Obituary: Philip Simon Levy, 76

Obituary: Philip Simon Levy, 76

Michael Jacobs

Atlanta Jewish Times Editor Michael Jacobs is on his second stint leading the AJT's editorial operations. He previously served as managing editor from 2005 to 2008.

Philip Simon Levy, 76, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, after a five-year battle with cancer.

He was born Dec. 23, 1938, in Tampa, Fla., to Miriam and Victor Levy, both of blessed memory. Philip worked for over 35 years in the telecommunications industry for AT&T, Western Electric, Bell South and Media One. He was a member of Congregation Shaarei Shamayim and Fulton Lodge F. & A.M. and a Hadassah associate. He was proud of his service in the Navy and often spoke of the “cruise” he took on his Uncle Sam’s yacht. Philip could often be found enjoying his combined hobbies, photographing trains and firefighters in action. He also shared many photos with his Fulton Lodge brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Anita (Schulman), son, Joel, and daughter, Helane, all of Atlanta; brother and sister-in-law Zvi (Harvey) and Shlomit Schulman of Kfar Blum, Israel; nieces and nephews in Israel and Florida; and cousins in Atlanta and Florida.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hadassah, 47 Perimeter Center East, Suite 210, Atlanta, GA 30346, or Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Mark Kunis officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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