Robert Levin

Published 1:21 pm Friday, June 27, 2008

He will be remembered by all who knew him for his intelligence, grace, modesty, warmth, humor, and generosity.

Bob was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa., and lived in Mt. Gilead for over 50 years. He briefly attended Temple University in Philadelphia before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During World War II, he served as a B-24 pilot with the 392nd Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force, stationed in Wendling, England. Following the war, he returned to UNC, where he was night managing editor of the Daily Tar Heel. He graduated in 1946.

He worked for 36 years with Gilead Manufacturing and ended his career as vice president of manufacturing. During those years, he spoke at many national conventions in New York City, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Chicago.

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Bob was active in volunteer work including the Lion&squo;s Club, PTA, VFW, United Way, and Boy Scouts. He also served as director of the Rescue Squad, and headed up the renovation of the Leah Richter Levin Auditorium.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Leah Richter Levin, and by his second wife, Nancy Peery Levin; he is survived by his sons, Barry Michael Levin of Atlanta, Ga., David Mark Levin of Columbus and Robin Dean Levin of Atlanta; brothers, Richard Levin of Chapel Hill and Ron Levin of Liberty, S.C.; and grandson Robinson Cooper Levin of Atlanta. He is also survived by step-children Whit Andrews of Rural Hall, N.C., Stephanie Leon of Asheville, and Chuck Andrews of Matthews, N.C.; as well as seven step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Bob touched many lives as a husband, father, brother,

grandfather, colleague, and mentor.

His ashes will be buried in Mt. Gilead at Sharon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Bob asked that contributions be made either to the Bob & Nancy Levin Scholarship Fund, administered through the North Carolina Community Foundation, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, N.C. 27609; or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Columbus, N.C. Go to and click on the &dquo;How You Can Help&dquo; link.

An online guest register may be signed at

McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.

‐ paid obituary