In Memory

Jeffrey Levinger**

Jeffrey Levinger**

From Dick Aaron

San Francisco Chronicle

Jeffrey Emmet Levinger June 21, 1941 - April 13, 2018 Jeff was a pianist, a poet, and a loving father, grandfather and husband. He passed away on Friday, April 13th at the hospital from complications arising from a year-long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and loved ones at the time of his death. Jeff was born in New York City and spent his childhood in Cincinnati and Chicago. He was an avid reader and an insatiable thinker, with wide-ranging interests in religion, philosophy, history, politics, sociology, linguistics, nutrition and science. He attained his bachelor's degree from MIT in Mathematics and moved to San Francisco in 1968. Jeff was an early pioneer in the computer fields, beginning work as a computer programmer when computers were so large that a single computer took up a whole room! He later switched disciplines to become a technical writer by trade, a profession he continued for the next 40 years. He also studied the Japanese martial art, Aikido, for several decades. Jeff was married for 46 years to Lucretia Duncan-Levinger, a native of Louisville, Kentucky and Dallas, Texas. Jeff and Lucretia met in San Francisco and had two children, David and Leah. Jeff was a devoted and adoring father, who took obvious delight in his children and later, his grandchildren. His infectious playfulness, capacity for downright silliness, rigorous and far-reaching intellect, unbridled passion for music, unceasing curiosity, and incurable proclivity toward debate (even when inconvenient!) will be deeply and keenly missed. Jeff is survived by his wife Lucretia and his sisters Enid and Andy. He lives on in his children David and Leah, his daughter-in-law Heather, and several grandchildren, Hannah, Jasmine, Misia, Rachael, and Ziva. Services will be held this Tuesday, April 17th at 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Jacob at 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas in Redwood City. Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Apr. 17, 2018

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06/20/18 07:57 AM #1    

Steven Seiler

This is sad news to hear! Another of our great classmates passing. Jeff was a talented guy who was always fun to be around. His life was well lived and I am happy to have known him. Blessings to his family and his spirit.

06/20/18 01:31 PM #2    

Gene Altman, M. D.

Jeff was brilliant, it's no wonder he went to M.I.T. He was funny - I enjoyed his ironic sense of humor. As with so many of our classmates, I wish I had spent more time with him and gotten to know him better. He leaves wonderful memories with a loving and appreciative family, which is the best tribute a person can have.

06/20/18 02:29 PM #3    

Rosalie Ward (Delaney Neuwirth)

Gene stole my line:  Jeff was indeed a brilliant classmate. He was also thoughtful and sensitive. I am glad to know that his brilliance took him so far professionally and that he retained the special qualities that were so evident to us who knew him at age 17. I send condolences to his family on the loss. Truly, Rosalie Ward Delaney Neuwirth.

06/21/18 12:28 PM #4    

Ronald Weiland

God Bless You Jeff,

We were in Gym class together for two semesters.

I saw a side of you perhaps few guy's saw, we used to laugh and have fun and you chimed right in. It was as if you were elevated above your studies for a few moments. You led and amazing life, all who knew you will miss you, I know I will.

My Deepest Sympathy to Jeffrey's Family and friends.

Ronald Cole Weiland

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