Harvey Solomon Levine ’54 died June 19, 2009, in Portland following a heart attack.
Harvey Solomon Levine ’54 died June 19, 2009, in Portland following a heart attack. He was born in Lewiston on June 27, 1932, and prepared for college at Portland High School. He ran track and cross-country in both high school and college, where he was a member of Alpha Rho Upsilon fraternity. After Bowdoin, he spent three years stationed in Berlin as an Army counter-intelligence agent, attaining the rank of sergeant. After his discharge, he managed his parents’ dry-cleaning business, ABC Cleaners,
in Westbrook. In 1964, he opened his own dry-cleaning business in Portland followed by two more, Orchid Cleaners and His and Hers Cleaners, which his wife managed. In 1978, he joined Maine Insurance Agency in Portland as head of the life insurance and financial services department, and later worked as an agent for John Hancock. Most recently he worked as an independent financial advisor. He was a licensed real estate broker and had several financial planning and insurance certifications. He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States and Temple Beth-El in Portland. He is survived by Helen Schwey Levine, his wife of 50 years; a son, Eliot Levine; a daughter, Cathy Levine Gilgore; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Levine Morris.