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Edward Stephen Levy

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Edward Stephen Levy passed away May 10, 2014 at Duke Medical Center after a short illness. He was born May 25, 1948 to Emma and Theodore Levy in Rocky Mount, NC. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ed worked in the family retail business before deciding to become an independent sales representative for men’s clothing. He traveled the Southeast and won the respect and trust of his customers and others within the industry. Ed represented many lines over his career, including lines from Italy and Canada. He recently had reduced his representation to only one line – Ballin International – for which he enjoyed representing for over twenty years. Ed was also an avid photographer who enjoyed learning all he could about the art.

Ed is survived by his wife Debbie, his beloved standard poodle Izzie, his brother Raymond and wife Sandy, twin sister Linda Harley, nephew Jake Levy and nieces Anna Rabon and Tevya Harley. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Dr. Crit Harley.

A casual gathering to celebrate Ed’s life will be held on Sunday, May 18 between the hours of 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 5114 Masters Lane, Wilson NC. In lieu of flowers, Ed requested that donations be made to Temple Beth El, 838 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27801. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online condolences at www.hallwynne.com.

Condolences for the family of “Edward Stephen Levy”

Condolence from Bob Wicker on May 14th, 2014 12:00 am

Ed was a friend for several years. He was a really good photographer who was always ready to try something new and different. He will be missed.

Condolence from Jacqueline Tate on May 14th, 2014 12:00 am

Knew Ed through the Wilson Camera Club and the Eastern Carolina Region of CNPA. A passionate nature photographer. Will miss him at the meetings. Glad got to know him better at the Chincoteague outing with the CNPA.

Condolence from Henry Pierce on May 15th, 2014 12:00 am

I am saddened to find out that my friend Ed. has passed away. He was a very delightful individual. Always had a smile on hi face and a friendly word each and every time we came into contact. I will miss him. Please accept my deepest symphthy.

Condolence from The Family of George Matthews on May 15th, 2014 12:00 am

It is with great sadness that we have learned of Eddie’s death. Out thoughts, love, and prayers are with each of as you face the days ahead.

Condolence from Alan K. Levy on May 15th, 2014 12:00 am

I am shocked and sadden by the news. Ed was a great guy. I recently found that he had a fantastic eye through the lens of a camera. He shared with me his most recent photos on his tablet while in New York in January. My condolences to Debbie and family.

Condolence from Joyce Berk Jones on May 15th, 2014 12:00 am

I just learned of Edward’s death and am very sad to hear of it. Though I had only seen him sporadically through the years, at RMSHS class reunions, he never failed to seek me out and amuse me with stories of our families which were very close growing up. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Bart Silberman on May 15th, 2014 12:00 am

So sad to hear about Ed’s passing. The apparel business has its share of “interesting” folks, but Ed was truly a wonderful person. Enjoyed every minute of our time together at Reyn Spooner Hawaii, and he was always a terrific friend to my dad. He will be greatly missed – Bart Silberman & family.

Condolence from Renee Garrett Skeen on May 15th, 2014 12:00 am

Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about Ed! I remember him being a very funny man and enjoying being around him. I know your heart is breaking but only time will heal. I know you can hold on to all the wonderful memories you built together . I remember you two having a very loving relationship together with your 4 legged children. Such great memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Condolence from Judy Thorpe on May 15th, 2014 12:00 am

I am sorry to read about the loss of your loved one. The pain is tremendous even with the passing of time. There are scriptures, in the Bible to help provide relief of grief & distress. The hearer of prayers. Ps. 65:2 A source of comfort in times of grief & distress.

Condolence from Donna Teague on May 16th, 2014 12:00 am

We are so sadden to hear of Mr.Levy’s passing. We here at Wilson Optical will miss him. He was always a joy to help. May God give you peace,comfort and understanding during this difficult time. Prayers, Donna, Bill, Lisa,Danielle and Angie

Condolence from David Edwards on May 17th, 2014 12:00 am

I am saddened to learn of the passing of a true friend in Ed Levy. I have been the beneficiary of his good humor and friendship for many years. I will always have the blessings of great memories beginning with working with Ed in his clothing store in the late seventies. I remember how happy he was in his courtship and marriage to you. Also, the good times we shared as couples when I also married. He will be missed with fondness, love and gratitude!


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