by the Governor of Virginia for a three-year term to the Virginia Health Services Cost Review Council. He also served on the board of Beth Sholom Home.

Herb’s faith in God and devotion to Judaism was lifelong as an active member in Gomley Chesed Synagogue and Ohef Sholom Temple in Tidewater, as well as Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, Florida, where he spent the last 20 years of his life.

Herb is survived by his wife Carol Gross Levin, who he married in 1993; his three children Ronald Levin (Stephanie) of Charlottesville, Va., Scott Levin (Betty Ann) of Virginia Beach, Va., and Becky Levin (Stacey Folsom) of Washington DC; his three stepchildren Jeff Slepin (Susan) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Robert Slepin (Kimi) of Toronto, Canada, and Lauren Antonino (Tom) of Atlanta, Ga.; his grandchildren Elayna, Alexandra, Sam, Julia, Emerson, Eliot, Tommy, Matthew, Jamie, David, Renee, and Ryan; his sister Beverly Lewis (Marvin) of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and his sister-in-law Colette Levin (Donald of blessed memory) of Indianapolis, Indiana. Chloe, Herb’s beloved feline companion for the past nine years, will continue to bless Carol with warmth, affection, friendship, and love.

To celebrate Herb’s life, a memorial service was held at Ohef Sholom Temple, with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg and Cantor Jennifer Reuben officiating. A private burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery followed.

Donations in Herb’s memory requested to Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk or Temple Beth El in Boca Raton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.hdoliver.com.