Edward Robert Levitz, M.D., of Enfield, Conn., died Oct. 21. He was the husband of Frances (Cohen) Levitz. Born on in 1919 in New Haven, Conn., he was the son of Sarah (Davidoff) and Isaac Levitz. He graduated from Hill House High School in New Haven, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Middlesex School of Medicine in Waltham. He interned at Christ Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and the Contagious Disease Hospital in NJ; and at Memorial Hospital and Wilmington Hospital in Delaware. He served in the United States Public Health Service and was assigned to the United States Coast Guard as a Lieutenant J.G. during World War II and was stationed on Atlantic Sea Duty, and in the United States Army Medical Corps as a Captain during the Korean War and was stationed in Bordeaux, France. He settled in Holyoke in 1946 and practiced medicine there until 1979, in general practice, family practice, and anesthesiology. He was board certified in Family medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and was a Fellow in the American College of Anesthesia (diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology.) He served as President of the medical staff at Holyoke Hospital for two terms, and was also co-chief of medicine there. He was also on the obstetrical and medical staffs at the Providence Hospital in Holyoke, and at the Wesson Maternity Hospital in Springfield. He practiced in Arizona from 1979 – 1981, then returned to New England. He was a member of Rodphey Sholom Synagogue in Holyoke. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Alan Levitz (Shirley) of Enfield, Conn., Jon Levitz (Tirtza) of Be’er Sheva, Israel, and Corinne “Cookie” Levitz of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren, Allison Steinberg (Adam) of Longmeadow, Dr. Seth Levitz (Colleen) of Winnetka, Ill., and Lee and Adam Levitz of Be’er Sheva, Israel; and four great-grandchildren, Zachary and Hayden Steinberg and Olivia and Charles Levitz. He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Bernard Levitz. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Rodphey Sholom, 1800 Northampton St., Holyoke, MA 01040; the Center for Conflict Resolution, 11 East Adams, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60603 or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.
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