Bernard Levy, 84


WARWICK – Bernard Levy, of Warwick and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Aug. 13.  He was the husband of Miriam (Friedland) Levy for more than 60 years.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Samuel and Annie (Matasow) Levy, he had lived in Warwick for nearly 60 years and wintered in Florida for more than 30 years.

He was the founder of Crosstown Press Printing in Cranston where he worked until retirement. A 1946 graduate of High School, he attended classes at the University of Rhode Island. He served in the RI Air National Guard and was a staff seargent in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans and the 102nd AC&W Squadron Association, a life member of  Touro Fraternal Association, Kiwanis, Knights of Pythias and a 50-plus year member of the RI Masonic Overseas Lodge.

An avid golfer, he was a member of the Pine Island Ridge Country Club in Ft. Lauderdale where he also served on the board of his community.

He was a member of Temple Beth-El in Providence and was a founding member of Temple Am-David in Warwick where he served as a past Brotherhood president, organized the synagogue’s first youth group and served on many committees.

He was the father of Sharon Kramberg and her husband Bernie of Avon, Conn., and Steven Levy and his wife Donna of Warwick. He was the grandfather of David Kramberg and his wife Kathleen, Lauren Koretzki and her husband Kevin, Allison Blank and her husband Josh, Marissa Kramberg, Jennifer Kramberg, Brian Levy and Michael Levy, and the great-grandfather of Rachel and Ryan Koretzki and Olivia and Julianna Blank.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., in Providence. Burial will follow in Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick.

Contributions may be sent to Cornerstone Adult Services, 140 Warwick Neck Ave., Warwick, RI 02889 or to the charity of one’s choice.