Bruce Benjamin Levy, Sr.

September 30, 2018 Kennett Square, PA Beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Son and Friend

With great sadness we announce the passing of Bruce Benjamin Levy Sr, beloved husband, father, brother, son and friend. His unexpected loss sends ripples far into the world he traveled so extensively. And yet, he always preferred to be home.

On this next journey Bruce’s sisters, Faye and Drein along with his father, Sylvan will be there to greet him. The ones he’s left behind will have his love wrapped around them forever and his strength will carry them through this very difficult time.

Bruce will always be the pillar that sustains his beloved wife and partner of 50 years, Ginny. He will watch over and be proud of his sons, Bruce Levy Jr. and Jesse Levy. Bruce’s remaining siblings, Nina, Lindsay, Ann, Thomas, Jack, Linda, Cheryl and Diane will always listen for his laughter, and he will remain his mother Carlie’s  dearly loved son.

The Levy family would like to invite friends to an informal gathering in celebration of Bruce’s life and share the joy he took in his cherished property, 713 Folly Hill Rd, Kennett Square on October 20, 2018, anytime between noon and 5pm.

In lieu of flowers, a donation could be made to Salesianum School or the Longwood Fire Company.


Message from the Family

Please share with us your fond memories of Bruce. We thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Memorial Donations

Salesianum School

Donations may be mailed to:

Salesianum School Annual Fund
1801 N. Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19802

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Longwood Fire Company

Donations may be mailed to:

Longwood Fire Company
1001 E. Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Services

Gathering

October 20, 2018 12:00PM to 5:00PM 713 Folly Hill Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Guestbook

  1. Ginny:

    As you know, Bruce and I go back over 30 years. He was a trusted colleague in business, but, more important, a good friend. I have many fond memories of the time we spent together, including the time he spent with us at our home in West Virginia many years ago. I am sorry that I won’t be able to attend the memorial service tomorrow, but I will be there with you and the family in spirit. I pray that the Lord will be with your during this difficult time, and sustain you in the days ahead. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

    Bob Rauch

    Robert J. Rauch | October 19, 2018 at 7:59 PM
  2. Dear Ginny and Family,
    It is with profound sadness that Bruce has left us. He was a great friend, teacher (although I was older than him), and gift to humanity. I was so proud to call him my friend. I am so saddened that I cannot attend his Celebration of Life, but I will be there in spirit. Susan and I want to extend our deep condolences to all of you, for Bruce was truly an asset to this world and we are all poorer from his passing. May God bless you all.
    David and Susan Palumbo

    David Palumbo | October 19, 2018 at 10:18 AM
  3. My condolences and prayers to Ginny and all of the people who knew Bruce like I did. I worked for him from a young age and helped the idea of his dream farm become a reality. He was a powerful man who encouraged me to stand firm in the process of business and any part of life when appearing weak would not help obtain my own dreams. I learned a lot from Bruce, especially, that anything is possible as long as you work hard and never give up on your goals. I am grateful for where I am now and I would never be here without the help of Bruce. Thank you Bruce! Much love and respect to you and Ginny. Rest well big guy!

    Jake Wagner | October 19, 2018 at 9:56 AM
  4. Dear Ginny, thinking of you at this time of your loss. Love, Ann Wilson

    Ann Wilson | October 18, 2018 at 9:49 AM
  5. What makes a good neighbor … someone who
    • gets up at or before sunrise, like you do … and while you’re feeding horses you can see him in the distance, having his first cigarette outside in his boxers
    • has a predictable routine, which just makes things more comfortable
    • always waves when he drives by and sometimes yells hilarious obscenities out the window
    • puts up with the craziness of your world … kids, dirt bikes, barking dogs, horse trailers, teenage parties, cars in and out all hours of the day and night, boats parked in the driveway … and never says a word
    • always strolls over to the BBQ when invited … but never overstays his welcome
    • needs you … even if it’s just to get the tractor off the creek bank
    • works to have a stress free life … even though none of us seem to really achieve it
    • knows your family
    • makes you laugh
    • stays a friend for all 21 years … his last words to Michael on Saturday … “love ya baby”
    He knows we are by your side Ginny, with love, Cynthia & Michael

    Cynthia and Michael Hudock | October 17, 2018 at 9:30 PM
  6. For over 40 years, we considered any time (not often enough) we spent with Ginny and Bruce, a special occasion. To know them has enriched our lives.

