Obituary: Robyn Joyce Levy, 57

Obituary: Robyn Joyce Levy, 57

Robyn Joyce Levy, 57, of Atlanta, daughter of Charles Morton Levy and Dorothy Cohen Levy of Columbus, passed away peacefully Monday, April 4, 2016.

Robyn was born Feb. 8, 1959, in Columbus. She excelled at school and was a voracious reader. She was a Governor’s Honors student and graduated early from Hardaway High School. As a premed major, Robyn graduated with honors from Duke University and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Robyn went on to specialize in pediatric and adult allergy and clinical immunology at Washington University in St. Louis and Harbor-UCLA. Robyn began her private practice, Family Allergy and Asthma Center, as a solo practitioner in Atlanta in 1997 and operated it until her retirement in 2015. Throughout her professional career, Robyn was a sought-after lecturer and speaker worldwide, including segments on CNN. She also served as a team doctor and consultant during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games as well as the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Robyn was a staff physician at Northside Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

Robyn was a long-standing member of the 1998 Society. She was passionate about children’s medical causes and frequently volunteered as a secret Santa for the Fulton County Division of Family and Children Services. Robyn was crazy about basset hounds. She and her husband, Steven, rescued several that eventually joined their family. She had an impressive collection of everything basset hound: paintings, memorabilia, books and sculptures.

Robyn is survived by Steven Goodman, the love of her life, whom she met on JDate. They shared a passion for travel, fashion, funny movies and theater and loved their families above all. Robyn is also survived by her siblings, Susan Levy and Jake Levy (Rosie); nieces Elaina, Isabella and Juliana Levy; sisters-in-law Nina Goodman Mabry and Lisa Goodman Palmer (Mike); and brother-in-law Perry Goodman (Robin).

Sign the online guestbook at Memorial contributions may be made to Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia ( and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta ( Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 6, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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