Mary Levinstein

by | Mar 22, 2013 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Mary Levinstein, beloved mother of Irwin and David and motherin- law of Janna and Susan, passed away peacefully at DePaul Hospital, Friday morning, March 6, 2013, at the age of 97.

She was known for her charm and wit and many years of volunteer service to Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati and to Na’amat USA, which helps women and children in Israel. She received an award from the hospital in honor of 25,000 volunteer hours.

She was grandmother of five and great grandmother of five. During their many years of good health, Mary and her husband Moses annually visited their family in Israel. She was predeceased by Moses, a metallurgical engineer for General Electric and naval commander, and her siblings Dorothy, Meyer, and Louis.

She is survived by her younger sister Helen Lerner of Phoenix, Ariz.; her younger son, David, a family therapist in Jerusalem, Israel; her elder son, Irwin, a professor at Old Dominion University; her daughtersin- law Janna, an attorney for the federal government, and Susan, a retired director of a school for special needs children in Jerusalem; all 10 of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services were private. Donations in remembrance of Mary may be made to Na’amat USA at Online condolences may be sent to the family at