    Bruce always spoke with reverence about the people who had touched and influenced his life: family, friends, an occasional stranger and of course his one true love, Ginny, and the boys. We so enjoyed hearing about his experiences as Bruce was a wonderful story teller – entertaining, funny and generous of spirit. When Bruce gave advice, it was coming from a place of compassion and wisdom. “What you wanna do is….” was a signal to sit up and listen as you were about to hear a very good idea.
    We feel like Bruce built exactly the life he wanted much like he built the path in his woods – with perseverance and love.

    With much love to Ginny, Bruce Jr. and Jesse
    
Todd and Susie Allman (“Taaaaaahhd and Suuuze”)

    Todd and Elizabeth Allman | October 13, 2018 at 4:18 PM
  7. Bruce, as all who knew him are so aware, was a rare and unique man. I am richer for having known him and forever lacking enrichment for having known him so briefly. Bruce’s voice, calming and reassurng, always eased anxiety with a brief wink and few quick words. Never speaking in compete sentences as he strode past the door, he could convey paragraphs of information in what others took to be cryptic and secretive phrases; I always understood. His way of communicating could be unique at times depending on the situation. His laughter infectous, his mind razor sharp, and his impact on those he interacted with, profound. My deepest sympathies to all his loved ones and my sincere gratitude for sharing him with us. Peace Bruce!

    Rich Morrison | October 12, 2018 at 8:32 PM
  8. As my first boss and my greatest mentor, Bruce made a lifelong impact on my life and career. He taught me about the importance of relationships – how to build them and nurture them – and how to act with honor in business life and personal life. I will always remember with fondness our many discussions at “the magic cottage,” and our strolls at Longwood Garden. Ginny, I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a rare, decent, generous, and kind man, and we are all reeling from this tragic news. I take some solace in knowing that Bruce lived an amazingly rich and satisfying life, and I am sure his last thoughts were of gratitude for the many blessings that found him, most of all his long marriage with Ginny.

    Cully Cavness | October 12, 2018 at 4:51 PM
  9. Bruce and I go back so far that it only seemed right that he would refer to me by my adolescent name “Dickie”. He would always exaggerate the ending with eeeeeeee followed by his hearty laugh. His voice with that greeting will remain with me forever. I was so looking forward to meeting with him this past week to go over his new landscaping plans and reminiscing. I was always impressed with his ability to command the attention of the crowd wherever he was.
    Hardest to lose is someone who really showed us how to live.
    So very sorry.

    Richard Pratt | October 12, 2018 at 9:47 AM
  10. My condolences to the lovely Ginny and the rest of the Levy Family. Bruce was my best friend and mentor. I loved him dearly. I will miss our long talks about the farm and great times we had on the golf course. Bruce loved his family and loved his farm. I will miss him. Thanks for being such a great friend Bruce!

    ROBERT WAGNER | October 11, 2018 at 11:39 AM
  11. Our condolences to Ginny and the rest of Bruce’s family and his friends. We were lucky to have enjoyed Bruce’s generosity, humor and warmth when we moved to the neighborhood to start our lives as a family. He and Ginny made us feel welcome and part of a community in a way we will never forget. As he did (endless) work on his beloved property, Bruce would stop by our fence and greet our rambunctious dog Bear with a hearty laugh and affection, rain or shine — and always crack a joke. He is off to a greater adventure now, but we will treasure his memory. Thank you Bruce.

    Perry, Lauren, and Bear Bentley | October 10, 2018 at 2:48 PM
  12. To all the precious Levy family…such warm memories of Bruce. He made the West Chester Garden Club part of his family..always welcome. I will surely remember him saying”Everyone loves Ginny”. We will miss his smiling encouragement. Thank you Bruce!

    Sue Armstrong | October 10, 2018 at 8:51 AM

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