Levy-David Family Memorial Fund
Organized by: Alice Heckman
Funeral Arrangement Details
July 08, 2016
Stanford A. Levy Jr.
June 3, 1941-July 2, 2016
Travel & Memorial Service Funds
On July 2, 2016, surrounded in love, Stanford Levy passed away. He had the privilege of having all the family present to express their love, spend precious time by his side and say their personal goodbyes.
Mr Stanford A. Levy, Jr. was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Mrs. Levy-David's Family brought their father to Houston in order to receive the care of experts at MD Anderson.
Mr.Levy, Jr. petitioned his family to make Panama, his homeland, his final resting place.
The family is currently making preparations for all to go to Panama. Your support would be greatly appreciated. The cost is substantial.
We sincerely wish the family our deepest sympathy for their loss. May they feel comfort and forever carry loving memories of Mr. Stanford Levy, Jr. He touched many hearts and will truly be missed.
May Stanford Levy rest in eternal peace. Please help us honor this patriarch's final request.
We would like to thank everyone in advance for their loving thoughts, prayers and kind donations.
Stanford A. Levy Jr.
Sunrise: June 3, 1941
Sunset: July 2, 2016
Stanford A. Levy Jr. was born on June 3, 1941. He was the second child born of the union of Stanford Levy and Sylvia James. Stanford spent his early years with his grandparents Joshua James and Victoria Maxwell in Gamboa, Canal Zone, where he received his First Communion in 1948 at the age of seven in Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. He spent much of his early childhood hunting, fishing, learning agriculture and farming under his grandfather’s careful tutelage.
Stanford was a popular student. He attended Paraiso High School, where he excelled in debate and graduated with Honors in the top 10 percent of his class in 1960. He married his childhood sweetheart, Elena Winter in 1963 prior to departing to the United States to attend Fresno College in California until 1965.
After a brief apprenticeship he joined the United States Postal Service, while raising four children: Michel, Luis, Carmela, and Deboney in the small town of La Chorrera. Stanford dedicated his time away from work to his family, carefully guiding his sons and daughters in the pursuit of excellence in sports, the arts, and academics.
In 1984, Stanford retired from the Postal Service and relocated his family to Houston, Texas, where he opened Levy Electronics along with his son Michel. He also completed a second career with Pennzoil Oil Company, retiring in 2001.
Upon his retirement, Stanford returned to Panama with his wife Elena. He spent his final years in dedicated multiple service and community projects as a member of the Elks Lodge. He also made time to share invaluable lessons with his seven beloved grandchildren: Brittney, Briana, Alyssa, Gavin, Julian, Evan, and Isla.
Our father’s unexpected departure followed a brave battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Elena Levy; his four children Michel Levy, Luis Levy, Carmela Levy-David, and Deboney Thomas; and his sisters Audrey Ford, Elena Morrell, Delight Bowman, and Leatha Sprauve.
Our father had a tremendous passion for life. He loved great BBQ, straight ahead Jazz, fishing, his numerous friends and relatives, and his beloved Panama where he desired to have his final resting place. His departure leaves an space in our hearts that will never be filled. We love you Dad. May you rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Amen.