George Levine, 89


PROVIDENCE – George Levine, husband, father and grandfather, died Oct. 6. He was born on April 24, 1924, in Woonsocket, to the late Robert and Rebecca (Eisenberg) Levine. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Bennett) to whom he was married for 42 years; his daughters, Marsha Books and her husband Richard of Sharon, Mass., and Patti Boochever and her husband Stephen of Slingerlands, N.Y. He is survived by grandchildren Eric Books, Joshua Books, Samuel Boochever and Rachel Boochever; his step daughter-in-law Elaine Greenstein and her children Rebecca and Ilana; his sister Dolly Fisher of Worcester, Mass.; sister-in-law Rosalind Levine of Oakland, Calif.; 10 nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, and devoted friend, Ken Leveille. He was predeceased by his first wife Charlotte (Gertsacov) Levine, his older brother Jason and his step-children Nancy Greene and Bennett Greenstein.

He entered Brown University as a member of the class of 1945. During WWII, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in the China-Burma-India theatre. Following his service, he returned to Brown, graduating with a degree in applied mathematics in June 1948. He joined the family business, the former Roberts Children’s Shop, later Robert’s Inc., founded by his father. He and his brother took over the business after their father died in 1957, expanding to five stores in R.I.

In retirement, he became a computer consultant, working with non-profits and private clients. He also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations including Temple Beth-El, of which he was a member.

Contributions may be made to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.