Obituary of Robert Morton Levy (1926 – 2021) – Huntington, West Virginia


ROBERT MORTON LEVY passed away on December 14, 2021 at the Woodlands Retirement Community in Huntington. He was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Joyce G. Levy, who passed just 7 weeks ago on October 27, 2021. He was also predeceased by his parents, Louis and Sarah “Sally” Levy. Robert is survived by his sister, Lois Fineman of Cary, North Carolina; her son, Peter (and Kelly) Levy of Huntington, West Virginia; daughter Jane (and Bill) Campbell of Portland, Oregon; son Joel (and Shaunna) Levy, also of Portland, Oregon. Bob is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Seth Levy, Adam Levy, Leah Levy, Lydia Levy, Anna Campbell and Elizabeth Campbell, and 3 great grandchildren, Linus, Sophie and Isabelle. Robert was born in Huntington, West Virginia on February 12, 1926. He graduated from Huntington High School and received a joint bachelor’s degree from Marshall and Purdue universities. At Marshall, he served as president of the Tau Epsilon Phi Brotherhood, vice-president of the Interfraternity Council, and was elected a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Brotherhood. Robert received his Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law, where he served as vice president of the school’s student body and vice president of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. Robert served in the United States Army (368t lnfintry Division) from 1943 to 1946. He served in the Philippines and Okinawa and reached the rank of first lieutenant at the age of 20. Robert practiced law from the time he obtained his law degree until the age of 88. He was founder and partner of the law firm of Levy & Patton, then Levy and Trautwein, then Levy, Trautwein and Pancake, and finally, Lamp, O’Dell, Bartram, Levy & Trautwein. A general practitioner, he specializes in the areas of estate planning and administration, banking law, insurance defense work and business organizations. He was General Counsel for Twentieth Street Bank and the First Sentry Bank which he helped organize, as well as for the Huntington Sanitary Board (1954-1998), the Cabell County Public Library (1973-2013) and the Cabell Huntington Hospital. Robert has served as chairman of the Huntington Art Museum, the Marshall University Artist Series, the Huntington Pediatric Clinic, the B’nai Brith Lodge, the Friends of the SE Library, and the B’nai Sholom congregation. He has also served on the board of directors of the Huntington Automobile Club (AAA), United Huntington industries, YMCA, American Red Cross (vice-president), Community Players, Cabell County Centennial Commission, Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation, Cabell County Library Friends Board , Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO}, Cammack Children’s’ Center, Ebeneezer Medical Outreach and the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless. Robert has served as committee chair for the Community Welfare Council, the Boy Scouts of America, the Mental Health Association and the West Virginia State Bar. Robert’s passions included photography (including development) and traveling with Joyce. Together they made a total of 33 trips outside the continental United States, including 25 trips to the United States. Europe and the Middle East, and 3 trips to Asia.Bob and Joyce’s life celebration and memorial service will be announced at a later date. , donations can be sent to the B’nai Sholom Congreg ation or the Huntington Art Museum.
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Posted by the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary on December 18, 2021.


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