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Name:

Morton Levine

 

Date:

January 10th, 1916 - January 2nd, 2008

 

Obituary:

Born January 10, 1916 Duluth. Died January 2, 2008 Minneapolis. Survived by his greatest colleague and partner in life, his wife of 69 years, Natalie. Also survived by daughters, Harriet (Bruce) Bart and Tammy Farace, grandchildren, Bradley (Susan), Eden (Paul), and Gavin (Caprice), and great grandchildren Lea, Aliza, Ellen, Nina and Nathan. Mort was extremely proud of his family and inspired them toward greater humanity. Mort was a career officer with the U.S. Department of Justice, specializing in intelligence, immigration and security. During his career he chased spies, served as an administrative judge in the INS, reported the futility of building a fence along the US Mexico border (1954!), advised the National Security Counsel and US Attorneys General, and fought for the laws of the land. Following the assassination of President Kennedy, Mortís knowledge of Lee Harvey Oswaldís background was crucial to early investigations and resulted in offers of promotion. Choosing family over career Mort and Natalie left Washington, DC and returned to Minnesota to be with their family. In 1975 he retired from his position as Assistant Commissioner of Security Northwest Region. Though blinded in his 50ís Mort remained a seer. In retirement he served as ombudsman at the Minneapolis Jewish Community Center. His wisdom, warmth and optimism touched everyone he met. He remained keenly interested in politics frequently offered advice about past lessons in democracy to local, state, and national politicians and the listening audience of Air America. Politically active into his 90ís, he was pained by the recent erosion of civil liberties and hoped to survive long enough to see them restored. Mort was a true patriot and loved his country beyond measure. Doctors William Rosenberg , David Fine and Jim Schiller provided the utmost in attention and care during Mortís final years, thank you. The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Doris George who was an exceptional care provider and confidante for Mort during his final months. Special appreciation is also extended to Mary Parker and the dedicated caregivers at Fairview Hospice. Funeral service FRIDAY January 4, 1PM at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2324 Emerson Ave., S., Mpls. In lieu of flowers/donations Mort would like everyone to read the Publiusí Federalist Papers and Sun Tzuís The Art of War. SHIVA, Knollwood Place, 3630 Phillips Pkwy., St. Louis Park (Sat 7PM).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie Davis Levine

 

Name:

Natalie Levine

 

Date:

June 7th, 1916 - March 25th, 2008

 

Obituary:

Born June 7, 1916 Duluth. Died March 25, 2008 Minneapolis. Preceded in death by her husband and collaborator of 69 years, Mort. Survived by daughters Harriet (Bruce) Bart and Tammy Farace, grandchildren Bradley (Susan), Eden (Paul), and Gavin (Caprice), and great grandchildren Lea, Aliza, Ellen, Nina, and Nathan. Natalie was a no-nonsense woman of practicality. Raised in the depression, she knew the value of both hard work and generosity. She never sought recognition for her own accomplishments; she instead preferred to push others to reach their potential. She enjoyed drama and fashion design, was a skilled seamstress, and had a knack for bargain shopping. Natalie used money saved from coupon shopping to help establish a market for residents of a local assisted living facility. She used her problem solving skills to advise her family and assist Mort who was blinded in mid-life. A stoic, she was neither a lullaby nor a storm; she was not afraid to share her opinions until dementia stole them away. The family expresses their deep gratitude to Sandy Nelson who helped bring quality to Natalieís final months. Special appreciation is also extended to Mary Parker, Dr. Lawrence Kerzner, and the dedicated caregivers at Twin Cities Hospice.Funeral 2 PM on Friday March 28, at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave. S. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimerís Association: 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17 Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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