CRANSTON, R.I. – Julius Levine was born Sept. 21, 1928, to Morris and Celia (Weingrowitz) Levine in Brooklyn, New York, and died May 15, 2023. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Friedlander) Levine; they were happily married for 69 years.
Julius attended and graduated from the Adjutant General’s School, in Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. In 1949, he received a bachelor’s in business administration from Bryant College. Julius was an office manager for the Artcraft Metal Co., Fall River, Massachusetts. During the 1950s, he was a chief warrant officer in the Army Reserve and later became a second lieutenant in the Massachusetts National Guard. Later, he received a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Massachusetts. Following his honorable discharge, he was employed with the Boeing Company’s aerospace division in Seattle, Washington, to work with their advanced ballistic missile systems. He later joined the Colfax Company, based in Pawtucket, as their vice president of manufacturing. Julius proudly served there for 33 years until his retirement in 1996.
He was the devoted father of Leslie Levine, of Warwick; Dianne Gens and her husband, Barry, of Newton, Massachusetts; and Andrea Couch and her husband, Deryl, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He was the loving grandfather of Matthew Gens, Robert Gens, Jason Gens, Savannah Couch, Sydney Couch and Brooke Honer. He was the cherished great-grandfather of Lily and Julia. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, June Heiser-Shub, Irene Weiner and Lila Matlin.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Insight, 43 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 1, Warwick, RI 02888 or Chabad of West Bay, 3871 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886.