Ralph Jacob Levi ’53 died on January 5, 2008, in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Born on August 13, 1930, in Portland, he prepared for college at Portland High School and became a member of Alpha Rho Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation, he was a feature writer for The Concord Daily Monitor newspaper in New Hampshire. He served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps from 1953- 55, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He was an advertising manager with the General Tire & Rubber Company in Lawrence, Mass., from 1955-70, and vice president for Institutional Advertising, Inc., in Hingham, Mass., from 1970-72. From 1972 until his retirement in 1990, he was president of Atlantic Associates Advertising, Inc. in Peabody, Mass. He was active with a number of organizations, including the Boston Advertising Club, the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, the United Cerebral Palsy Association, the United Way, the Massachusetts Businessmen’s Association, and the Woodvale Civic Association. He was a member of Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody. He is survived by his wife, Esther(Adler)Levi,whomhemarriedin 1953, and a daughter, Diane Levi of Swampscott, Mass.