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Pearl K. Levin
March 1st, 2011
Pearl K. Levin, nee Krasnow, of Racine died on Feb. 15. She was 92.
She was born in New York City and married Harold Levin in 1940 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In 1960, he founded the Bank of Elmwood in Racine; and after his death in 1974, Pearl served as a vice president of the bank until 2009, when the bank closed.
She was a member of Beth Israel Sinai Congregation and a president of its Sisterhood, a member and president of the Racine chapter of Hadassah, a member and president of St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Racine Community Foundation board, and a member of the Racine Country Club. She was also a longtime chair of local fund raising for Hadassah Medical Organizations.
According to her family, she enjoyed reading, traveling, and needlepoint.
She is survived by daughters Barbara (David) Behnke of Little Rock, Ark., and Ilene Levin (Steve Goldfine) of Duluth, Minn.; son Jess (Ellen) Levin of Fox Point; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home handled arrangements. Rabbi Martyn Adelberg officiated at the funeral on Feb. 17. Burial was in Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Beth Israel Sinai Congregation, Hadassah, the Racine Community Foundation, or other charities.