Robert Joseph Levy

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Obituaries

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania—Robert Joseph Levy, 68, of Harrisburg, Pa., died from esophageal cancer, complicated by Covid-19, on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

The son of Maurice and Sylvia Levy, he was born in Boston, Mass. on September 2, 1953.

After graduating from Susquehanna Township High School in 1971, he then continued his education first at Harrisburg Community College and then finished his bachelor’s degree in Arts at Franconia College, NH.

He started his career path with the Associated Press as a photographer for the Patriot News. His work at AP nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize. He worked until he retired at the PA Department of Revenue as a media specialist/photographer.

Bob loved music of many genres and he was an attendee at Woodstock in 1969. He was such a loyal fan of Formula One Auto Racing that he built car models as his hobby. He loved nature and would either take long drives in the mountains or go hiking on his motorcycle or bicycle.

Bob was loved by so many longtime friends. He was very kind, compassionate, and witty, and had a good creative sense of humor. In other words, he made friends easily.

He is survived by his sister, Ellen (Norman) Cohen, his granddaughter Grace Peterson, nephews and cousins. His parents, sister Harriet Bowser, and son Seth Reckert preceded him in death.

Graveside services were held at Beth El Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, Inc.