Isaac Jack Lévy passed away Jan. 22, 2020. Lévy was born on the Isle of Rhodes Dec. 21, 1928. With his family, he left Rhodes in 1939 and went to Tangiers, Morocco, where he lived with others from Rhodes who escaped the terrors of World War II.
Isaac, his mother and his grandmother came to the United States through the Port of New Orleans in 1945 during the war. They made their home in Atlanta and in Brooklyn. Isaac received his master of arts from the University of Iowa in 1959 and his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1966. He devoted his life to research and writing about his people, the Sephardim.
Isaac is survived by his wife Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt; children Cathie Lévy Ott, Heather Elrick and Michael Lévy; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at Greenwood Cemetery Jan. 24 with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.