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Edward R. Levine Obituary


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“Ed You gave me my first career step into Oceanography working many hours on ships at sea and in the office. I continue your legacy and your...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Linda Lidestri-Vassil - FL

“Hey Ed!It's about 3 weeks since your molecules were reassigned. I think about you a lot every day.Elementary School, Junior High School, High School...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Kramer - Jersey City, NJ

“I first met Ed when we were both graduate students at URI. It was clear from the beginning that he was a thoroughly unique individual. Later we...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Steve Riser - Seattle, WA

“Dear Eddi,these lines are coming from Regina and me (Joachim) and are exclusively written for you. When we both heard what happened, Wendell told us...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Joachim and Regina Groeger - Kiel, RI

“Ed, as your long time friend and drum instructor for over 12 years I will miss you greatly my friend and fellow music lover. Bob Gullotti ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: bob gullotti - MA

“I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Eddie. With deepest sympathy to his family and friends,Nancy H. WhiteNewport, RI ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy H. White - RI

“Dear Ed,I am very sad to learn of your sudden passing. During the time we were in the same group, we did not meet often; however, you had always...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Nguyen Xuan Nguyen - West Warwick, RI

“Ed was one of the folks at the Newport lab whom I always felt were totally dedicated to supporting the Navy's needs without respect to lab politics....Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Van Holliday - San Diego, CA

“There are people in this world that have the gift to bring humor into peoples lives and leaving it behind them when they go. Eddie was one of those...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Len & Pam Mellberg - dartmouth, MA

“Ed - I'll miss you. Our paths crossed only occasionally, usually at conferences, but when they did we made sure to find some live music somewhere....Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Fabian Wolk - Victoria

“I cannot recall the first time that I met Ed. It was probably a hand-shake and a smile at some oceanographic conference. My first definitive...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Rolf Lueck - Victoria

“Ed and I were graduate students together at GSO. His humor and gentle demeanor were a pleasant part of those years, so were his funny quirks, like...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Bob Weisberg - St. Petersburg, FL

“As a newly-minted graduate from the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, my first job was working on a Fortran program to compute rotary covariance...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Dan O'Neill - Jamestown, RI

“We were shocked and sadden to hear of the passing of our neighbor, Ed.With deepest sympathy, ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Howard & Linda Williams - Newport, RI

“I had the opportunity to get to know Ed through our estuarine scientist band. His dry sense of humor and talent kept us all on our toes. I'll miss...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Sara Grady - Plymouth, MA

“As with so many of Ed's friends and colleagues, I am still reeling from the shock of losing him. We were fellow GSO students back in the '70's and...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Jonathan Garber - Kingston, RI

“Ed was a good friend and advisor since the first day I arrived in United States five years ago. We did a lot of sea test together. And I can still...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Zhankun Wang - Fairhaven, MA

“I always thought of Eddie as my older, "cooler" cousin. Whether he was telling me about his experiences conducting research on a ship, playing the...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Stacy Wiener - Loch Arbour, NJ

“As young, freshly minted PhD oceanographers, Ed and I took an excursion to an Australian beach resort after the IUGG meeting in Canberra in the late ...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Ray Schmitt - Woods Hole, MA

“Ed and I "did" GSO together getting our degrees the same year. We worked together on a few projects after he went to NUSC. What a delight he was to...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: David Evans - Arlington, VA

“Eddie was a kind soul at heart. He and I were companions for many years.We even married for a short time, even though that did not work out. We...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Patricia Leyden - Jam,estown, RI

“Ed and I were good friends. He did a Masters degree with me at URI, and we published a joint paper based on this work. I am very sorry to hear that...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Kern Kenyon - Del Mar, CA

“Ed was a good friend and colleague for many years. Ed and I shared a passion for music and over the years went to many jazz performances together,...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Larkin - Jamestown, RI

“Ed,Wendy and I both love you and miss you immensely. You have been a major part of my life and we have shared many, many ups and downs. This road...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Lou Goodman - Portsmouth, RI

“I knew Ed since URI days. Great sense of humor, always ready to laugh. He was a good buddy who loved women, wine, and song...and his long-time...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Ira Silverman - West Barnstable, MA

“As a colleague of Ed's for many years, I was saddened to learn of his sudden passing. He always had time for a friendly word and smile and he will...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Laurie Dutra - Portsmouth, RI


It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Edward R. Levine of Newport RI. Ed died on Wednesday June 24, 2009 after a brief illness. Ed was born on April 3, 1947 in New York City, and was the son of Ben and Rose (Morgenvesser) Levine. He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science; CCNY; and URI/Graduate School of Oceanography, where he received his PhD in Oceanography in 1975. Ed was a Senior Scientist/ Oceanographer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center where he spent 34 years. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and the recipient of many distinguished awards. Ed was a musician and accomplished drummer. Through his generous nature, alive spirit and intellectual wit he touched the lives of all with whom he came in contact. He will be missed by his many friends, his Aunt Rita Seitz of Florida, cousin Stacy Wiener of New Jersey and cousins Terri and Fritzi Roth of Michigan. Services will be private

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